Friday, January 25, 2013

alpenglühen pattern

it's done!!!
my first pattern for purchase went online 

wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to my dearest testknitting
ladies! you all did an outstanding job - without your help
i would be lost :)

you can find the pattern here

was so scared about that and I am still scared....
but all went fine so far, ...

till this morning:

i found a mistake in the pattern,
immediately tried to fix it and updated the pattern
aaaand... had some weird technical problems with my ravelry
once i fixed the problem and sent out the update to all
my customers, i noticed another counting mistake in the pattern - 
how silly is that!
tried to upload another updated version and failed again and again; after several tries i finally got it...phew!!!

i am really sad about that and hope that my customers
aren't too upset about receiving several mails and updates
on only one day (maybe i shouldn't write and publish patterns, seams that i need to improve my skills, or need serious help)

nevertheless i am knitting (hahaha!)
yesterday Joji published her newest cardigan design
that was testknitted in december
so now i am allowed to show you my version of it
(some kind of retro coloured, old school looking cardigan) 

used unlabled yarns out of my stash (you know i need to
pack my house!.. so the goal is to minimize my stash till
april :))
pattern. Ohlala by Joji Locatelli
needles. 4 mm
yarn. unlabled merino/acrylic (80/20) used doubled

.. working through my notes of the refined driftwood pattern
[maybe i shouldn't do so (still feeling bad about my trials
and errors this morning)]
and finished a simple striped sweater
worked from the top down using contiguous method for the sleeves

actually purchased the yarn for some mittens (holiday gifts)
but each time i looked at the skeins i could see a stripy sweater
so here is a little sneak peek,maybe this is the longest post i ever wrote!
think i need to calm down a bit

hope you all have a better day

isa k.


  1. oooh! i love these both! i am sure your customers are not mad, they are probably more grateful than anything. i know i would be to get corrections! (it beats getting to the part that doesn't work correctly and thinking your crazy because something isn't right). anyway, you just need to keep at it and you will get better and better, that is how to improve...
    best of luck! can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!
    little owl

  2. Congratiulations with your first online pattern, I love it! I'm a big fan of your blog.

  3. Congratulations! I like this new striped jumper a lot, aswell.Very your own style.

  4. Mistakes happen to the best of designers so don't feel too bad. Your new cardigan is gorgeous ... revel in its beauty!

  5. congratulations! i'm excited to purchase it in the near future ... i love wearing cardigans in the cold winter!

    and i'm in love with the other two striped sweaters as well. with all your sweaters, actually. i'm mostly a hat knitter so knitting sweaters as fast and gorgeous as you do is amazing to me!

  6. so pretty! i love your knitting and these sweaters look so amazing on you. beautiful job. i am so full of respect and admiration for designers/pattern writers, so much work goes into what you do. corrections are all part of it i think, and knitter are such nice people, they'll understand!

  7. Glückwunsch auch von mir zu deiner ersten "Bezahl-Anleitung"! Ich kenne die Sorgen, um die updates, aber ich denke auch, letztendlich ist für die Stricker ein Vorteil, den das Internet bietet und keine Last. Ich freue mich für dich.
    Liebe Grüße

  8. I feel bad that I didn't see the counting error during the test! You definitely should keep writing patterns! You are amazing at what you do. I love my Alpengluhen! And now want to make Ohlala.. yours looks great.

    1. No need to feel bad, sweetie!
      without your help I wouldn't be able to publish my patterns!!

      and after the first panic I feel way better now :)

  9. How exciting to be publishing...and such a pretty cardi!

    Don't be too hard on yourself - it is your first one, and I don't think anyone would be upset with someone trying to make their pattern BETTER!

    Well done!

  10. You have such great style! I'm happy for you as you put your first pattern up for sale. It's remarkable how much you accomplish. I wrote up one easy, free pattern and it took forever! I'm no computer genius. Love your color combo on the striped sweater!

  11. a big THANK YOU! to all for your
    nice comments and encouraging words!!!