First, some good news! We have a new pattern coming out in just a couple weeks: October 20th.
From the time I started creating patterns on my kitchen table six and a half years ago, I’ve always released them out into the world in more or less the same way. I told people they were coming, but kept the details tightly under wraps until the release day.
To be honest with you, there wasn’t a particular reason for this. It seemed like a reasonable way to do it, and it seemed to work, so we kept doing it.
But lately, I’ve been trying to think of ways to give more with the pattern release, and to give earlier. So we’re going to do things slightly different this time.
But first, about that pattern
I’d still like to keep our new design a surprise, but give you enough of an idea that we can get started on the fun stuff.
Our new pattern will be an addition to the Colette Patterns knits line. Our knits patterns like Moneta and Myrtle are some of our most popular patterns, so about a year and a half later, we’re adding to that range.
Like those patterns, it will be classic, feminine, and really versatile. And of course, it’s knit, so it’s comfy.
How we’re celebrating
To get ready for the new knits pattern, I wanted to offer a little more. Here’s what you can expect:
- Video Tutorials: Starting later this week, we’ll be releasing a series of videos all about shopping for knit fabric. We’ll cover everything from terminology to the 5 things to look for when choosing a knit at the store.
* Bonus stuff: When our new pattern comes out on October 20th, everyone who buys the pattern in the first week will receive some special bonus items to go with the pattern. If you buy it from one of our stockists, you’ll be able to get it as well.
- Join us on launch day: We’re planning some special stuff for the actual launch day. We’ve even got a ridiculous hashtag picked out.
- Tutorials and more: As always, we’re planning some tutorials and a sewalong to go with this lovely new pattern.
Later this week, expect to see the first video in our new series on shopping for knits. I hope you like it.