An Open Letter To Interweave Knits

Give us the pattern! Set it free! Free!
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Dear Interweave Knits,

I’m a really big fan of yours.  You’ve published some of my favorite patterns ever. The list is too long to get into here, so for now I’ll say that I’m particularly enamored of your summer 2006 issue. It contains the Mommy Snug, with which I knit for Z while she was pregnant with our twins. It also features the Cambridge Jacket, which I knit for myself and wear on an almost daily basis from November through April.

But let’s get back to those twins for a moment. They are eight months old now. Like any new parent who happens to also be a knitter, I can’t stop knitting things for my babies. I can’t stop looking at patterns and thinking to myself, “Oh my dear lord, Mr. S would look so cute in that pullover,” or “My stars, wouldn’t little Ms. M just be smashing in that cardigan!” I think I might have said both of these things, plus a few more, when I discovered the Pea Pod Baby Set on Ravelry. I may have even started jumping up and down. Imagine my disappointment when, my heart aflutter, I clicked on the link and . . . and . . . I can’t even write the words. The number 404 says it all.

I’m sure I’m speaking for many of my fellow knitters when I ask the question, what is up with this? Legal issues? Some obscure editorial policy? Did the pattern turn into a pumpkin after one month? Is Kate Gilbert trying to torture me? Sure, the pattern was free, but there are scores of us who wouldn’t mind forking over a few bucks for it.

So, Interweave Knits, how about returning the love? Tell me how I can get this pattern. I’m not hard to find. When you’re ready to talk, I’m all ears.

Very Truly Yours,

Yarn Boy


  • Lien says:

    I think they offered this recently in one of their free e-books through knitting daily. But I could be wrong since I can’t seem to find that email anymore. Great pattern. I was hoping to knit it for my nephew too!

  • Sara says:

    i think that Kate Gilbert said she’d be selling it through her website eventually. she did finally post the sunrise circle jacket, but i guess she hasn’t gotten to the pea pod set yet. it’s understandable–i think she has to reknit the sample and write it up in a different format and she’s busy with twist collective, but it does seem to be taking quite a long time.

  • megan says:

    Kate Gilbert recently said this on Ravelry about the Peapod pattern:

    “the pattern has been reedited and is with a test knitter, who ran into some of her own life things. i’ll have to check back in with her.”

  • Would it be legal for me to send you the PDF, since it was distributed for free? Because I have it.

  • Melissa says:

    I also have the PDF from when it was free. I knit it, and I don’t plan to knit it again, so I’m done with the pattern. If it were a book or printed thing, I could just give it to you. Not sure how it works with PDFs.

  • Louanne says:

    I’d like to get a copy of it too … I’d buy the back issue, but they’re sold out!

  • Barb says:

    Did you ever get a copy of this fabulous pattern? I too have been looking and hoping to find someone who downloaded – regards Barb, Sydney Australia. Sorry I have no website.

  • Norma says:

    Were you able to get the pattern? I would love to get it also.

  • dorothy says:

    If you would still like the pea pod pattern, I can e-mail it to you. Please let me know. BTW, I love Danica, too.

  • Lisa says:

    I’m still trying to find a copy of the Mommy Snug pattern – I would be more
    than happy to pay for it. I’ve been all over the web looking, to no avail.

  • Michelle Nelson says:

    Would anyone be willing to email me the pattern since it was distributed for free at one time? I can be found on Ravelry as Meshell. TIA!

  • Heather says:

    I would also love a copy if anyone can come up with one. My email addy is, and I am also on Ravelry as sugarhiccups.

    BTW, Jesse, I love your cardigans for men…Avast is so hot! I am going to be making for my husband; thanks for making it available to knitting addicts like myself 😉


  • Carlene says:

    I would love this pattern, if anyone could send it to me! My baby girl would look splendid in it! Thank you!

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