Remember when I used to sell full-color printed booklets of my patterns through MagCloud (and also self-distributed to yarn shops)? Maybe you don’t, but yeah, I did used to do that… it was a lot of work and not many people were interested, so I stopped, and now I only sell a couple of collections in print format. (And I use a distributor now for wholesale, because I pretty much sucked at that whole self-distributing thing.)
A side effect of this change in my methods is that I ended up with a pile of these nice quality print patterns sitting in my studio! What to do? Well, for about a year, they just sat, sadly, with no purpose in life. But I want them to find good homes! So, the biggest sale weekend of the year seems like a good time to address this issue, eh? Especially since packages of pretty patterns could make great gifts for the knitter(s) in your life!
So I’ve gathered up all these print booklets, sorted them into sets, and listed them on etsy… except if you’re reading this on Wednesday or Thursday, they aren’t there yet. They will go live as close as possible to midnight on Thursday night (west coast time), at discounted sale weekend prices! They will stay at the discounted prices until Monday night around midnight, at which point all the sets that remain un-claimed will go up to their normal prices (which are still discounted from what the patterns would normally cost – all pricing details are explained at the end of this post).
But wait, it gets better!! Each print pattern will have on it a slip of paper with a download code, for the pdf pattern through ravelry (but it still works fine if you’re not a ravelry member). Some of these print patterns are older versions which have been revised in the last year or so; the pdf downloads will be the newest, bestest versions, so you’ll have both the pretty printed booklet for your shelf, and the digital file to refer to if anything in the old version is confusing, or just to have a backup copy in your rav library, etc.
There are a bunch of patterns in print form – for some of them, I only have 1 or 2 copies, and for others, I have a ton of them, so they show up in many of the sets. For most of the sets, only 1 exists – one set has 2 in stock, and another has 3; once they’re gone, they’re gone!
I’ll link to every pattern right here and now, so I don’t need to link them up every time they are mentioned.
- Quick Knits book (the print book is the older, 8.5×11 inch bigger version, not the square version available here) (rav link)
- Ten 10 yard Cuffs (rav link)
- Haka hat (the print version is only the basic hat; the cabled hat and cowl are included in the digital download) (rav link)
- Skoodlet hooded cowl (rav link)
- Betiko customizable shawl (rav link)
- Junction shawl (rav link)
- Double Scoops headband/earmuffs (rav link)
- Spiraling Stripes Hat Set (rav link)
- Ocean Breezes hat (rav link)
- Custom Tritops hat set (rav link)
- Mr. Pointy hat (rav link)
- Brimming with Color hat (rav link)
- Terrapin hat (rav link)
- Swerve fingerless mitts (rav link)
- Twisted Ankles legwarmers (rav link)
- Wobble Bass hat (rav link)
- Shapeshifter buttoning cowl/hood (rav link)
There are a few small sets… I have 3 copies of this Quick Knits pattern package (above), which includes the Quick Knits best-of book, with 12 patterns using under 20 yards of yarn, and the Ten 10 yard Cuffs pattern, with 10 different buttoning cuff patterns in varying degrees of difficulty. This package is a great learning tool for new knitters, or a perfect gift for someone with tons of small leftovers they want to use up!
There are two different 3-pattern sets. Haka/Ten 10 yard Cuffs/Skoodlet is a fun little package for adventurous beginner level knitters – Haka and the cuffs are easy, with the cuffs possibly teaching some new techniques, and then Skoodlet is a step up into the more intermediate range. And then the Skoodlet/Betiko/Junction set is for the more advanced knitter – 3 bigger patterns which are customizable, fun to knit, and great to wear!
There are two different 4-pattern sets as well. There’s that same fun adventurous-beginner level package from above, but with Double Scoops added on, which is also a fun pattern for knitters ready to advance, or just wanting to make a fun little accessory. And then a 4-hat package – Haka, Spiraling Stripes set, Ocean Breezes, and Custom Tritops set – which is a fun introduction to leethal hat patterns; all four hats are constructed differently from each other!
And now we step up to some 6-pattern packages. Above is another great adventurous beginner kind of package, with Ten 10 yard Cuffs, the Haka hat, and the Brimming with Color hat all being very beginner-friendly, and then 2 more hats – Mr. Pointy and Spiraling Stripes set – both on the slightly more simple end of the leethal pattern spectrum, and Skoodlet being a great pattern for stepping into intermediate territory.
This one is a leethal short rows collection – 6 patterns which all make use of short rows in varying ways! This would be a fun introduction to my design style for someone unfamiliar with my sideways edge techniques. You get the Junction modular triangle shawl, Betiko customizable crescent shawl, Terrapin modular twisted stitch hat, Custom Tritops modular hat collection, Spiraling Stripes sideways-knit hat set, and Swerve modular sideways-cuff fingerless mitts.
And here is a 7-pattern set for hat lovers – a wide variety of different kinds of hat patterns. There’s the Haka earflap hat, Terrapin twisted stitch hat, Custom Tritops versatile set, Mr. Pointy ziggy-zaggy fitted hat, Brimming with Color bulky slouch hat, Ocean Breezes wavy cloche or beret, and Spiraling Stripes customizable swirly hat set.
This one is kind of a world of leethal collection, with 7 different leethal accessories… Twisted Ankles cabled legwarmers, Swerve fingerless mitts, Ten 10 yard Cuffs, Double Scoops headband/earmuffs, Skoodlet hooded cowl, Haka hat, and Spiraling Stripes hat set.
Another leethal variety pack, with 8 patterns – 5 hats, and 3 other fun things. There’s Haka hat, Spiraling Stripes hat set, Brimming with Color hat, Custom Tritops hat set, Ocean Breezes hat, Double Scoops earmuffs/headband, Skoodlet hooded cowl, and Ten 10 yard Cuffs.
The mega hat set includes 8 hat patterns – the 7 in the hat lovers set above, plus Wobble Bass, to add some sideways cables to the mix!
And lastly, this is the package pictured at the top, the ultimate leethal accessory collection! You get all the leethal classics (okay I don’t know what qualifies as a leethal classic, but some of my all-time favorites are included here!) – Betiko shawl, Skoodlet, Double Scoops, Shapeshifter, Spiraling Stripes hats, Haka, Ten 10 yard Cuffs, and Twisted Ankles.
A couple things you might like to know…
Each pattern will come with its own separate download code, so if you want to split up your package and gift patterns to different people (or gift a few and keep the rest for yourself!), that will totally work fine!
Sale weekend prices are $2 less than the digital version of each pattern would be on its own, all combined (so if there are three patterns, and they each cost $6 normally, then the package price is $4 times the 3 patterns = $12 total). The normal (still discounted) price that remaining packages will raise to after Monday will be $1 less than the normal pattern prices. So for a 4-pattern package, the price will go up by $4; for an 8-pattern package, it will go up by $8. All sale and post-sale prices are given in the etsy listings.
Shipping is the same for all packages – $2 within the US, $5 to anywhere else (see the etsy listings for more details).
I think that’s all there is to know! Head to my etsy shop on Friday and get what you want while you can! (Just so you know, there are a few pdfs listed in my shop, so the listings which don’t say print patterns are not print patterns.) I am hoping to find good homes for all of these patterns over the weekend; I have no idea what to expect, so if you really want something it’s best to act fast in case they start selling out right away!
Happy holidays! I plan to eat way too much food tomorrow (mmmmmm stuffing and mashed potatoes!), and then avoid all stores all weekend – no Black Friday madness for me, no thank you! If you do go out shopping this weekend, try to support local shops as much as you’re able to!! :)