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Shandeh 04-01-2009 01:12 AM

April Shower Cap - AKA "April Fools Cap"
 
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I'm doing the April KH knit-along this month, because I need some test knitters!

A yarn company in my area has asked me to try out a new yarn they have manufactured. It's not available to the public yet, because it's a brand new thing. Supposedly, it's waterproof. :think: They say that the yarn just sheds water away. I find that hard to believe, but I'm willing to try it out.

They have asked me to find test knitters to help with the final yarn consumer testing. So, here's where you come in! :)

Just let me know if you want to be a test knitter, and I'll send you a skein of the yarn to try out. I'll even include a pattern for the shower cap I designed last night. (I figure that a shower cap will be the best way to test how waterproof this yarn really is.)

The yarn is easy to knit with, cushy and soft, and feels kinda like plastic. I wonder if they used recycled materials?

Here's a photo of the cap I made last night. I've decided to use the gauge swatch as a scrubber! :thumbsup: I've also included a photo of me wearing the cap. As you can see....the cap stretches out a lot when I wear it on my head.

Jan in CA 04-01-2009 01:16 AM

Ooo I'm in!! :yay:

dreamsherl 04-01-2009 06:22 AM

I would like to join in.

AngieLanigan 04-01-2009 08:14 AM

I would love to participate, if you're willing to ship to Canada (if not, I understand though!). I love that bright yellow!

dustinac 04-01-2009 08:23 AM

:happydance:count me in, maybe I'll actually get this month's KAL finished being a test knit...I'm still working on the March KAL :oo:

yarncharmer 04-01-2009 08:26 AM

Sandy,
I'd love to do this! Sounds like an interesting experiment. :figureditout:

The.Knitter 04-01-2009 08:37 AM

If you want to ship to Canada I'll test knit the cap for you! Sounds like fun to me.

Firey Vixxen 04-01-2009 10:58 AM

Oooh, tempting. Waterproof Yarn-does anyone else have a sudden urge to make a rain jacket?
However I think what with me being on the far side of the world and customs probably not even receiving the package before april is over, never mind me, I think it's safer for me to lend moral support.
And maybe make a hat of my own.
But I really want to know how this yarn works out, so I'll be stalking this thread.
:X: FV

Lieuvena 04-01-2009 12:32 PM

I'd like to join in.

Shandeh 04-01-2009 01:18 PM

Yay! Thank you all for joining!
I'll be sending out the yarn later this week, so I'll be in touch with you all.
:heart: :muah: :heart:


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