More MagCloud Prints

There are two more additions to my MagCloud arsenal:  Pearl Clutcher Magnum and Rutland!

ImageYou recently met Pearl Clutcher Magnum, but Rutland is from a few years ago.  I had high hopes for Rutland, because it knit up so beautifully.  When I first made it available, a lot of people jumped on it.  But as time progressed, knitters were finding horrendous errors in the pattern.  After helping a few people through the pattern, I sat down and start going through the numbers.  It was a nightmare.  

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I remember saving the pattern and coming back to it later, but the save didn’t take and half of the numbers reverted back to a previous save.  I didn’t catch that until it was too late.  While most people inquired politely, I did get a lot of hate mail about it.  I understand the frustration, but I don’t think “die in a fire” is an appropriate message over a knitting pattern.

Anyway.  I stepped away from designing for a while after that; making a few things here and there, but I lost my enthusiasm.  As you can see, I’m back in the saddle.  After Freyr and the two Pearl Clutchers, I decided that it was time to give Rutland an overhaul.

Yesterday, I sat in front of my computer with a pot of coffee and combed through the pattern and converted the entire thing into charts.  I love knitting from charts.  Not so in love with making them (especially when different sizes require their very own chart).  It’s worth it though.  All mistakes are stamped out, because it’s all right there in front of you.  

I’m confident that Rutland is now the pattern it should have been two years ago.  I hope people will give it another chance; it really is a lovely knit and I still wear mine daily.  I may even make another, soon.  Go check out the MagCloud pages and you can also find Pearl Clutcher Magnum and Rutland on Ravelry (click here for my designer page).

 

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It’s here!

It's here!

And that was fast! I love MagCloud. Here’s the Pearl Clutcher cardigan in the large format print from MagCloud (click the photo to go buy your copy). The charts are so big and east to read… And if you’re wondering about the bottle of Knob Creek, it’s for scale. Not because I’m trying to promote binge drinking.

Pearl Clutcher in Print

peen 057I just finished adding the Pearl Cardigan to MagCloud.com as a large format print.  It can be difficult to read charts that layout an entire sweater, so you can purchase an 11×14″ spiral bound copy of the pattern right here:  CLIIIICK.  The purchase of the printed pattern also includes a free digital download, so you can get started right away.

I’ve got my own copy on it’s way right now!  I’ll post pictures when it arrives so you can get an idea for the scale.  Ladies and gents, those dicks just got bigger.