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yarnrainbow
01-12-2013, 06:38 PM
Another designer on Ravelry, Laura Aylor (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/laura-aylor), is giving away a free pattern in celebration of her birthday. I've listed her post below, which has the code needed to obtain the free pattern. She has some really beautiful patterns, especially her shawl patterns, and it was hard to choose but I eventually selected Litchfield. I'll probably buy Stella Luna in the future. Please note this offer has a time limit!


A present for YOU on my birthday :)
To celebrate my birthday on the 13th, Iím giving away a free pattern in my Ravelry Shop with the coupon code HAPPYBDAY from January 11 through January 14 (EST). (Thatís all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.)

This past year of designing has been so much fun and I really appreciate each and every one of my customers :) This is just a small way to say thank you! Spread the word :)

ETA: and letís not forget to leave a thank you note for the designer after youíve gotten your free pattern! Thank you so much and happy birthday, LauraAylor!

Jan in CA
01-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Thank you! I got the e-book with two scarf patterns called Oak Park and All Shades of the Truth! It was hard to choose, but the stained glass look caught my eye and I'm more likely to wear a scarf than shawl.

How do you find all these?!

GrumpyGramma
01-12-2013, 09:43 PM
Thank you for posting this. I got Serra (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/serra-2) because it's cute, it's seamless, and it has set-in sleeves. This is a technique I really want to learn. This knit should prove interesting. From the pattern:
The beginning of this cardigan requires careful attention to directions. At one point you are doing front edge increases, sleeve increases, and armscye increases on both the fronts and the back all at the same time.

I really hope I'm up to it.

Jan in CA
01-12-2013, 09:45 PM
I thought about getting that one, but the sleeves made me look further. :teehee:

GrumpyGramma
01-12-2013, 10:15 PM
I thought about getting that one, but the sleeves made me look further. :teehee:


The sleeves were what made me decide to get it. I want to see if I can do it.

Jan in CA
01-12-2013, 10:32 PM
:thumbsup:

yarnrainbow
01-12-2013, 11:03 PM
How do you find all these?!

Luck?? :) Actually, they have been posted in several different forums on Ravelry that I belong to and I have been fortunate enough to see them soon after they are posted (or it could be that I have no life and spend too much time on forums).

It is such a smart idea to do a give-away on the designer's part because I have been introduced to designers I probably would not have been exposed to without the freebie. Brilliant!

Jan in CA
01-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Yeah, it's a great idea! I've favorited all of them!

And it's not you...Ravelry is a time suck. Lol

JudyD
01-13-2013, 09:16 AM
Thank you for the link! I got the Teaberry baby blanket. I make so many baby blankets for charity I try not to pay for patterns so I can buy more yarn.

Judy

Woodi
01-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Happy Birthday Yarnrainbow!
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you......:muah:

and many more......

Woodi
01-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Can you tell me how to get the free pattern? it says to type in HappyBday at checkout. I haven't ever checked out of Ravelry.....is it the same as log off?

shadowfox118
01-13-2013, 10:23 AM
Thank you for the link! I got the Teaberry baby blanket. I make so many baby blankets for charity I try not to pay for patterns so I can buy more yarn.

Judy
I got it 2 I have to wait to start it though, I'm gonna make one for my great cousin Josh

GrumpyGramma
01-13-2013, 10:38 AM
Can you tell me how to get the free pattern? it says to type in HappyBday at checkout. I haven't ever checked out of Ravelry.....is it the same as log off?

*thinking how I did it*

You click on the Buy button, then there's a place for the code (there might be an "apply" button), it takes the price of the pattern away and you get your free d/l. It will tell you it's stored somewhere on Ravelry for you, and you get an email.

Antares
01-13-2013, 11:48 AM
Didn't see anything I liked, but thanks for posting nonetheless.

Jan in CA
01-13-2013, 01:58 PM
Yes, just pretend you're going to buy it then there is a spot to put the code and then click apply.

I actually had Teaberry on my favorites and may still buy it at some point.

Woodi
01-13-2013, 02:47 PM
Thanks, got it! I chose the Vice-Versa scarf.

Jan in CA
01-13-2013, 02:56 PM
Thanks, got it! I chose the Vice-Versa scarf.

That's pretty, too! I've got it in my favorites.

