We are drawing near the end of the 2019 GiftAlong Sale, so if any of these patterns intrigue you, the time to buy is now! If now isn’t a good time, check the next newsletter for another option.
Before I dive into specifics, let’s talk about pricing. I always get questions about why my prices are so high or if I’ve made a “mistake”. So far, the only mistakes I notice are things are sometimes too low!
The 2019 Giftalong Bundle, if you bought every pattern, would be $114 at full price, or $85.50 at the current 25% discount. At full price that is $9.50 per pattern. As I have enumerated in the previous two posts (links at end of post), there are often more than one version in a pattern, meaning that you are getting more than one pattern. In the few instances where the pattern is only offered in one size (or one pattern in 3 sizes), the price is usually lower. If it isn’t, it is because of the number of charts and written detail.
Focus on the Right Column of 2019 Giftalong Bundle
This is such a great knit. I’ve knit two of them myself! Easy to wear, perfect for travel, covering your shoulders, or making that plain top or dress a little something more, I’ve offered this in 11 sizes. That means that I wrote two patterns because I do not believe you an just keep making things bigger; I adjust the details to fit a different type of body for a larger size scheme. Anyway, the first one I made was in a very flat, no memory yarn. The other version I made was in a wool single. They both came out beautifully, but have a different fabric due to the difference in fiber content. This is perfect for a hank of yarn you don’t know what to do with! Priced way below what it should be!
I completely upgraded this pattern, and added the Narrow Belon. Narrow Belon is for someone not wanting a full shawl, while Belon is a lovely but unfussy lace shawl. There are instructions for beading Narrow Belon, and I have made charts and road maps that will get you through this with ease. Short rows work to create the oyster-shell shape; it is easy to master the Oyster shell pattern, so you then only have to focus on the short row segments. This is a bargain and apparently I didn’t raise the price when I upgraded the pattern.
This scarf can be easily pinned or fastened into a cowl too. I have two versions, one a solid color, and one in two colors, done with intarsia. Just when you think you are tired of the undulating pattern it switches to the neckband. Then, as you grow weary of the neckband, you are back to undulating arabesques (but fewer of them!). I finished the two-color version with felt balls, but that bit of whimsey is completely optional.
This cowl was designed to be a one-skein worsted pattern made in Civility. I wanted to try something different, so I am adding a sport-weight version soon. Just needs to pass the Tech Edit. This has 3 sizes (the large will take more than one skein). It combines two stitch patterns in a tailored, yet feminine way. Again, I’ve made this one more than once!
Thoughts on the 2019 Giftalong Bundle
I’m going to end this with a list of all the patterns, and what the “price per” is when considering the number of patterns within a pattern. As listed below, there are 37 patterns. At $114, that is just over $3/per pattern; at $85.50 it is $2.35/per pattern. It always pays to look a little deeper!
Somerset (1 version; 3 sizes) $12
Esperance (2 versions; 6 sizes each) $8
Jupiter’s Rings LGF (3 versions; Metis 1 size, Gossamer 3 sizes, Halo 3 sizes) $12
Ashland (3 versions; 1 size) $12
Taos (2 versions; 1 size) $10
Savoie Shawl (1 version; 1 size) $6
Naples (6 versions; 5 sizes each) $18
Point Roberts (3 version; 1 size) $6
Kaikoura (1 version; 11 sizes) $8 (this should be higher!)
Belon & Narrow Belon (2 versions; 1 size) $10
Tangiers (2 version; 1 size) $10
Ormt (1 version; 3 sizes; second weight version to be added soon) $8