In case you missed our e-letter this week, I’m here to remind you of our offer. If you’re a subscriber to our e-letter, the pattern for Sophie (pictured above) is free to you through January 1, 2014. If you don’t already receive our weekly note, and you’d like to sign up, go to our home page, quinceandco.com, and type your email address in the little window in the upper right-hand corner. When the confirmation page appears, you’ll see a code that you can use on Ravelry to access the pattern pdf.
I’ll be honest. We’re a business. A small one. And we want to keep growing. We want to support ourselves, yes. Of course. And we also want to continue to create a demand (however small) for wool, processing, spinning, and dyeing yarn here in the US. One way we hope to grow is to get in touch with you weekly, with new patterns, new colors, new yarns, and other kinds of inspiration. We know how annoying email marketing can be. Everyone shouting for your attention. That said, we hope, tremendously, that we’re worth clicking on. We know that on days when you’re overwhelmed and buried in work/mail/kids/chores/shoulds etc., you’ll pass us by. Totally understandable. Let sanity prevail. But on other days, when you’d like a lift and a reason to pick up your needles, we hope you’ll click on our missive and enjoy it, whether or not you shop. And every now and then, as a thank you, we’ll offer you, our subscriber, something special. You’re that important to us and to our future.
Now: A note about Sophie.
The sweater is worked from the top down. Once you set up the cable panels, you’re all set. The three cables are identical, but the sides and center panels are staggered. Other than the cable panels, there’s little else going on–no borders, a plain back, and only a little shaping at the sides of the body and on the sleeves. It’s worked in Osprey, on a size 10 needle, and it goes quickly.