Sample Knitting Project – Before!
Frequently in my blog I talk about sample knitting, something I do enjoy. When I take on a sample knitting project, the yarn and project usually are a surprise to me and I appreciate the opportunity to try out a design, yarn, or even colorway that I would not normally pick up on my own. I started sample knitting because I knew a designer at a yarn company. That was a great way to get some initial experience and the yarn company was well known enough that I could use that when I looked into other projects. I have picked up a few more jobs from word of mouth or seeing a Facebook post that someone needed samples made up, and I have also had luck in responding to posts on Ravelry! This week my FO Friday project is a sample knit for Plymouth Yarn Co, a cowl in new colorways of their Baby Alapca DK.
Sample Knitting Project – After!
This project was straightforward and an fun way to spotlight your favorite colorways. One of these new colors is a great teal – not too green, not too blue, just right. This was my first time to knit with the Baby Alpaca DK – a long time ago I used the Baby Alpaca Grande for Dan’s scarf (way back when – it’s not even in my Ravelry projects!), these yarns just beg to be knit!
In looking up links, discovered their new-to-me blog! If you check out the post about Galway Roving, that is a sample I knit for them. When sample knitting, there are limits on what I can share – if it’s a new design, or new colorways, so I respect that and not provide too much detail about the project. I would give two thumbs up to the Galway roving (especially that cowl) – it was so warm, yet light! I tend to lean towards the blues-greens-purples / jewel tones for my personal style, though this orange was a really nice orange!