Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Ominous Lighthouse: Test Knitters

The Ominous Lighthouse

EDIT:  sorry folks, all the tester spots have now been filled!  Keep following here or on ravelry to see the hat pattern release, and for more test knits :)

Hello lovelies! Looking for a couple of test knitters for a new hat. It’s a slouchy stripey number :)

It even has a back story!!

Whilst visiting my partners relatives on Mull, we decided to walk one of the many trails on the island. The entire week was stormy, the walk was one of the wettest I have ever embarked upon - the weather threw hailstones, sheets of rain and gale force winds at us. Suddenly, looming in the distance, we spotted the Ominous Lighthouse. I decided I loved this lighthouse and upon arriving back at home in front of the warm fire, delved into the yarn stash I had packed in my suitcase (don’t we all take unnecessary yarn on holiday with us?) and chose the warmest most rustic yarn I could find. Serendipity dictated that I had indeed brought the wooliest most sheep-like yarn I own, and the lighthouse seemed destined to influence this hat.

So when you’re choosing your yarn, and knitting your yummy scrunchy warm hat, think on the wind and the hail, and of the looming lighthouse by the cold winter sea.

To make this hat you would need:

  • 5mm (US size 8) DPNs or circular needles.
  • 120-140m of Aran yarn (60-70m each of two complimentary colours)
  • Be able to knit in the round
  • Be able to use two yarns (this is a striped hat)

Also, if you can finish the hat and feed back within a week or so I can give you a voucher for one of my other patterns.

Feedback would include how easy the pattern was to understand and if it can be improved anywhere, additional information you feel could be added and how you found the general layout.

Let me know if you’re interested!

Amanda :) x

P.S. You can get updates on test knits in my Ravelry Group too!

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