If you’ve been following me for a little while, you probably know that I LOVE testing patterns. I love using the experience as an opportunity to meet new people (the other testers), work with designers, and learn more and more about different designer’s processes. I am so grateful for each and every pattern that I have been able to test! And let me assure you...this one is no different.
Chantal of Knitatude is just AMAZING. That is the best word. She is hilarious, an amazing maker, and a pattern writing genius. She creates garment patterns that are not only drop dead gorgeous, but also perfect for the beginner knitter. But if you are a more advanced knitter, they’re great for you too! She has SO many patterns to choose from, and my goodness, I wish I didn’t have to sleep. Because seriously, I would just knit them ALL. Personally I can’t wait to make the Syngonium Sweater, but that will have to wait just a bit longer ;) #waytoobusyallthetime
The Testing Process:
The testing process for any of Chantal’s patterns is always incredible. I have test knit for her quite a few times now, and have fully enjoyed every one. You guessed it, this one was no different! She hosts her group chats on IG, which is my personal favorite way, and is always so active in the chat. I don’t know how in the world she has the time, but I admire her for it!
The Stockinette Beginner Raglan is just that...a top down, seamless, knitted sweater perfect for any knitter, including a beginner! If you know how to knit, purl (though there is SO little purling), and work a knit front back increase, then you can do it. Seriously. The pattern is so, so easy to follow, and the sweater is quick to make since it uses worsted weight yarn. I love it so much!
The Deets about MY sweater:
- Made size XS/1
- Used Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted Superwash
- Went down to a size 8 needle in order to obtain gauge
- Shortened the body just a bit (with Chantal’s permission! ALWAYS ask before making a modification during testing!)
- Fits perfectly ;)
I love this sweater, and can’t wait to see YOURS! Check out the pattern linked below, and watch the full video ;)