Well, i had interest from 12 or so people and more comments besides, complimenting the pattern itself.
I'm so pleased and flattered that the pattern is already in 17 queues and favourited by more than 50 people! Such an honour!
There are a couple or errors to be ironed out so I'm really glad i went down the route of test knitting and also so pleased that the people knitting have noticed the errors and have pointed them out.
What i'd really like to do is perhaps get some small gift for my testers but not sure what i could do... might have to give that one some thought.