Monday, August 29, 2022

The dragon has taken flight

 


Between the Dragon and His Wrap has been released!

This is the pattern whose production was funded via a successful crowdsourcing campaign. This was amazing, because it allowed me to get whatever yarn I wanted for the sample, fund a tech editor (who also produced a low-vision/screen reader version of the instructions), and pay two (fantastic) test knitters for their work, all with the confidence of having the money I needed already in the bank. 

More information about this pattern, including the purchase link, is available on its product page!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Success!

The crowdfunding experiment for the 'Between the Dragon and His Wrap' pattern was a success - the campaign received 150% of its required funding! This is very thrilling and I'm so grateful to everyone who backed the project. It also means that I'm very likely to do this again with future design ideas!

Note: I've sent out thank you emails to all the backers of the campaign. If you are a backer, but haven't received an email, please check your spam folder!

What's next? Well, I'll now get to work writing up the pattern, getting it tech edited, buying the yarn, making the sample for photography, running a test knit, and finalizing the pattern. I estimate that the pattern will probably be able to go live in August, 2022, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Of course I'll be communicating with the campaign backers if there are any changes to the expected schedule. 

I am looking for two testers for this pattern, and would love to hear from interested knitters! Please contact me to indicate your interest. Be sure to include information about your experience (if any) with test knitting, and with stranded knitting projects.

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Trying something different - wanna help?

I made a new design! It's for a rectangular, stranded knitting shawl, which I'm calling 'Between the Dragon and His Wrap'.

I haven't made it, although I have done a proof of concept, which I adore:

I haven't plugged instructions and charts into my pattern template.

I've only...designed it.

 

 

I'm trying something new this time around: I'm trying to raise the funds for the production of this pattern before I well and truly start the production of this pattern.

What this means is: I'm crowdsourcing!


Basically, by supporting this campaign, you're pre-purchasing the pattern for a 20% discount off the regular price. Other patterns of mine are also available at a discounted price via other perks, if you want to do more than just buy the future pattern.

The idea is that I will know I have the funds in hand to buy the yarn, get a tech editor, get test knitters, and give me something for my design work. Right now the campaign is already 63% funded so I'm hopeful that I'll get to the campaign goal!

Monday, December 27, 2021

New pattern release: Serendipity Throwover

 


The Serendipity Throwover is a lovely, flowy, layering piece which I put together upon discovering that eight 50g balls of baby alpaca DK weight yarn had somehow shown up in my stash. (I'm honestly still not sure where it came from.) I decided to design something which would use up as much of it as possible. 




One fancy lace-and-cables edging motif and a bunch of moss stitch later, plus garter stitch for the edgings, and what is essentially two rectangles joined at the shoulders, turned into an elegant garment that will keep you extra-warm!