Mindy's Stole - Free Range
Just as a question, for those of you who cannot read charts and need the directions written out line by line, would you consider purchasing the written directions separately from the main pattern? What I'm thinking is to write up the line by line directions but to package them separately from the main pattern directions. In other words, if the pattern says to work Chart A 5 times, those that read charts can just flip to the actual chart, while those who cannot read charts would go to the written addendum, find the part of the line by line directions that is Chart A, and work from that. I actually have two reasons I'm considering packaging the line by line directions separately: having two complete versions of the pattern for sale could get confusing and I could easily see myself spending quite a bit of time sorting out people who purchased the "wrong" pattern, secondly because I knit much more accurately from a chart, this is the way I prefer to work the sample for the pattern, thus creating a sample and checking the charts for accuracy in one step. Line by line directions will have to be double and triple checked against the charts to make sure I've written it correctly. This will take more time to do and will delay pattern release. Most knitters do not need the line by line directions, so dividing these from the main pattern seems logical to me. If I do start doing line by line directions, I could go back and add line by line addenda to all my patterns (this will take some time though), and that would make them accessible to everyone, not just those that can read charts. At this point I'm thinking of pricing the line by line addenda (which really need a better name) at around $3 so the total pattern price for chart challenged people would be $9 (Pattern $6 + Line by Line Directions $3 = $9). So I guess what I need to know from all of you out there who can't read charts is what do you think? Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.