Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Happy Holiday Gift for you All!

Note: I'm getting the requests sent out right away. If you request a booklet and don't get it within 24 hours, let me know. It may have gotten lost in the shuffle

About 10 years ago, I designed a set of three seasonal Fair Isle vests for Knit Picks, who produced and sold the pattern for years. Eventually, sales dropped enough so that it wasn't worth KP's trouble to keep printing the booklet, so the rights reverted back to me.

As a thank-you to all of you for sticking it out with my blather, I'm making the booklet (in PDF form) available to anyone who asks for it- just leave your e-mail address in the comments, and I'll send the file to you. It's 2.5MB, and there are patterns and charts for V-neck pullover and button-front vests, knit with KP's Palette yarns (though of course, any fingering weight yarn will do, and indeed, some of the original colors may not be available any more). The pattern is sized from Child 24" chest- Adult 52" chest.

For some reason, there is no photo of the Halloween Vest in the booklet, so I'm posting it here. Be warned, the Halloween Vest was once named One of the Ugliest Vests Ever Designed by What Not to Knit, though I absolutely stand by the design. It was not supposed to be beautiful, it was just supposed to be fun. And it could have been even more *fun*, if The Hub had not noticed that my chart looked like I was declaring Boob all the way across the chest. He suggested adding the exclamation point.

At any rate, here are the vests in the booklet. Again, if you want the PDF booklet, post your e-mail address in the comments, and I'll send it out to you.

Enjoy!





66 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love a copy! And I think the Halloween vest is cute. (Although, since I'm wearing what's probably classified as an ugly Christmas sweater today, perhaps you should disregard my opinion.) cathyjajackson@gmail.com

Kathy said...

I would love a copy of these patterns! And I thought the Halloween vest was great. With or without boobs. kathryn.hagen AT gmail DOT com

Thank you!

JazzRizz said...

What a lovely offer! I'd love a copy. My nephew needs that halloween vest next year :)

jazzrizz AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

What a generous offer - I'd love to have a copy of the pattern for the vests. Thanks, Linda
ljrice at 3riversdbs.net

Kathleen Taylor said...

Attention Linda: Your e-mail bounced. Do you have another addy I can send the file to?

mcpickle said...

Of course I would like a copy... For my pattern collection! I even took Nancy Schroyer's class at SOAR but still am not sure I want to do Fair Isle, but I really love the blue one... Is that pattern in your Fair Isle book?

In Illinois, heading for SD!
Mcpickle77@gmail.com

Fríða said...

they are all adorable, and I would love to have a copy.
my best wishes for christmas
Frida, Iceland
fridabraga@hive.is

joannamauselina said...

I remember those vests, and I admired all of them at the time. I considered getting the snowman one, but light blue is not really my color. They are adorable, and the Halloween one could be considered one of the cutest vests ever - definitely not the ugliest.

Anonymous said...

I have these patterns and have knitted the snowman and halloween vests. It was lots of fun and I made the mittens to match the snowman vest. georgienne

Cathy Ardrey said...

Thanks, Kathi! What a nice gift! My e-mail address is cardrey@earthlink.net.

Pat said...

I would love to have a copy of the patterns. I have recently been interested in color work and have been collecting patterns for color work. So these patterns would be great. My name is Pat and email is pprahl@gmail.com Thanks

Chery said...

I'd love these patterns. Stranded knitting is my favorite. Thanks.
cheryknits gmail com.

corinne said...

I would love a copy.

rinnycera@optonline.net

corinne said...

I would love a copy - hope this registers.

rinnycera@optonline.net

rogueknitter said...

Thanks, Kathy! You are always so generous with your talent. I'd love a copy -


cadidier@netscape.com

Prairie Comforts said...

I would love a copy! They are all so cute! My email is prairiecomforts@yahoo.com Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Jennifer said...

I also would love a copy. Merry Christmas!
jwollesen@comcast.net

E. Engman said...

Congrats on finishing the presents. I'd love a copy of the vest patterns: ehfengman@yahoo.com

FiberGeek said...

These are darling. I would love a copy of the patterns.

Stargzr at gte dot net

Thanks and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a copy! Thank you : D

dlotter13 AT aol DOT com

Chris said...

What a kind offer. Thank you, I would love to have a copy! They are all beautiful! And with my stash of Palette yarn, I may actually have all the original colors to knit them in. LOL! mrsmouse @ mrsmousehouse dot com

Michele said...

What generosity! I am gearing up to trying stranded knitting and love all your designs, so I would love to have a copy. Thank you!
islandwoman9@yahoo.com

Knit -University said...

Yes please!
KnitTeacher at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a lovely Christmas surprise. I would love to knit the alphabet vest for my 6 year old great-grandson.

In return, I'm going to go right over and buy the entire Tory Bauer ebook set from Kindle.

Happy holidays to you and your family

emc1912 at yahoo dot com

JackieLemon said...

I have always loved those vests and meant to get the pattern "someday". My email is pjlemon AT roadrunner dot com

Thanks so much. Have a Merry Christmas and the best New Year ever. (American Idol will be starting soon, can't wait for your reviews)

corinne said...

Thank You, Rinny Cera

corinne said...

Thank You, Rinny Cera

Anita in SE IN said...

