I know entirely too many people having babies right now - nothing wrong with babies but boy something is in water. Funny but after Hurricane Irene and then again after the October snowstorm when people in our area lost power for a week each time, I told my husband "just wait - 9 months from now there will be a bunch of babies".
Babies are fun to knit for - fast easy, etc. I also realized that when I look at patterns I too could design some. So I did some research, found this cute butterfly stitch pattern and was inspired...so in the sidebar you can see I published a new pattern called Farfalle Cardigan. Farfalle in Italian means Butterfly.
I also got a bit wild while swatching and designed a new ribbing pattern which I really love.
|The detail of the ribbing I designed.|
|Butterfly (aka Farfalle) detail.|
Ravelry was a huge help - I recruited some test knitters who made the pattern and gave me input. You can see their versions here and here. I published it last week and already have 58 favorites! Do take a look at it - any input you might have would be greatly appreciated.
This has been quite a learning curve - even just getting it on the sidebar and having the link work and having it linked properly on Ravelry. This is a free pattern - next learning is how to charge for a pattern. I already have one lined up - a baby blanket. Did I mention I know a bunch of people having babies??