Three years ago I decided to design a wrap that one could fling on and off and that would stay in place without the use of a shawl pin. While shopping in Saint Louis, I noticed this scarf that undulated in and out. I though I could do that same concept with a shawl. The idea for “The Fling” was hatched.
Once I made it, I decided that it would be wise to write down the pattern while it was still fresh in my mind. Once I had the pattern done, I had to figure out what to do with it.
I first ran it past Knitty.com. They didn’t want it. My crowd wasn’t right, I guess. So on the computer it sat, for about a couple of years. Finally, I decided that it just seemed right to share it with other knitters and get it out there in the world.
My daughter Michelle and I are both members of Ralvery. She is a serious member, but I not so much. Yesterday morning, I turned my pattern into a PDF and uploaded it to Ralvery as a free pattern. Guess I now see the value of Ralvery. I have been amazed by how many down loads it has gotten.
My next pattern project will be turning “The Flock” into a PDF, which means rewriting it top to bottom and getting it uploaded. However, it will not be free. The price will be the same as it always was.
And Ralvery? - I just found a mother-load of free Barbie patterns to knit from Europe. Ah, some day…………..Think I am hooked on Ralvery. It you are a Ralvery member or a future Ralvery member, feel free to find me. I am Meadowtree. Also, the link to my free download is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-fling-Knit On!