Monday, August 27, 2007

Corrections for La Parisienne Beret and Looking for Test Knitters

I have just posted corrections for the La Parisienne Beret and hope that the decreases are now correct. I thank all of you for pointing out the problem. I am notorious for taking cryptic notes!
I definitely need a test knitter. Being a test knitter is great, you get free yarn to play with, and try new patterns before anyone else. If you are interested write in the comments to this post. Your comment will remain private. Tell me a little about yourself, and your knitting experience, and be sure to include your e-mail address so that I may contact you.

I'm off to finish my newest sock. The new pattern combines two brand new SockPixie colorways, and will be posted tomorrow.


Ryn said...

Wow, I would *love* to be a test-knitter for you! I have approx. five years of knitting experience, and have knit loads of different things. I'm good at problem-solving, am creative, and always looking to try new techniques!

You can see some of my knitting on my blog here, and can reach me at

Thank you for making such beautiful sock yarn, and such creative patterns! Even if I don't get the opportunity to test-knit for you, thank you for taking the time to read my comment. I'm a big fan of your designs. :)


Anonymous said...

I would be interested in being a test knitter. It sounds really cool. My name is Danielle. I have been knitting for about 3 years non-stop. I have done lace, cables, fair-isle. I love socks. If you would like to know more or see some pictures, please let me know. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to test knit for you!!! I've been knitting for 4 years, and have done socks, sweaters, hats, gloves... you name it!!! I'm a process knitter and love a challenge! Best of all, I have a job that allows me to knit for a lot of the day!!! Let me know if you still need a tester. You can reach me at:

Melissa said...

Hello Caroline,

Melissa from Sebastopol here. I've been lurking on your site since back in the Philato days, and I came into your shop a few times after moving to California last year from Seattle. I also came to your French Knitting Night once. You and your shop are sorely missed in these parts!!

Anyway,I'd be willing to do some test knitting for you on smallish projects. I usually give myself deadlines for my projects (often parties where my gift will be expected), and I almost always knit to the gauge of a pattern. To give you a sense of my proficiency, I've been knitting for about 6 years, and I finally feel comfortable winging a project from scratch, fixing a dropped stitch a few rows back in a cable and doing stranded colorwork. I love socks and hats and bags and baby knits because they're instant gratification, and I only cast on for big projects if they're intended for a family member.

That about sums it up. I love the patterns you've been posting on your blog, and your color shop handpainted yarn is beautiful. I'd be more than happy to help you out in exchange for the chance to fondle some yarn...

Take care,

PS- If you look at my blog, please note that I rarely get around to updating it, and I've been meaning to post pics and updates of knitting projects for ages. It's kind of pathetic.

Susan Cannizzaro said...

Could you please tell me where the corrections are? I am dying to start the Beret.. It is so beautiful!!
Thanks so much

Adrienne said...

A little about me -- I've been seriously knitting for 5+ years and would qualify myself as intermediate. I'm also a writer and a mom, which has nothing to do with knitting.

Like the rest of the knitting world, I have a blog: It's probably got more than you ever wanted to know about me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Caroline,
Nan came into the gallery yesterday and we recognized that we knew each other from Philato. We both comiserated about how it was so much more than a knitting store and how much we miss you.

I would love to be a test knitter. I would say my abilities are somewhere in the middle. I'm not a beginner, but I'm not super advanced either. I'm probably a good representation of the average knitter.

I hope all is going well for you back in Boston. We really do miss you!

Love to you all,
Laura Rakitnichan

Anonymous said...

I would love to be a test knitter. I have been knitting for 2.5 years but I have no problem figuring out most patterns. I am a stay at home mom of 4 year old twins who love hand knit things. Both my boy and my girl have told me they want a pair of socks in every color!!
Here is my email:

I hope you will consider me,
Marcela Hanford

Anonymous said...

i would absolutely love to be a test
knitter.. I am above and intermediate and below an advanced.
Meaning I dont think I could design a pattern to kill me. But am very proficient at deciphering and figuring out what a pattern is calling for.

I love knitting socks, lace, top down sweaters. I knit every single day. And with my job i have a lot of
blocks of time to knit while I am at work, And they dont get upset. :)

My email is

Anonymous said...

I don't know if my comment submitted or not...

Forgot to sign my name as Sherry


Anonymous said...

I just found your website and fell in love with your patterns. I am 48 years old and I'm disabled (I have cancer and have been receiving treatment for the last 8 years - my cancer is not curable at this stage). I knit all the time to keep my mind off other things. I am an experienced knitter and I would love to be a test knitter for you.

If you are interested, email me at

I'd love to hear from you.
Joanne Rogers
Boothwyn, PA 19061

Launette said...

Hi I'd like to be a test knitter. I taught myself to knit in the 8th grade, knitted for a few years then stopped. I started knitting again 2 years ago when a student doing clinicals at my work showed up with a scarf his wife had knitted and I "Had" to have one. It snowballed from there I taught my coworkers to knit and now I have a job in a hospital where I'm on call for three days and can knit in my free time at the hospital.
thanks for your time.