I have had something I have wanted to share with you guys for a while now, but I was sworn to secrecy. But today, today I can tell you!
If you are anything like me, you are always looking for something new to cast on (I may or may not have several things on my needles already). But many yarn companies (and CEY was included in this list) only publish new patterns a few times a year. This made sense in the “pre-internet” world. But we realize that is no longer the way we live. Today it’s an “I want it now” world! After many months of planning, we made some adjustments to how and when we are going to introduce new patterns to you, the knitter.
Starting this month, we will be releasing a new pattern book every month! Yep, you read that right…a new book EVERY month.
These books will also look a little different from what you have seen from us in the past. They will have more patterns (sometimes with several different versions) in numerous yarns. They are printed on a higher quality paper and feature lots of great photographs of each garment/accessory, while still having the high quality patterns that you have come to expect from CEY.
The books will be available in a variety of places. Of course you can always find them at your LYS – and we all know how important it is to support your LYS. But now you also have the choice of downloading an eBook from Ravelry. And if you want to buy an individual pattern, you will be able to buy that on Ravelry as well. And, as a special treat, if you buy the book in your LYS, you will find a scratch off code for a one-time only Ravelry download of the eBook. How awesome is that? You can have the hard copy in your knitting library (and don’t try and pretend you don’t have one…even if it is only one shelf) and have access to the digital copy when you are on the run.
Our first book is Portraits and it features quick knits that are easy to wear, which is perfect for this time of year. If you are looking for something yummy to snuggle into or are starting your holiday knitting, you are going to find something in Portraits you will want to cast on right away. There are sweaters, cardigans, scarf and shawls, mitts and hats. Some of the yarns used are Chalet, Toboggan, Ava, Alpaca Sox, Soft Linen and more! The book also features Chateau – Chalet’s colorful new cousin – which will arrive in your LYS by the end of the month.
In the coming weeks, I will tell you more about the designs, but in the meantime you can find information about each design on our site.
I can’t wait to see what you are going to cast on first!