Test Knitting

Mina Philipp's Cumulus Hat Pattern Review

Mina Philipp's Cumulus Hat Pattern Review

I am fairly convinced that Mina Philipp is a super woman. She is a fantastic knitting pattern designer who is constantly creating some of the most beautiful patterns I've ever seen. I've wanted to be a pattern tester for her for some time, but, as you can imagine, the position is much desired by many knitters. Somehow, I managed to get my name in soon enough to be a tester for her newly released Cumulus Hat.

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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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Lofoten Sweater WIP Progress #2

Lofoten Sweater WIP Progress #2

And I'm nearly done! I cannot believe how quickly this sweater has knit up. I was getting rather stressed and worried that I wouldn't be able to complete it in time. But here I am, one sleeve away from having a finished sweater! Then it's just a matter of weaving in ends and giving it a good block. 🎉 Hooray! 🎉

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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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Episode 46 | A Plethora of Shawls

Episode 46 | A Plethora of Shawls

I'm making a change to the podcast! From now on, the Emmy Couture Podcast will only be about sewing and knitting. That way I can keep them on the shorter side and make the filming/editing process less arduous. 

I am still planning to produce more shorter videos and only podcast once or twice a month. I prefer to have plenty of projects and progress to share with you!

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