I know that I promised a give away for the baby blanket pattern but, well, I can’t, I can’t even sell you a copy, and this is why.
Before I write-up the pattern for something I have designed, I do a good deal of research to make sure that there is not too similar a pattern already available. This is harder than you might think as there is an abundance of knitting patterns available from spinners and indie designers all over the world. Some designs are similar, but also, some things that look similar are in fact very different in terms of construction etc. It can take hours of scrolling through pages of designs all over the net to check them all out.
However, this is one time I have had my fingers singed a little. As you know, I’ve been working on baby blankets lately and wrote up a pattern for one that I recently gave as a baby shower gift.
I had spent hours looking at blanket patterns and not once did I come across one like this one, not even similar. So, after checking and editing the pattern I uploaded it to Ravelry as usual with a promo code which made it free for a month. It’s a very simple pattern and I only charge a nominal fee after a while as I’ve been burnt with free patterns before. Some of you may remember the original Duffers pattern fiasco! Anyway, all uploaded and everything hunky dory until I went back to check the listing to make sure that it was working and…. when I put in the search what pops up but a very similar blanket, too similar for my comfort zone. Of course I prefer my version, but I’m allowed to aren’t I?
I just can’t do it. Sorry. I have removed the listing, but it is still showing at the moment. I assume that it will disappear over time.
If you want a similar blanket to this one you’ll just have to purchase the other pattern.