Finally after a very long absence, here is another post in the series of my designs knitted by others; this time it is Helka knitted by British knitter Kate Klocker – aka Kalanche on Ravelry – but modelled by her sister-in-law at Kew Gardens, London’s Botanical Gardens in July, last year. Kate explains in her project notes: “15.7.16 Was going to get my SIL to be the photographer, but she was better as the model.” Kate took part in the test knit of Helka and made size XS in Garnstudio DROPS Merino Extra Fine using a 5 mm/US 8 with a little tighter gauge than stated. Kate worked 1 pattern repeat less than stated in the pattern since her row gauge was also slightly off and she wanted it a bit shorter than the given length of 79 cm/31″. You can read Kate’s useful and details notes on her project page.
This is how Kate presents herself with her lovely humour shining through, on her profile page: “I’m a self-taught knitter and crocheter with my own way of doing things (as in, not what my Mum calls “properly”)”. I know her to be a dedicated and meticulous test knitter, hence it came as no surprise that is a full-time doctor working in London. I love these photos of her version of Helka, so thank you Kate and to your sister-in-law for modelling! The English pattern is available in sizes XS to 2XL to buy on Ravelry and on Loveknitting.