The World Stops For a Test Knit
When a friend is testing out a new design I must help out. Especially when it’s a new and budding designer. Then the World stops for a test knit.
All Other Projects On Hold While The World Stops For a Test Knit!
One of the great things about COVID-19 is all the fantastic guy-knitters I’ve been able to meet. I’ve mentioned this before.
One relatively new knitter, Gabriel is the exact kind of knitter that enthuses me. He’s creative, thoughtful and adventurous. While I’m pretty supportive of most new knitters, I will go out of my way to encourage this type of knitter.
He’s just recently designed a new hat. He adapted a stitch pattern from something else he was working on and changed the sizing so it will be a tighter fitting “skully” type of hat. And he took great pains to make sure the top decreases enhanced the stitch pattern.
So, when he asked if anyone wanted to test knit it, I definitely wanted in.
First of all, I know how difficult it is to write up a pattern. Even a relatively simple pattern can be fraught with pitfalls.
Second, I really loved how his hat came out
Finally, I loved his process in working through how he would do his decreases at the crown, so I wanted to enjoy the fruits of his efforts by making my own.
Finally (again), I enjoy tech editing patterns.
Finally (okay, not-so-finally), I loved the name he gave the design – Gridditch. It’s a little descriptive and a little Harry Potterish.
Finally (final again, I promise), I knew I could finish it in one night of knitting.
I probably should have found some Gryffindor colorway yarn to make it in. I guess this could be a bit Slythernish.
Despite hat knitting, I have done some work on the Resolve Cowl and the Oil-Slick colorway of the latest Close To You Shawl, but I’ll wait to show you that until Monday’s blog entry.