Monday, May 20, 2013


Today I published my 101st knitting pattern. I fell into designing in 2007 with the publication of Neiman. And it kept going. I never made a choice to design, I never had a moment where I decided to be, or felt that I was, a professional. Now I have an Employer Identification Number and an LLC, but it's just me in a messy apartment (soon to be a messy office in an otherwise organized home, KNOCK WOOD), plus a great tech editor, my sister, and some amazing test and sample knitters.

Pattern number 101 is Shante, an art yarn cowl that, to quote Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Co., is "a little bit drag queen, a little bit rock and roll." You can use the Ozark Handspun, or sub another art yarn or your own handspun.

You can purchase the pattern for $5:

To celebrate the 101 mark, I'm giving 50% off all my self-published patterns until I publish pattern number 102 (probably in about two weeks). You can find the patterns here. Use the coupon code 101 at checkout. Enjoy, and pass it on! And THANK YOU!

(Oh, and about the house: CLOSING THIS WEEK!!!!)


gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

yay go Ann go . (and love the color sin these photos. What a dress ! What a design!)

Acraftylawyer said...

I just saw the kits at FibreSpace earlier today, and I have some Ozark-like handspun, so I'm super excited to be able to buy the pattern. Congratulations on #101!

Oona said...

I've been checking back ever since you made the post about the bizarre yellow pages "requirement" for your business, and am relieved to see that sanity appears to have re-emerged in your house-buying situation. So glad! And so pleased that whatever the stresses you've kept right on designing and publishing. The scarf looks splendid. Just right for a closing celebration!

Lee said...

What a great pattern! and congrats on the house!