One of the coolest things for me as a designer is seeing what my test knitters do with a new design. I have worked with some awesome testers. Both talenting knitter pals of mine, and generous folks from ravelry who volunteer to work through my pattern drafts sight unseen. Its incredible to work on something for so long, and then put it out into the world and suddenly, one day in your inbox, have it return to you as something new and lovely.
So today I thought I would take a mintue to show of a few of the amazing Pierrot/Petite Pierrot FOS that my test knitters worked up!
First off there are these beauties by AdaVaniwaarden who volunteered to work up a pair of the adult version of the pattern in the medium size. I LOVE this color!
Ada used Opal sonnengelb yarn and gosh I just think they look so warm and lovely. Although admittedly I am a sucker for a good shade of yellow:)
Next up we have a couple of pairs of baby socks worked up by my dear friend Stephie6. She is a big fan of working socks two at a time so for her baby socks she work….get this…FOUR socks at a time on one ciruclar needle. Yes, she is a knitting badass…there is no other way to describe her level of coolness.
She used life in the long grass in “damask” for the biege pair and solstice luna sock in “socttish moss” for the green pair. I will never stop being impressed by this picture of four little cuffs on one needle.
and the finished prodcut came out great!
Finally we have one more pair of the adult Pierrot knit by RavinRed. These are lovely as well. She knit them in the small size but I think this color would also look great in a mens sock…what do you think?
She used Deborah Norville Serenity in the “Charcoal” colorway. I like the way the subtle varigation make the dimond pattern pop out. I think Pierrot himself would have been pleased with these.
I got so excited seeing what other knitters did with my pattern that I cast on a second pair myself in THIS yarn (the colorway is called race car red). The sample pair that I knit for the pattern photos will be saved for trunk shows and displaying, but this pair…this pair will be for me:). Most sock yarns have some kind of fiber besides wool added to them to give a little strength, most often its nylon, but in the midsommar sock it is silk and the addition of the silk makes it OHHH SOOO YUMMY for a pair of elegant socks. Check it out…
I will be sure to show you the finished product 🙂