Friday, January 29, 2010

"Peace Leaf" Glittens!

Someone requested my pattern for my Ganja Glittens, or "Peace Leaf" Glittens on Ravelry, so I figured I finally give pattern designing a shot.  The idea behind this leaf motif is that I wanted to make something for my brother that he and his friends would get a kick out of, but I didn't want it to be glaringly obvious when you look at them.  I'm offering the pattern as a free download on Ravelry.

It's a quite bit more complicated then I first thought it would be.  I finally figured out how to get my spreadsheet program to behave itself so I could create the charts, but apparently that was just the beginning of my troubles. The original glittens were made over a year ago.  It was the first pattern I had ever designed and the first pattern I had ever did stranding on.  I think it came out pretty good considering, but the problem is my notes were pretty cryptic.  At the time, I'm pretty sure I was just making it up as I went along.

On top of having difficulties remembering what I had originally done, there were some parts of the glitten that are just very hard to describe how to do.  Hopefully it's clear enough, but if anyone is making any attempt at these are can't figure something out, by all means message me, it's probably some silly mistake that I made writing them up.

I also have been looking for the best way to my the pdf of my pattern available.  If anyone can help me out and knows a better way then how I've done it please let me know.


  1. You can do it through Ravelry, I'm pretty sure. It's in My Notebook --> Contributions (on the sidebar thingy). I haven't followed through farther than that since I don't have any patterns to upload, but I think it'll take a PDF pattern.

    Cool glittens! :)

  2. Although you mentioned you're offering it on Ravelry, so maybe you already know all of that? I also think Ravelry patterns are downloadable by non-Ravelry-people, but I've only seen that for sure referenced for paid patterns, so maybe free patterns aren't as flexible?

  3. hi, i tried to download the document but got an IO Error Streaming Document :-( nice pattern.

    anisoptera= my ravelry name