Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Where are you on your designer journey?











1) Are you starting out, trying to figure out how to start designing? Have you been modifying and creating your own patterns? Do you see a new pattern on Ravelry and think "I could have designed that"? 

Of course, you could have designed that. But that's what the difference between a designer and where you are now...they did the work to put that pattern out there.

Ready to get those design ideas out of your head and on paper so you can share it with other knitters to enjoy? Stop Googling and searching on Ravelry...wasting time. Stop dreaming.

Get the EXACT steps you need to go from aspiring to the idea to finished samples and written patterns. Make your next design idea a reality.

Ready to get started?

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 How to start designing: Unlock Your Inner Designer
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2) Do you have patterns you want to promote to generate consistent sales?
Maybe you've been designing for a while. You have a good collection of patterns under your belt, either from self-publishing or third party publication, or a mix of the both. Now you're looking to take that next step to gain more visibility. You are trying to figure out how to promote your designs without feeling sleazy and salesy. You are confused about how to market your design business to generate more pattern sales... consistently.

"I haven't sold a knit pattern in 6-months. Help!" 

It's one thing to get a few sales when you launch your new pattern because it's on Ravelry's "recently added pattern" list. It gets a lot of natural views. But what do you do a week or months later when that pattern is way down on the list and no longer getting those views of knitters looking for new patterns?

Get your copy of...
Pattern Launch Plan: Sell more patterns consistently without being sleazy 
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Wherever you are on this journey, your dreams can become a reality. Just one stitch at a time.

The Pattern Launch Plan walks you through easy and practical marketing strategies from before you hit publish - to build anticipation so that when the pattern goes live you already have eager knitters ready to buy - all the way to what to do weeks and months and years after you release a pattern to keep making sales.

Unsure if the Pattern Launch Plan is right for you? Check out the FREE guide, Pattern Launch Plan Roadmap, before you hit publish on your next knit design.


Until next time...Stitch on
Tian



Until next time...Stitch on!
Tian
*A rising tide lifts all boats*







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Friday, June 1, 2018

Introducing Ali'i Drive Waves Shawl

 

Ali'i Drive Waves Shawl is here

If you've been following me on social, then you've seen me crocheting this stunning shawl inspired by my recent vacation to Hawaii Big Island. As I've been playing with the yarn and experimenting with this shape, there is one thing I am reminded of is that a hook and string can make amazing things. With this shawl, I am reminded of my time along the coast and am thrilled to be able to share just a little piece of my experience with you.

Head over to the shop to get your copy of Ali'i Drive Wave Shawl >>> click here <<<<. 

Read more about the pattern here:
Family Spring Break vacation to Hawaii Big Island. What could be better?
This shawl is a nod to our week in Kailua-Kona (home of the Ironman Triathlon) on the west coast of the island. It’s to remember our daily walks from our hotel down Ali’i Drive to the shops, restaurants, and a fantastic farmer’s market and seeing all the little beaches along the road and waves cracking on rocky shores.  It’s to remind us of nature in all its beauty.

PATTERN NOTES
The Ali’i Drive Waves Shawl is a crescent shape shawl worked from the top down.
When changing color, work the stitch to the last two loops on hook. Finish off the st as normal with the new color.

Skill Level: Easy
Finished Measurements: About 51½” wingspan and 15½” deep (blocked)

MATERIALS:
Yarn: Knit Picks Alux (66% Baby Alpaca, 34% Lurex/Stellina; 181 yards [166 meters]/50 grams: 27566 Sapphire (MC, 2, skeins); 27554 Cream (CC, 1 skein)
Hook: US 6/G (4.0 mm)
Extras: Yarn needle, removable stitch markers (optional, to track increase rows)
Gauge: 14 sts = 4” (10 cm) and 7 rows = 3” [7.6 cm] in Dc


Get 10% OFF with coupon code WAVES. Don't delay. Coupon code is good only until June 4, 2018!

Enjoy, 
Tian

P.S. I have 3 more skeins of Alux from Knit Picks (1 skein in colorway Ruby and 2 skeins in colorway Pennyroyal) that I want to share with you. If you want them, head over to my Instagram Page for your change to enter. This giveaway will end on June 10th.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Picks


Hello, hello,

Will Spring ever make an appearance? It's early April, but it feels like late Autumn/early Winter. If you're like me, you're beyond sick of being cooped up indoors and ready to toss your winter coat for shorts and flip flop.

As I am getting ready for Spring Break and planning what to pack (side note: Planning my yarn and projects to take on vacation are the first things in my luggage. And yes, I am packing like a camel going into the desert. My hump is full of yarn like there's no more yarn in the 100-miles radius, that if I complete a project and good forbid I run out of yarn, HA, I won't be able to get more yarn. Silly me!) I wanted to share some things I am thinking about making and yarns I am digging on.

Find your next CO project:



Ansonia Shawl 
The #AnsoniaKAL is going on right now with lots of great prizes. Click here for more AnsoniaKAL details

Artisan Yarns Lace weight
This is the yarn I am using in colorway Brilliant Blue held double for the #AnsoniaKAL. Click here for more color options
Crochet Chevron Dishcloth
This is one of my FREE patterns on the Knit Picks website. It makes a great Mother’s Day gift. I'll be making a couple to pair with some fun soaps. Get the pattern here
Knit Picks Hawthorne is on sale (20% OFF sale) 
Need I say more! I am in love with ALL the speckles. Check out the colors available here

Linstead Shawl
My latest crochet shawl pattern. It has become a favorite - it works up fast and uses only one skein of Knit Picks Stroll Gradient. I have this sample packed for Spring Break vacation but afraid I might loose it on the plane, so instead, I will be crocheting another one on the 14-hr flight. Problem solved - I get to make AND wear the shawl on vacation, YAY! Get the yarn here and the pattern here 

Are you planning a trip? How do you plan what to knit and crochet? Leave a comment. I need more advise.


Until next time... stitch on


A rising tide lifts all boats!
Tian


P.S. The Pattern Launch Plan book is here and to celebrate I have a giveaway just for YOU. Want more details about how you can enter for your chance at a $25 Gift Card to Knit Picks? Click here to learn more>>> Pattern Launch Plan GIVEAWAY