So finally, I decided to create patterns for download/purchase on Ravely!
First one is here!:
Snug Little Gauntlets
It was nice to finally play around with InDesign, haha.
I am currently working on 2 more patterns, one for that drawstring hat/neck warmer, and one for my new wrist warmer! Right now I'm working on a version of it to sell, but this is the prototype version:
Its an original pattern, fingerless mitts BUT WITH THUMB!! YAAAY. lol
The pattern may take a bit longer for this one, but the product itself will be on sale on Etsy in a few days ;)
I forgot to post it, but I had made an original hat which ended up being (surprisingly) like a ...neck warmer combo. I named it Eggnog (well..Brian named it, actually. I'm really bad with names)
This one got sold, so I made another one--this time in gray, with darker wood beads to give a more 'chic' look. I'm thinking of painting my own beads next time..I just got raw wood beads from another etsy page!
Seems like I'm finally completely breaking off from existing patterns. I'm still battling with sizing and all, but I'm getting there. I'm also trying new stitches too--like this one, linen stitch. Half-knit half-weave kind of stitch, and it seems more 'solid' than regular knits. This time the finger opening and the wrist opening (top/bottom) was a bit bigger/looser than I intended. Next time I will try 2x2rib instead of 1x1..
I'm also thinking of making and selling my original patterns too! ...uh..eventually.
(this book helped me, and is gonna help me sooo much!)