Crochet Testers Wanted 04/06/2016

Bridgwater Crafts
Kaylin Spa Cloth

I’m almost finished my crochet design, Kaylin Spa Cloth. I just need to add some photos and do some formatting. So, it’s time to start looking for testers. If you are interested in becoming one of my testers please notify me by leaving a comment here, emailing me or pm me on Ravelry.

Kaylin is one of six designs in my upcoming Hooks, Needles and Spoons ebook. The ebook consists of three crochet and three knit patterns that are simple basics; simple enough you can work on them with little brainpower required and finish with a usable product.

Here’s the info again-I know it’s pretty small in the photo!
Necessary Skills (American Crochet Terms)
Slip Knot
Chain
Single Crochet
Weaving In Of Ends

Materials
Worsted Weight Cotton (50 g)
6 mm/J/10 hook
Tapestry Needle

Tester Requirements
Crochet washcloth by June 20.
Testers are required to provide feedback on clarity of instructions, errors found and any suggestions.
Complete a project page on Ravelry.
Link project page to pattern page upon publication.

Tester Compensation
In appreciation of their time and work, testers will be gifted the published pattern in their Ravelry libraries and a coupon code for 20% off any existing and new patterns in my Ravelry store valid until December 31, 2016.

Drusilla is Open for Testing!

Test Knitters Wanted
Test Knitters Wanted

My latest design Drusilla Cloth is ready for test knitting. The test will be done in my Ravelry Group. If you would like to test but are not a Ravelry member please get in touch and we can try to work something out. I am looking for four testers.

Materials
1 skein Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or equivalent
5 mm needles

Deadline
Oct. 31.

Compensation
In appreciation of their time and work, testers will be gifted the published pattern and a coupon code for 20% off any existing and new patterns valid until December 31, 2015.

Testers must provide feedback on clarity of instructions, any errors found and any suggestions. Once published, testers are required to link their project to the Ravelry pattern page. Testers will be acknowledged in the pattern, on the Ravelry Pattern Page and here by Ravelry user name only unless express permission received.

It’s Been A Week!

It’s been a week. I underestimated how literally painful returning to work would be. I think I’m starting a fibro flare. I hope not!

I’ve been researching designing. Reading books, blogs, and forums. I’ve been working on patterns and knitting samples. I finished reading Shannon Okey’s The KNITGRRL Guide to Professional Knitwear Design and started reading Emma Robertson’s Knitting by Design. I finished knitting my second Ayla sample today and took photographs.

I’m a little bit further along on my next design. Here’s a peek:
Arielle Shawl peek

Yarnie Goodness!

It’s been a great day!

This morning I emailed a tech editor to query availability to work on Ayla. She emailed me back an acceptance this afternoon! I’m emailing her the file(s) after testing is complete.

I finished knitting my first sample of Ayla, cast off and wove in the ends. I finished the first draft of the pattern and converted it from a Pages file to a pdf. I caught an error before emailing the pattern to my first tester! Corrected the error, reconverted and emailed.

I started my second sample of Ayla. I’m using a different yarn this time and a different colour. I think I like this one better, so far at least.

Yarnie goodness arrived in the mail! A wonderful shipment I purchased from Audrey at Smitten Yarns www.smittenyarns.com during her June birthday month specials! In the package was a skein of Becoming Art Theia Sport in the Sanguine Sky colourway, three skeins of Yarn Love Marie Antoinette in the Be As One, The One and Only and It Takes One To Know One colourways, a 4.5mm HiyaHiya Sharp 24″ circular and a sample of Soak Heel in the Cucumber scent. This is my first Becoming Art yarn and my first Marie Antoinette (it’s a new base). They are all gorgeous and sparkly and sooo soft. Both bases have cashmere!

Smitten Birthday

I think I will have to design a three colour shawl for these! And yes the green really is that bright!

I started Design 4! I’ve written out the beginning and middle of the pattern. I need to decide on the end still. I started knitting sample one AKA Design 4a if you’re watching my project page. It’s not a three colour shawl but it is a shawl.

I already know what Design 5 will be but Design 6 may be that three colour shawl! Although the order I start the design may have nothing to do with the publication order. That will depend on how long the entire process runs. If Design 7 is something small it could easily overtake 4, 5 and 6!

But I will end with a hint – my next three are shawls…

OPEN TEST Ayla Washcloth

I am looking for four knitters willing to test knit a washcloth for my upcoming pattern. This pattern is beginner friendly. Only knit and purl stitches are used and the pattern is fully written, no charts are used.

The test will be held in my Ravelry group. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/bridgwater-crafts If interested but not on Ravelry contact me here. We’ll work something out. Like getting you on Ravelry!!!

Materials
1 skein Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or equivalent worsted weight cotton
4.00 mm needles (straights or circulars-your preference)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Deadline
August 1
Approximately 5 hours knitting time needed

Size
One size only although the pattern could easily be adjusted to decrease/increase the finished size.

Compensation
Testers will be gifted the finished pattern and receive a 20% off coupon code for existing or future patterns published in 2014-15. You will be acknowledged on the pattern page and within the pattern itself (Ravelry names only unless express permission received) anonymity is allowed.