Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pattern: Big Ribs

I'm sure a lot of you have seen it already, but I wrote up the pattern for J's winter gloves and added it to Ravelry as a free pattern! :)

I'm pretty jazzed about having a second pattern on Raverly.  This time I loaded the pattern as a .pdf file (as opposed to the Uptown Babe, which until now, has only been offered on my blog) so Ravelers can download it/save it to their library straight from the source.  I am calling it Big Ribs.

I know I love being able to do that with free patterns, so why not share the love?

I took notes the entire way because I figured I'd write up the pattern, but I debated for awhile whether or not to offer it for free.  It took a lot of trial and error to get these where I wanted them.  Overall, I feel that the pattern is relatively simple.  I utilize so many of the free patterns myself, I figured one more couldn't hurt.

I'm excited by the number of people who have already faved & queued the pattern. :)  I guess that means people like it, right?! :)


  1. I think they're pretty great!

    I don't like charging for patterns. I never charge for mine because, well, I've used so many free patterns myself. I feel it's important to share and also like I owe something to the knitting community. Everyone is so generous. I give you major kudos for your pattern, and thank you for sharing it!

  2. Thanks for your generosity. I have one free pattern up too. It's for "glittens".
    Trade ja! :)

  3. @prettystitches
    That's exactly it! I feel like since I use so many free patterns, I should give back a little too. :) And since I design for fun (or at DH's request), and not for a living, I don't really need people to pay for the patterns. :)

    And thanks for the compliments!! :)

  4. @Kathy...

    No problem! :) I saw your pattern and added them to my favorites. :) I love a good convertible pattern!

  5. Mahalo for being so generous :O) and congrats!