It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the release of our two newest stole patterns, Savannah and Charleston.
Secret of the Stole II
The Secret of the Stole II KAL has officially come to a close and we are excited to have the patterns finally compiled into a downloadable format. Why two patterns? While knitting through this knit a long, we realized that one thing that is different about our stole patterns is their shape. They are all differently shaped than each other and than any other stole patterns we can find out there.
We wanted to develop this into a design element of our stoles and about halfway through the first stole, Charleston, the creative muse struck and Savannah was born. Luckily we have a very quick test knitter working with us and we were able to create both stoles in time for the photo shoot. Here are the shapes of the three Secret of the Stole stoles we have developed so far (see bottom of post).
Patterns are Now Available for Sale
This has been such a great KAL group, you all should be very proud of how helpful and courteous everyone was, and above all, how great all your work looks. As often is the case, once I have worked 9 weeks on something like this, I do offer it for sale as well. Both pattern designs are now available for sale on the patterns page.
Please Help Support Your Designer
Each pattern is available for $7.00 each and will include completed photos, full completed charts, and directions for completing the stole, and of course all the chart files in one single download file. We hope you have enjoyed the group over the last few months as much as we have. If you have, please, consider supporting your designer by buying the pattern. I have enjoyed this group tremendously, and I also put 100’s of hours of work into the pattern, running the group, and organizing all the door prizes for everyone. Each designer is different but I know I spend, in total, about 200-300 hours on each KAL.
Although it is a hobby, it also my business, and I would love to be able to continue these type of KAL’s for a long time to come, but I do need the support of my group members! Typically there is a core group of members that purchase the pattern each time. How many are in this elite group? Well, it is usually runs about 3%-5% of the total group list.
It is because of these people that we can continue to do the KAL’s and offer all the great door prizes, so THANKS SO MUCH. It you would like to purchase the pattern, please just visit our pattern page. Thanks again.
Three Secret of the Stole Patterns Available
This is the first time we have been able to show you a layout of all three pattern designs. Below you will see (from left to right), Secret of the Stole I (Guinevere), and Secret of the Stole II (Charleston and Savannah).
You Can Now Join the Group
The knit a long lasted for 9 weeks and many beautiful stoles were created around the globe by knitters of every experience level. The Secret of the Stole II yahoo group is now open to the public. So, if you missed out in joining the group when it started, here is your chance, take the plunge and see how much fun it is. Come join and meet new knitters and get help along the way.
By joining the group you will be able to see the many stoles created, read the messages posted by members of the knit a long, and visit links to the various blogs of the knit a long members.
Join the NK Designs Group and Get KWU rss Feed
If you would like to be notified when the Secret of the Stole III KAL is about to begin (probably not sometime before mid-summer), please join the Nautical Knitter Designs yahoo group and/or subscribe to the Knitwith.us rss feed. To add this feed to your blog reader program just past the url address http://www.knitwith.us into your subscriptions and click join.
We will always announce when the groups are starting, when you can join and so on, right from this blog. We all learned something along the way and met new friends to share our love of knitting. Most of all, we created beautiful pieces of lace work and memories. Here are my photos of Savannah and Charleston. Leave us a comment and tell us where we can see yours.
Please let us know how you liked the KAL below in your comments. There will be many others that comes along in the months to come that will love to read about your completed stole (or work in progress). It was so much fun for us, I can’t wait until Secret of the Stole III.