I have received some really lovely emails from people lately. The big question on their minds is “Which will benefit you more? My purchasing your patterns from Knitpicks IDP or directly from you?” Isn’t that sweet? I thank you all for your concern. But, truly, the choice is yours. Here’s how it works.
1) You can purchase the patterns directly from my website, Kimane Designs. If you purchase directly from my website, you will receive an email from PayPal as your receipt and you will receive an email from Ravelry, with a link to your download. You don’t need to be a member of Ravelry. That is the service I use for downloaded patterns. Patterns purchased directly from my website are at their full price.
2) If you are a member of Ravelry, you can purchase the patterns directly on Ravelry. When you purchase patterns directly on Ravelry, you will still receive the PayPal receipt and the download email from Ravelry, but you will also have the option of having the pattern in your PDF library on Ravelry so that you can access it from any computer at any time. Patterns purchased directly on Ravelry are at their full price.
3) You can purchase similar versions of some of my patterns (three of them) on Knit Picks. These patterns are available at discounted, wholesale prices.
Personally, I would be torn. I really appreciate the benefit of having the PDF in my Ravelry library. But, I really love the build-your-own kit option that Knit Picks offers. I would be torn. But, in making your decision, don’t worry about me at all. Just do what works for you.