Now with free patterns!

Published on Monday August 27th, 2007

Er. . . pattern singular, for now. But take a look at the Patterns tab above. I’ve posted the schematics for Leif’s Twisted Tree Pullover, and you can grab the PDF and start knitting for your favorite tot. If you do, I’d love to hear about your experiences so I can become a better pattern drafter. The Patterns page is set up just like a regular blog post with a comment forum and everything, so please leave notes of any errors you encounter or any roadblocks you hit in the knitting. I’m especially curious whether I guessed correctly on the yarn quantities. I’ll be knitting the 4/5 size again this fall since Asa’s about the grow out of the 2/3, but it may be a while before I get to testing the smallest and largest versions. My intent is that patterns at Blue Garter will be a communal effort, with dialog amongst all those knitting them, until they’re perfect. It doesn’t seem right to me to charge money for something that hasn’t been thoroughly tech edited, so until I draw up something super schmancy, they’ll all be gratis. I’ll also post notes about patterns I publish elsewhere so you’ll know where to get them if you like my work. I’m excited to be offering something of my own to the knitting community, so thanks in advance for your support!

12 Comments to “Now with free patterns!”

  1. Katie Comment Says:

    Wow! Thanks, Sarah! This is awesome. I totally love that sweater and I know a little one who will need a special sweater to keep her warm this winter. I’d better go buy some yarn…

  2. Elli Comment Says:

    Oooh, thanks! I can’t wait for the nephewling to get a bit bigger so that I can make him one!

  3. Janet Comment Says:

    so adorable! This is definitely going to go in my queue! Thanks for making it available for free, that is extremely generous!

  4. Daphne Comment Says:

    Hurrah! Excellent news. Thank you.

  5. Emma Comment Says:

    Ooh, Sarah, congratulations! That is such a beautiful little sweater. I think I might have the perfect little person to knit it for–my nephew Jack with crazy blonde curls would look adorable in it.

    It’s really a gorgeous pattern.

  6. whitney Comment Says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing that pattern with all of us! I look forward to seeing more of your work. And now you’ve inspired me to start writing up some of the little things I’ve made for which people have asked for patterns!

  7. Kristen Comment Says:

    Woot! Thanks very much for sharing, and I look forward to seeing more of your original designs. I need to see if Liam would like that. He wants a green sweater, and I think this one would be very handsome on him.

  8. carrie m Comment Says:

    finally, a great little pattern for baby boys!!

  9. pamela wynne Comment Says:

    thank you!!

  10. Jodi Comment Says:

    Thanks for writing this up and sharing! I’m looking forward to knitting one, especially since it’s inspired by Yggdrasil. Scandinavian mythology was my favorite elective in college.

  11. Heidi Rosin Comment Says:

    Sarah…I plan on making this for my nephews but the chest sizes seem humungous…my sister (also a Sarah) measured the 3 year old and he rang in at 21, the 4 year old at 22…now they are pretty small boys but that seems really off….can you please advise if the extra ease is necessary because of the design. I don’t want to mess them up! Thanks! Heidi

  12. Mary Lou Comment Says:

    Can you explain the right and left cross again?
    Love the sweater! Thanks