Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tech Editor Tip: Size Matters



Today’s #TechEditorTips will be quick because I think it’s pretty self-explanatory, even if not always followed.

Size matters: when writing your pattern, you want your #knitter and #crocheters to be clear what the final project will look like, particularly with sizing.

Since most of us are buying our #patterns online, #designers need to give the buyer as much information as possible, especially the finished size.

Listing your pattern as One Size, doesn’t tell us anything.

Add the actual finished dimension so we’ll know what to expect.

Now a question for you.
Does not having the finished measurement listed in the pattern ever turn you off from buying a pattern?
⚠️Share your thoughts in the comments and get a conversation going.



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Until next time... Stitch on!
Tian


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Friday, January 11, 2019

A sneak peek of two new knitting patterns coming

I didn't forget about you knitters. I've been talking about crochet a lot lately because as a bi-crafty person, my focus wanes.

Sometimes I way into crochet. Did you check out my patterns in Knit Picks' new collection, Embrace Crochet? My Simple Cowl Neck Shawl made the cover (insert happy dance here). Please head over to the Ravelry page and add it to your favorites and queue.


...And sometimes, knitting has my heart and mind, like right now.

For the last few months, I have been secretly working on 2 designs that I've been dying to share with you, you don't even know. Most times I do commission designs and I'm okay with waiting for the release day to be able to share, but these 2 were both... I can't even.

Here is a sneak peek of the Stormbreaker Cowl & Endless Night Shawl featured in Yarn Crush January 2019 subscription box

  
Photo Credit: Yarn Crush

So what to expect: on
12PM noon EST, Sunday (January 13, 2019) I am releasing these patterns along with an exclusive coupon code just for The Weekly Yarn email subscribers. Not on the list, click here to join to get the exclusive discount code.
Note: That code is good for 24-hours only, so be sure to check for that email so you don't miss out.  

Talk to you soon.

- Tian

 
 
P.S. Two new knit patterns coming your way. Be sure to look out for my next email for an exclusive coupon code. Join The Weekly Yarn email list to get the exclusive discount code on Sunday (January 13, 2019).




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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Embrace Crochet: Simple Cowl Neck Shawl


Last week, Knit Picks released a new crochet collection, Embrace Crochet, featuring 7 amazing patterns. I have 3 patterns in the collection and one of them is my Simple Cowl Neck Shawl.

The Simple Cowl Neck Shawl is a variation on my Esslyn Cowl (available for individual purchase on Ravelry).

ABOUT THE Simple Cowl Neck Shawl:

Delicate lace textures dotted with baubles bring a soft, feminine touch to a practical garment. The simple yet interesting stitch and delicious, durable yarn make for a comfortable and stylish everyday item.

 
photo credit: Knit Picks


Simple Cowl Neck Shawl is worked flat from the top down as a triangular shawl then joined to work in turned rounds. The simple texture is created by working in the front loop and back loop of stitches.

Measurements: 25" circumference at neck x 21.5" deep at center
Yarn: Knit Picks Galileo in colorway Luna, 5 balls.
Hook: US G/6 (4mm)



Add Simple Cowl Neck Shawl to your Favorite
& Queue
HERE >>> 





Want to keep up with all my crazy antics, tips, my knitting, and crocheting?

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Thank you for your continued support!

Until next time... Stitch on!
Tian


P.S. I'd love your support getting the Simple Cowl Neck Shawl noticed by more crocheters.
Could you do me a favor and head over to the pattern's Ravelry page and add it to your Favorite and Queue? Thanks in advance for all your support. I truly appreciate it!



P.P.S. Knitters, don't despair, I have something special coming for you. So be sure to join The Weekly Yarn email list to stay tuned!