Pattern Testing

More Knits Ode To Spring Shawl Pattern Review

More Knits Ode To Spring Shawl Pattern Review

The day has arrived! Abby of the More Knits Podcast has released her latest design: the Ode to Spring shawl. This triangular shawl is made up of alternating sections of 2-color brioche and garter stitch. It is mindless and perfect for a cozy evening snuggled up to watch your favorite movie or tv show. There is enough changes to prevent boredom, but it isn't so complicated that you must be undistracted in order to work on it. I am so glad I was able to be a test knitter!

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Miel Shawl - Claire Walls: A Pattern Review

Miel Shawl - Claire Walls: A Pattern Review

The Miel shawl by Claire Walls is finally live!! 🎉🎉🎉

 Now I'm normally not a fan of triangular shawls, but the benefit of this particular shawl is that it is quite large.  The other triangle shawls I have knit in the past were smaller and didn't cover my arms when I wore them around my shoulders. Miel completely covers my arms and then some! It is a warm, cozy, half blanket shawl and I love it.

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Billowing Shawl - The Blue Mouse: Pattern Review

Billowing Shawl - The Blue Mouse: Pattern Review

I have been on such a shawl knitting kick recently! That is partly due to all the test knits I’ve been working on over the past month or so, but I’ve also just been enjoying working on projects bigger and more complex than socks. I actually have three more shawls that I’ll be blogging about when the patterns are released. (If you want a peek at them, they were featured on my most recent podcast episode.)

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How to Be a Pattern Tester: It's So Much More Than Just Getting Free Patterns

How to Be a Pattern Tester: It's So Much More Than Just Getting Free Patterns

I love pattern testing. It is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have found since starting my blog way back when. At first I would read about other crafters doing pattern testing, but then I started itching to try it out for myself! It took me a while to figure out how to get into pattern testing pools, but once I did it seemed like I kept finding more and more!

In my experience, this is how pattern tests usually work out:

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