I’ve spent a lot of time over the last two months giving the patterns in Made in Brooklyn a complete make over for their release as individual PDF downloads. I’m very happy with the result, and even happier to announce that they are all now available both through my Ravelry store as well as BrooklynTweed proper.
One of the most beautiful things about PDF downloads is that there are no page restrictions. Thanks to my rather verbose style of writing patterns, I really pushed the limit on my page-count when writing the print-version of the book, which ended up significantly affecting the size of the charts which was, while understandable, a real bummer.
That said, the biggest change to the patterns is definitely chart size and clarity — in most cases they have been re-illustrated and blown up to have their own, spacious page to spread out on. The texts have also been given more breathing room and in some cases have been extended. Each pattern begins with a Pattern Blueprint page which lists all the specifics about the garment and needed materials and includes an alternate photograph as well as a large, clear schematic.
As mentioned above, all the patterns are available either through my Ravelry store or through BrooklynTweed.net — follow the buttons below to visit either:
I worked closely with a tech editor for all the new layouts and corrected any existing errata that was present in the 1st edition of the print version. I hope you enjoy them and thank you so much, as always, for your continued support!
I figure I might as well use this post to discuss a few of the other things that I’ve been meaning to bring to your attention:
Social Media: I finally got around to setting up a Facebook page (took long enough, right?) — please feel free to stop by or to become a fan if you’re a Facebook user. I plan on using it as an alternate way of posting my teaching schedule and teaching-related announcements (Dates are also always posted on my website), as well as other informal announcements, snapshots, etc.
And if that isn’t enough social media for you, you can also catch Brooklyn Tweets (sorry, I had to) on Twitter here, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Pattern Wholesale: In the last 6 months I’ve been wholesaling many of my designs to Local Yarn Shops. If you are a shop owner and interested in wholesaling print patterns, please send me an e-mail and I’ll be happy to put you in contact with my distributor.
Phew! I think that’s all the housecleaning for the day… although I’ll expand this post if I realize there is anything that I’ve forgotten, which there most likely will be.