Dots and stripes tester

I was smitten with this Traveler’s Pocket  designed by Nancy Bush on the cover of Piecework magazine  issue July/August 2004.

My Traveler's Pocket

I made mine out of denim yarn which, unfortunately, is no longer available.  You can tell it’s stretched out and well used.

I wanted something a bit bigger so I reshaped the pattern and added a gusset in the bottom.  It’s also knit in the round however there is no seam to sew on the bottom. There is a seam at the top hem and optional lining.  Finished size is 8 inches by 10 inches.

Dots and stripes



I used leftover cotton yarn but this would look great in fewer colors.  Like blues and greens, reds and oranges or purples or even self-striping yarn and a solid.  This would be a great project to try stranded knitting.

I have one test knitter but would like at least one more to make sure I have all the bugs worked out.  Would you like to test knit this pattern for me?

3 thoughts on “Dots and stripes tester

  1. Hi there. I was tag surfing today and came aross your post. There is a group on Ravelry for pattern testing. They have a nice set of rules to make sure the designers and testers work well with each other. I have used it a couple of times as a designer and as a tester.

    I just thought I’d let you know in case you hadn’t come across the group before. 🙂 Here is the link:

    Cute bag, by the way!


  2. Gorgeous pattern, and I do love both color knitting and Nancy Bush. I would dearly love to help you test knit it, but I’m overwhelmed. I look forward to seeing your pattern when it is available!


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