Jan in CA
01-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Thank you for posting this. I got Serra (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/serra-2) because it's cute, it's seamless, and it has set-in sleeves. This is a technique I really want to learn. This knit should prove interesting. From the pattern:


I really hope I'm up to it.

I just found out when I joined her group that the sleeves are of a "seamless set in" type. I have wanted to do that so I may purchase and do this sometime. After I get the other myriad things done I need to do. :zombie:

GrumpyGramma
01-13-2013, 03:45 PM
I just found out when I joined her group that the sleeves are of a "seamless set in" type. I have wanted to do that so I may purchase and do this sometime. After I get the other myriad things done I need to do. :zombie:

Apparently she realizes that it can be confusing and so she is handling questions on the forum. That sounds a lot different from the h*** spawn designer ArtLady was talking about. I'm in no rush so if you get ready to knit it by the time I figure out what yarn I'm using (who knows how long that will take?) and I also get a few things taken care of, maybe we can KAL it. If anyone else is interested...well, misery loves company after all. :teehee: Those sleeves should be worth learning but it could be a real challenge. :roflhard: The very thing I want to learn is what's helping me stall. Go figure.

I think I might actually buy the book she mentions, Knitting From The Top.

Jan in CA
01-13-2013, 09:19 PM
I have that book. It's a good one, but be aware it's paperback and its mostly text and drawings, even the patterns. I think there is one photo in black and white. The original copyright is 1972. There are lots of basic patterns

GrumpyGramma
01-13-2013, 10:07 PM
Maybe I shouldn't get it since I never learned to read. :shock:

I found a copy for $7 + postage, I think it's still available. I figured it would be more of a text than a beautifully illustrated "buy me so you can never knit any of the things in me and feel guilty" book.

Jan in CA
01-13-2013, 11:04 PM
:teehee: It's a good book with lots of info. There's a good index and table of contents so you'll get something out of it. :thumbsup:

cindycactus
01-14-2013, 10:19 AM
Thank you. I got Devonshire_Cream. I have 5 girls living in the North that will appreciate one of these.:muah:

mojo11
01-14-2013, 02:32 PM
I liked the "Derecho" until I saw what it's supposed to be made of. Too many stitches on needles too small for these paws. Ugh. I still like the design, I'm just not inclined to attempt it myself.

Antares
01-14-2013, 05:04 PM
For those wanting to do top-down, set-in seamless sleeves, there are some great videos on YouTube, which can be applied to pretty much any pattern (well, any pattern that has sleeves, that is).

suzeeq
01-14-2013, 05:23 PM
Don't let patterns for laceweight and small needles scare you off. Most of the time you can easily substitute heavier yarn and larger needles. I've done a lot of lace or fingering patterns with worsted and even bulky weight. There's a lot of fingering/sock weight patterns too which use a size 4 or 6, and can easily be knit on your size 7s. If you go on Ravelry and look at the projects for Derecho, several (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/derecho/people?status=&group=&photoless=0&search=dk)have been knit with dk or sport (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/derecho/people?status=&group=&photoless=0&search=sport) weight, even a couple (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/derecho/people?status=&group=&photoless=0&search=worsted) with worsted.

mojo11
01-14-2013, 05:36 PM
Don't let patterns for laceweight and small needles scare you off. Most of the time you can easily substitute heavier yarn and larger needles. I've done a lot of lace or fingering patterns with worsted and even bulky weight. There's a lot of fingering/sock weight patterns too which use a size 4 or 6, and can easily be knit on your size 7s. If you go on Ravelry and look at the projects for Derecho, several (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/derecho/people?status=&group=&photoless=0&search=dk)have been knit with dk or sport (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/derecho/people?status=&group=&photoless=0&search=sport) weight, even a couple (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/derecho/people?status=&group=&photoless=0&search=worsted) with worsted.

Yeah, I just wasn't sure what it would look like, or how much heavier it'd be. Looked like there was one that might've been done on a heavy worsted or even a chunky and I thought it lost something in translation. Not sure who I'd make it for either, now I think of it. But hey. Its free, right?

suzeeq
01-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Yep, can't beat the price...

Jan in CA
01-14-2013, 06:00 PM
Even some of the sock weight I looked at was knit with a 5 which isn't that small. However you could use a little larger needle and be fine. Or use a slightly thicker sport or DK and an 8 and have it be nice. All that will happen is the shawl is a little thicker and bigger.