Jane designs mainly for finished garments: knitting kits are a second side to her business, established over the last 10 years.
Yarn stores and spinners sell yarn and patterns, making money from the yarn with little profit in the pattern. Jane introduced knitting kits for similar reasons.
But hand spinners and knitters who want to use different fibers or cotton have often requested pattern only.
As a result, a select range are Signatur designs are now offered as pattern only. To order just the pattern you need to make a colour selection to proceed to the order page, then you can make a pattern purchase.
If you see Jane at a show, you are welcome when purchasing the pattern to try on the garment and Jane will customise the pattern to fit. If you wish to discuss your design selection and size requirements Jane will be more than happy to assist you in achieveing the best results.
Because Jane designs firstly for finished garments, you will find her patterns slightly different to many. For example, the size range within the pattern; the body shaping and fit; the length options and often; neckline options. In a kit, compared to a pattern, there is no restriction to the length of the knitting instructions, which gives me more freedom as a designer.
Isn't your time and skill best rewarded by using the best materials?
Jane's previous policy of only offering kits was so she could maintain the quality of the yarns used to knit her designs. For this reason the range of swingcoats remain as kits only, they are a perfect example of 'best results from the best yarn'. Jane's pure new wool is spun with extra twist, which not only drapes beautifully but supports the garment shape.
USA Customers Many of the designs offered as patterns are now available in the Signatur Collection by Trendsetter Yarn. The pattern is sold only with a yarn purchase. There are two yarn weights for these designs Merino Otto - 19sts to 10cm/4" and Merino Sei - 23sts to 10cm/4". The tension and the needle size on the ball band may differ: as a designer Jane has chosen a tension that will best suit her design.
Please contact Jane if you require more size or length instructions on any design.