If you originally popped in for a free pattern - or if you regularly read the blog, and I know there are at least 28 of you who do (love that Bloglines!) - you know that I have a love/hate relationship with patterns. That is, I hate using someone else's pattern, and I love writing my own. Right now I'm working on two baby blankets, a scarf, and a yoked child's sweater, all from out of my own noggin. I'm also planning a child's tank top, child's hat, and shawl. Part of the reason I put my patterns here, of course, is so that I can get back to them when/if I want to do them again (particularly the washcloths. Thank goodness I put up the Dimpled Washcloth - it's one of my favorites!). But I also enjoy putting them up because I know that it can be hard to find good free patterns - I've looked! - and I like sharing them. I also like writing patterns for sale, as they help recoup a small amount of the time and effort it takes to do the projects.
But I really don't know what people are looking for. So here's the deal: I'm holding a contest for my next design project. Let me know what kind of pattern you would purchase for $3, and I'll enter you in the drawing for two of the patterns I have in my Etsy store for free (there are currently 5 - three felted bags, a scarf, and a washcloth). Your choice which two.
I'm holding the contest open until January 25th at noon, ET. Standard contest rules apply - leave a comment, get an entry. Post to your blog (and let me know you've done so), get an entry. Someone says you sent them, you get an entry.
As an added incentive - if I choose your suggestion for my next design, I'll let you name it AND send you a free copy of the finished pattern!
Pretty much anything is fair game here - though I don't like making adult sweaters (they take too long!) - so think about socks, mitts/gloves, children's wear, hats, scarves/shawls, shrugs, bags, washcloths, etc. Tell me the material you want to use, colors, patterns, etc. What are you dying to knit but haven't found a pattern for (and would be willing to pay for)?
All content in this blog, including patterns and photos, is the intellectual property of Katherine Vaughan. All rights under US Copyright Law are reserved. Teachers, please direct your students to download/print out their own copies of patterns used in class. You are, of course, welcome to use items knit from any pattern for charity or sale, with the statement "design by Katherine Vaughan" appreciated.