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What is Test Knitting, Anyway?

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

"A chance to knit for your favourite designers & try out their newest patterns! What is Test Knitting Anyway?" - Pink mesh stitch work on the needles
What is Test Knitting?

If you have been following my blog or Instagram you've heard me talk about test knitting, but you might not know what it actually entails. I didn't, until I started learning about designing. 

Test Knit vs. Knit-Along

You may have heard of a knit-along. A test knit is similar in that a group of knitters are all starting the same pattern at approximately the same time, and interacting with each other throughout the process. 

There are some great benefits to this as a knitter. For one, I don't know about you, but I don't have many "in-person" friends who knit, certainly not as much as I do. A test knit or knit-along is an opportunity to socialize with other knitters - and in this magical online world of ours, a chance to meet like-minded people from all around the world.