31 Mar 2013

Files, formats & new features!

Both Etsy and Craftsy have added great new features recently. 

Previously, anyone buying a pattern from my Etsy store had to wait until I received the notification e-mail and then sent them a file with the knitting pattern - and we all know how frustrating it can be to not be able to get going as soon as inspiration strikes on a knitting project! 

But no more - now all the files are available for instant download. Not only that, but I can add up to 5 files with every pattern. This is great for me as I like to supply all my patterns in a choice of formats. 

The first is a "US format" designed for letter-sized paper, and with US spellings and units (seen on the right in the photo above). 

The second is a "UK version" formatted for A4 stationery and with metric measurements and UK-English spellings (pictured on the left above). And of course this version works in other parts of the world that use A4 paper too. 

Now almost all of my patterns have both these files available and the purchaser can choose which they want to download. 
(Or they can have both of course.) 

The same is true for Craftsy. This shop has always had one file available for instant download, but they too have added a new feature to allow multiple files to be downloaded after purchase as a .zip file. This is very useful if the pattern is in several parts. You open up the .zip file and then select whichever format you wish to keep on your hard drive or print out.

Thank you both Etsy and Craftsy for adding these great new features! 

In addition to these sources, my patterns are also available for instant download from my website, Ravelry and also now on Patternfish.

Happy knitting!


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