And some patterns don’t. I must admit that I have no clue at all what makes a pattern popular. Thus far I have posted 15 patterns on Ravelry.
Three of them are doll clothes, so I had no expectation that they would be popular. Several people have made socks from the flat-knit doll sock pattern, so I think they were worth posting.
Three of them are fingerless mitts. More than 1 person and less than a dozen have knitted each of these designs. Not a complete failure.
One is a collar – not something I would expect there to be much interest in. And indeed there isn’t. It’s only been downloaded 167 times, least of all my patterns.
One is a scarf. It’s a very simple pattern – every row is knit exactly the same. It makes a nice graceful scarf with long tails – a very shallow triangle. I had great hopes for this pattern, but it has not proved popular.
I’ve only submitted one hat pattern. It has had more success than most of my patterns – 41 projects on Ravelry to date. This was a quick design, but it is very easy to knit and fast because of the big yarn. Still, this one has more projects than I’d expect. Of course, I did get Franklin to model for me 😉
And six of my patterns are sock patterns. Two of them have never been knit at all. I don’t really know why. They’ve been downloaded as often as my pattern with 8 projects. But the only lonely project out there for each of these is mine.
Two of them have been knit a moderate amount – one has 8 projects and the other is up to 28. These are both chevron patterns that I consider really good for self-striping yarn. I guess they’re about the degree of popular that I might have expected.
And then there are two patterns that have done quite well. My Show-off Stranded Socks are currently sitting at 338 projects on Ravelry. My Circle socks have 548. That one is a real puzzler. I had knit the socks some time before joining Ravelry and wrote up the pattern just to have something to post. It is a fun pattern stitch, I’ll admit. But it’s just popular because it is, I guess!
Ah, well, it’s been fun. It’s a pleasure every time I see a picture of a project knit with one of my patterns!