Now with more Ravelry!

So, a while back,we announced the sale of our first collection of For Sale patterns online (also available wholesale in hard copy form to LYSs!) through payloadz.  We went with Payloadz initially because at the time, Ravelry was not set up for small companies/publishers (like us!) to sell patterns while still giving the designer credit. This was a big problem, because the talented Melissa LaBarre designed 3 of the hats - Krummholz, Frukttradgard + Stratum -  in our first collection and we wanted to make sure she got all of the credit she deserved.

Ravelry recently changed the way they have their designer and company accounts set up, so now we are able to sell Kelbourne Woolens/Fibre Co patterns through one main page while still giving individual designers credit for their individual designs. We decided to make the switch with both our Free and For Sale patterns and now they are in one place for your downloading enjoyment!

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The patterns are still set up to purchase directly from our site as well through the Ravelry interface. From the individual pattern pages click the “click to buy” button listed in the top right corner.

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This will open up a shopping cart where you can check out or go back to the patterns page and browse and add more patterns to the cart (your cart will be stored for you even if you go to a different page).  Patterns can be purchased either using a credit card or your paypal account. Once the purchase is complete, you can download the .pdf directly or store it in your Ravelry library.

We hope you love this new way of accessing the Kelbourne Woolens/Fibre Company patterns!

* * * * * * * * Some proactive answers to possible questions (but please do not hesitate to ask if you have any more!):

But I don't have a Ravelry account! Now I can't download your patterns? Don't worry! Even without an account, you can purchase our patterns and download the free patterns using this new method. Nifty, eh?

Why online?  Don’t you wholesale hard copies of patterns to shops? We spent a lot of time discussing the ins and outs, ups and downs, plusses and minuses (you get the drift) of offering the patterns for sale on the website (in contrast to just making them available in hard copy form from our fabulous stockists).  Ultimately, we decided to offer them for a few reasons.  Despite all of our hopes and dreams, not every yarn shop in the world carries our yarns and patterns, and as a result there are people out there who don’t have direct access to them.  In other words, we wanted a way for people to be able to purchase the patterns online if they did not have access to a LYS that carried them.  If you do have a LYS, though, that does carry our yarns and patterns, please DO buy from them directly.  Without the LYSs, we would not be here doing what we do, and the option to buy online would not exist at all.  (And, on a similar vein, if your LYS is a stockist but does not carry the patterns and you would like them to, please tell them you would buy directly from them if you did!)

Help! I’m confused and can’t download the pattern/don’t understand the directions/want to use the recommended yarn but don’t know where to find it! Send us an email with your question at info {at} kelbournewoolens {dot} com and we will be happy to help!  Please note we do check the email frequently, but you may find there is a brief delay on the evenings and weekends, but we will get back to you as soon as we are able!