I’ve finished the second draft of the written pattern and hopefully will get it out the the test knitter tomorrow. Since the gauge is very fine — 37 sts over 4″ [10cm], this test knit will probably take a little longer than the last one, so I’m thinking this pattern won’t be up in my Ravelry store for at least 3 weeks.
This picture shows one of the possible 8 motifs that will be available with the final pattern.
On My Needles:
I’ve started knitting the sample for my next design (secret for now).
Things I’m finding out about myself:
My current design process:
- sketching my ideas
- choosing the yarn
- knitting the swatch and measuring the gauge
- washing and drying the swatch and measuring the gauge — I always use this gauge to design the garment
- knitting a new swatch because I forgot to measure the first swatch before I washed and dry it!
- charting my design in 1 size on true grid graph paper — I use the Incompetech website to generate the graph paper for the required gauge
- knitting the sample garment, modifying the pattern as I find things that don’t work the way I thought it would 😉
- translating the charted design into written instructions
- find some test knitters
- make gazoodles of changes to clarify, correct errors, and make the pattern better based on suggestions by these fabulous test knitters
I’ll reread this in about 6 months or a year and see if / how my process has changed 😉