Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Isn't it time for some really GOOD photos?

I finished this one the other night... my latest design! It was inspired by and made on commission for a friend of mine from New Job. She loves my handknits so much she wanted one for herself; she gave me creative license, but we worked together from the sketch to the fitting phase. She's petite like I am, but shorter, so the sleeves will be full-length on her.

After taking a small-scale poll, it seems there is a lot of interest in the pattern. It's easy, but has some neat design tricks, too. I WILL be writing up the pattern, which will be available for purchase for $3 through Ravelry or right here on the blog. I like to do patterns for free, but the math involved in sizing things for a wide range, as well as some alternate options I'm going to add (thanks, hannabirke, for the more ease in the bust alternate suggestion), well, it feels a little like work. Just a little.

13 comments:

knitography said...

That is an awesome sweater. I'm adding it to my queue as soon as it's available (my embarassingly long queue).

loribird said...

Sa-weet sweater! I really love the sleeves 3/4 length, and it's such a cool shape. Definitely a good one!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Oooh...I really like this sweater! Please don't feel like you have to pseudo-apologize for charging money for a pattern. It's a lot of work to write one up, and I am more than happy to pay a few bucks for a nice pattern. After all, I have to pay for the yarn to knit it with, right?

Emily said...

Add me to the list of people who want that pattern! It's really awesome.

emilyoboe said...

that is a very cool sweater.

Elinor said...

Wow, that looks so nice! Way to go!

the knitrider said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for offering it for sale! By the way I wouldn't feel guilty at all charging for this. Lots of people charge waaay more for patterns, so much to the point that I would rather go out and buy a completed sweater than have to buy the pattern and the yarn, etc.. I started knitting to SAVE money!
I will have to add it to my queue!! I also love your yoked sweater on knitty. You rock!

nicole said...

Oh yes, pattern please!

KGLO said...

pritty :) 3 bucks is definitely fair.

Melly Testa said...

awesome sweater! You have great style and create fun garments. I am going to bookmark you and come back. I am writing a book about my art right now and have just started learning to knit. I keep telling myself that after the manuscript is done, I can really get into knitting. I am interested in your newest knitty pattern, for sure.

Mrs. Lear said...

This is beautiful and I LOVE Tempest!!!!!

A Homely Heroine said...

Wow, another gorgeous sweater, I just saw Tempest on Knitty too, congratulations!

Thea said...

gorgeous! can't wait for the pattern. I already have some yarn in mind....

(You don't apologize for charging, you've spent way more than a few bucks of my time coming up something we'll all get a lot of joy out of. It's way worth it)

great job - on both this and the striped cardi -- must find more of your stuff!