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Become a test knitter! 

Test knitting is a vital stage in creating great knitting patterns. Test knitters try out the pattern before it's published to make sure that all the instructions are present and clear, and provide feedback on sizing and yarn usage for the project. 

It's really helpful to have a range of experience levels test patterns. What I need from testers:

  • knit to the specified gauge
  • work from a pattern in Google Docs that's still being tweaked and may be edited when you're part-way through knitting, and add comments for any queries you may have
  • create a project on Ravelry including photos of your finished item
  • work to the given deadline for the test knit.

You get early access to the pattern before it's published, and, in return, you receive a free download of the finished pattern and an additional pattern of your choice from my Ravelry Store.  


Rosafolia Hat

Deadline: 26th April

There is a 10% discount on John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic Sport or Alpaca Supreme available to test knitters. Substitutions are also welcome. 

The Rosafolia hat is a beanie with a close fit and cables inspired by emerging rose leaves. It’s worked in the round from the bottom up, with a tubular cast-on for a neat, stretchy edge to the ribbing. The leaf-like cable motifs flow up into columns of knits on a purl background, all converging in satisfying crown decreases. 

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)


Finished circumference: 35 (40, 45, 50, 55) cm / 14 (16, 18, 20, 22)” 
Height: 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) cm / 6.5 (6.75, 7.25, 7.5, 8)”

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic Sport (333 m per 100 g skein)
Sample shown in shade Les Fleurs

26 (34, 40, 48, 58) g or 90 (110, 135, 165, 190) m

Gauge: 36 sts and 36 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in charted pattern in the round on larger needles, after blocking, unstretched


3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or size required to obtain correct gauge), plus preferred needles for smaller circumferences

2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or needle 2 sizes smaller than main needle)

Notions: Scrap yarn, stitch markers, cable needle, darning needle for sewing in ends. 



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