You know the one, Monongahela. So here's the deal. I will need some test knitters. This is a first for me but I've decided a few things. There will be 2(er... 3) main versions, one a shawlette, the other a full shawl(and a mini). In the directions will be options to go in between those sizes. I will want some test knitters that prefer written and some that prefer charted instructions.
So that's 4(er.. 6) groups of test knitters.
- Shawlette, written
- Shawlette, charted
- Shawl, written
- Shawl, charted
- (Mini, written)
- (Mini, charted)
Here's me concentrating. The purple shawl is knit of light fingering.
I also think that this design looks different and quite nice in different weights of yarn. In a heavier weight I think it is a very nice manshawl. By the way, the shawl below is a proto-type that is slightly different than what I have written up. The manly shawl is of sport weight.
I don't know whether of not I should have it test knit in multiple yarn weights but I'd like it to ultimately be knit up by the general public in whatever weight suits them. I also have a problem with needle size because I knit very loosely. I figure if I do a gauge then it should all make sense. I think I might want to include a small gauge swatch pattern in there like I have seen in other patterns.
If you would like to participate in this test knit, please leave a comment below. EDIT: You may now go to Monongahela Shawl Testers. I'll leave the comments of all who are still interested but it is no longer necessary to comment on this blog. In addition to finishing up writing up this pattern I will work on banner and badge art. I hope to get my group running within a day of this update(march 27). I have had a healthy amount of interest but I think I can deal with more testers. Perhaps I am naive but I think I'd be OK with a few more.
ETA: My latest variation, behold the Mini-Monongahela
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