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Old 03-10-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Wish me luck!
I have looked and looked and could not find one single pattern anywhere for a convertable shawl/cape/bolero/shrug for my daughter to wear to prom on April 20th, so I decided to use my snooping skills and math to make one out of a beautiful lace pattern. It has taken me 10 hours so far, and I am finally on row 6! I have frogged and frogged and frogged! I now have the pattern down the way it should be, now just gotta finish the piece. When I do, if anyone has any suggestions on how to get it out there, with my name on it, since I worked so hard on it, I would be grateful.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #2
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Glad you found a lace pattern you like and a way to make it into a shawl-shrug. Do put in lifelines as you go along so that you can always keep your place just in case you need to frog again.
Get it out there?
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You mean to sell it? Maybe you could post the finished product on Ravelry and charge for the download. I don't know how that works, though.
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Kind of like on Ravelry, but not, I know more confusing. Okay, I had to use a TON of brain power to come up with this, it is going to be awesome, and over two weeks of planning, searching, trying to find something I wanted, and just gave up and literally did the math . So, what I was asking was if anyone knew of a place to send the idea and picture into once it is done to have it published?
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You could try submitting it to Knitty.com, knitting magazines, to the 365 knitting patterns calendar, and to Annie's Attic to see if they might be interested in printing it (they sometimes do little leaflets, as does other craft publishers, which you'll want to look up). In addition, you might contact yarn companies and see if they would be interested in having you 1) reknit your creation in one of their yarns, and 2) have it published on their site or in their publications.

You can find submission information online for all of these, plus the magazines themselves always include submission info, too.

You also might look on Ravelry to find people who have had their patterns published and ask them how they went about it. In particular, look for people who have just had their first pattern published. They probably have more recent info about how to get your foot in the door. Ravelry may already have a forum about this, too, so check that as well.

Congrats on your one-of-a-kind creation. I'm not sure if you should share it with us just yet--maybe wait and see if someone wants to publish it first. But at some point, we'd love to see it!

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thanks for the advice, heeded. also, put in my first lifeline, and just in time, two rows later, I messed up and had to frog, but at least this time not the whole thing

thinking maybe I shouldn't have made it so long, lol
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