I've just received back these 3 Cream and Sugar Cowl samples from my lovely test knitters.
It's a wonderful thing having my patterns knit up by others because not only does it help me get the pattern in tip top shape before releasing, but it also allows me to see what the pattern looks like knitted up in different yarns.
These above samples are all knit in fingering weight yarns, but each yarn is very different from the other and produces varied results.
The gold cowl was knit by Eliana and is out of Malabrigo Sock. A very straightforward and nice fabric.
Malabrigo is such a classic wool yarn, I'm glad to find another great application for it.
The brown cowl, knit by Preeti, is out of The Fibre Company Road to China Light. This cowl is the epitome of soft and squishy. This yarn also gives the fabric a slight fuzz which is lovely and adds warmth.
The third cowl, the pink one, was knit for me by Sarah. This was knit from Madelinetosh Prairie which is a light fingering weight yarn. This yarn created a delicate, ethereal looking cowl. I really like the resulting effect. Its very beautiful and different.
Thank you to all of my fabulous test knitters for creating these samples for me!