I remember these. Always liked them
Anita at TheFiberArtist dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a copy of that. Please send it to anu_chicago@hotmail.com. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Robin said...

I would love to have a copy. They are so pretty
rbndbld@yahoo.com

Jan said...

Thank you Kathleen! I would love a copy. bradwinjanet@gmail.com
:-) Jan

Robbielyn said...

What an amazing gift you are giving to everyone!
Happy Holidays to you and yours.

rbblyn at comcast.net

PBK KNITS said...

I love the blue vest. I would love a copy of the booklet.
Thank you for the wonderful gift.
Kim
skbullock93@msn.com

PBK KNITS said...

I love the blue vest. I would love a copy of the booklet. Thank you for the wonderful gift.
Kim
skbullock93@msn.com

Elaine said...

Oh Kathleen, I would just love a copy too! I always thought it would be fun to try and adapt the Halloween design into fingerless mitts. In my next life, I want to wake up and be your next door neighbor! I look forward to reading your "blather" every single day, even if I'm shy about commenting! Merry Christmas to you and all your family!

Kathleen Taylor said...

Thank you Elaine! (and you forgot to give me your e-mail address)

Lynne said...

Would love to have a copy of this book. My hubby, especially, loves vests! Please send to lmschroed@yahoo.com

Diann Lippman said...

I'd love a copy - the "boob" vest is wonderful! Finally have a change to make the winter one in colors I can wear.
Thank you for your generous offer!
diannlippman@comcast.net

ginny quinn duchow said...

I would love a copy. You are so generous with your talents. Thank you so much. gqduchow@charter.net thanks ginny

nancyr said...

Oh I would love a copy of these vest patterns.Thank you so much!

Kathleen Taylor said...

Will do, Nancy- let me know your e-mail address!

crazyknittinnana said...

I would love to have the vest patterns; they are so beautiful!! I've never done color work before but would love to add the skill to my knitting knowledge. Thank you so very much! thuber3148@att.net

Woven Spun said...

how wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
wovenspun AT gmail.com

Kirsten Hedam said...

I would love to have a copy too.
kirstenhedam@yahoo.dk
happy new year to you.

Anonymous said...

I would love your pattern. Love the Halloween one the most. Hope you had an awesome Christmas and thank you so very much, God Bless, Pat :-)

Celeste said...

I would also like a copy of the vest patterns.
And thank you for mentioning the Gail Carriger novels.

Kathleen Taylor said...

Celeste and Pat- I need your e-mail addresses!

LizzieK8 said...

Totally missed this offer! I'd love a copy, Kathleen!

Anonymous said...

I want to geat started now! Love all the vests. My email is plefea1@lsu.edu. Thanks for the lovely surprise.--Phyllis

MelissaH said...

I enjoy your blog, and I'd love a copy of your booklet. Thank you so much!

hellmanmd A T gmail D O T com

Gina said...

I would also love a copy of the patterns. I knitted an alphabet sweater similar to the one in the pamphlet for my son when he was a toddler (no a strapping 25 year old), but this one is even better.

Thank you for your generosity and the privilege of reading your blog each day. ginaknits2 AT gmail DOT com.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to get a copy. The halloween vest is gorgeous.
Wish you all the best for 2012 with hugs and thanks from Germany
Annette

Please, mailto:ami-gigro AT t-online
DOT de

jardinrouge said...

I would also like a copy! I really like the women's vest, and who knows? someday I may even have gr-grandbabies to knit for as well!

sockittome@q.com

Thank you so much!!!

naholter said...

I alwasy loved those vests. I'd love to have a copy, please, if I'm not too late.

naholter@yahoo.com

Debbie1085 said...

Is it too late to ask for a pdf? I love those vests!
knitting1085@yahoo.com
Thanks a bunch!

Midge Coates said...

I'd love to have a pdf if it's still available.

midgecoates@gmail.com

Robin K said...

PLease send me a copy...I love them all
rkenning@mail.com

Anonymous said...

I am still catching up. Love your blog. Can I get a PDF?

Mdarst@nettally.com

That's "tally" for Tallahassee, FL -- hot, humid, buggy, and jungle-like. The thought of wearing knitwear now makes me sweat, but I love to knit anyway.

Melanie2

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy if possible. The Halloween vest is awesome!

Mindycox72279@gmail.com

elfie_the_elf said...

Could you email it to me (I realise it's 2 years on, but have been looking everywhere for these) elfie.fiona@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Is it still possible to get a copy? I would LOVE to make the snowman vest!!
jane_metcalfe@hotmail.co.uk
thank you!
J x

Claire Greenhead said...

I have just discovered your blog and would love a copy of this pattern if it's still available please - I think the designs are spectacular!
supergirlyclaire@googlemail.com
Thank you very much,
Claire xxx

Jessca said...

Hi Kathleen I'm hoping the offer still stands. J.murray630@gmail.com. If it does I will cherish it forever. X

Anonymous said...

I have searched high and low for these patterns and just found this offer. Please, please , if still available, I would LOVE to have this collection.
In advance, I thank you for this generous offer.
Please send to:
Unicornr@live.com
Wishing...wishing
Noni

Anonymous said...

Lmschroed@yahoo.com. please send a copy to me. Thanks!

Judy Vallas said...

If it isn't way too late, may I have a cop of this wonderful booklet? Thank you! Jvallas@gmail.com