Friday Freebies

Welcome to Friday Freebies here on Knitting Today!

Current Friday Freebie Of The Week

This week’s free download is a shawl knitting pattern: The River.

FF The River

You can download the free shawl knitting pattern in the shop (or by clicking the link above the picture).

What Are Julia’s Friday Freebies And How Does It Work?

Every week, another free resource – one of my patterns, or another useful knitting resource – is available for free download. The free pattern (or resource) is made available on Fridays (sometimes Saturdays … or even later) and available for 24 hours after publication.

After the weekend, the download of the week is no longer available. Patterns and resources might appear as Friday Freebies again – or they won’t so make sure you don’t miss them!

How to Download Friday Freebies on knitting.today

To download your Friday Freebie of the week, follow the link above – click on the picture, or on the link above the picture. You can also browse the shop for Friday Freebies!

Friday Freebies - your weekly free knitting resource on knitting.today

Enjoy your Friday Freebies!

Happy knitting,

Julia

118 thoughts on “Friday Freebies

  • May 25, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    Thank you so much for making The Pretender shawl available for free! It’s so beautiful! I’ve downloaded it and glanced at the pattern and now deciding the color to make it in. By the way, I purchased your “Still in the Waiting Room” shawl book and I love it! It is fantastic! Thank you so much for everything you provide!

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    • June 2, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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      Thank you! <3

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  • April 24, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    Hi. I have been trying to download this pattern since April 8 and have been unsuccessful.

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    • May 25, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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      Try just opening it, not downloading to your computer. If you can open, then do a “save as” to your computer.

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  • April 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    This post just appeared on my Facebook feed. I missed it with the way Facebook puts the posts in whatever order they feel like I guess. In any event, I’m really sorry I missed his free pattern as I love the color red and the pattern is gorgeous. Unfortunately I cannot afford to purchase it either.

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  • January 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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    lovely shawl, thank you!
    take care
    cristina

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  • December 24, 2018 at 8:10 am
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    Happy Christmas Julia

    Enjoy your break with your family.

    Take care & God bless

    Winifred

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  • November 18, 2018 at 6:25 am
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    Julia, words cannot adequately convey how sorry I am to hear of your loss. You are a remarkable, strong woman and you are greatly appreciated.

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  • October 20, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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    My deepest condolences on the loss of Steve. This was such a terrible, sudden shock for you, and I’m grateful your family is with you. My only sibling died at just 57, also from a heart attack, and if it is any comfort to you at all, it helped me to remember his quick death was what we’d want for people we love even while extremely hard for those of us left behind. Take care of your own broken heart.

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  • October 20, 2018 at 9:59 am
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    Take care of yourself and your family Julia. Everything else can wait.

    God bless.

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  • October 20, 2018 at 3:44 am
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    Sorry about your loss. As a knitting man, I’ll have a special thought when I knit this shawl for myself.

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  • October 20, 2018 at 12:03 am
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    I’m so sorry for your loss. May the love and comfort of your family help through this difficult time. You and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  • October 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm
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    As an admirer of your energy and creativity I am wishing you all the best in this sad time. Be well.

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  • October 19, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    I am praying for you, dear one, in this season of loss and sending my deepest sympathies.

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  • October 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm
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    I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you are with family. Thank you for your time.

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  • October 19, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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    Sending heartfelt hugs. Thank you for the pattern in memory of your husband. <3

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  • October 15, 2018 at 4:31 am
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    Hi Julia, I have a question on Aegean Sea. On the First Half set up You have written repeat the last two rows 8 times more. Are you referring to rows 3 & 4 ?? I can’t determine where Row 5 comes in
    I simply love this pattern
    Shirley

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  • September 18, 2018 at 11:49 pm
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    Hi Julia,

    First of all, congratulations on everything you have accomplished — you are such an inspiration!

    I purchased the Vogue magazine, here in Vancouver Canada — I am thrilled for you to be recognized on the International Stage!

    Thank You so much for the patterns you have shared — one of my favourites is “Ester” — I think I have knit it more than a dozen times — in different weights and colours — always fabulous!

    Best Wishes and Happy Fall!
    Cheers, Susan

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    • September 23, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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      Thank you! <3

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  • July 27, 2018 at 1:03 am
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    HI Julia,

    I just want to congratulate you on your tests, knitting those beautiful shawls AND…..especially being featured in Vogue!!

    You certainly belong with them, you design such gorgeous creations that everyone loves.

    Best wishes and have a wonderful month!!

    Happy Knitting, Lauren

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    • July 31, 2018 at 2:20 pm
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      Thank you <3

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  • July 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm
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    Wonderful shawl. Keep studying. Don’t know how you do it all. Congratulations on the publication.

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  • May 14, 2018 at 3:14 am
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    I have been sick and havent been on the computer in a couple weeks, and i got on today, to try to catch up i missed a download of a pattern i dearly want its of the rebecca shawl, any way i can still get this pattern for free?

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    • May 27, 2018 at 10:43 am
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      No, I’m sorry.

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  • April 30, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Julia as usual, you’ve outdone yourself on this latest shawl, “Marlene.” Absolutely breathtaking!!

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  • March 10, 2018 at 11:52 pm
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    Beautiful Shawl. And thanks for the continued Friday Freebie. Very generous of you. But this one is a beginner and I’m excited to try it.

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  • February 24, 2018 at 1:21 am
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    Hi Julia,

    Just wanting to wish the best of luck with your medical exams that are coming up so fast now.

    Have confidence in your abilities and if you ever would like to have a patient with multiple illnesses, I’m here for you. My current diagnosis is Primary Generalized Dystonia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, CRPS and a Secondary Generalized Dystonia due to the CRPS. I’m fully bedridden but still an avid knitter. It takes my mind of the pain and I have not been able to find a better painkiller yet.

    All in all, the best of luck with your studies and exams! And thank you for all the wonderful information you give to the world of fiber-enthusiasts!

    Wth love from the Netherlands,

    Wanda

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    • February 24, 2018 at 1:22 am
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      Aaaaargh, just saw the missing i in the last With….

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    • March 10, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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      Thank you so much for your kind words, Wanda! We’ve never met in person but online before, and I’m sure you are coping in a good and helpful way with your health issues. Knitting is a gift and better than any medication, at least – sometimes. All the best dear!!

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  • February 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    Julia what is the current “Friday Freebie”? It isn’t the Stashy Josephine but the link goes there. Thank you.

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    • February 23, 2018 at 5:09 pm
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      Vickie, Friday Freebies are free only the day the weekly email is sent out, and 24 hours after that.

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  • February 11, 2018 at 4:47 pm
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    Wishing you the best with your medical exams. I’m sure you will do very well. Thank you for continuing to create and share beautiful patterns throughout your studies.

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    • February 11, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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      Thank you!

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  • November 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm
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    Good luck with your exams!

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  • August 7, 2017 at 2:16 am
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    Dear Julia,

    When I clicked to get the Persia Green Shawl on Friday, it did not say free. I’ve had problems with the website before and thought it was my computer or software. I wrote you about possibly sending it to me. I hope that is okay.

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    • August 7, 2017 at 7:14 am
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      Barb, the pattern is free for 24 hours after publication. I’ll check my emails immediately.

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  • August 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    Wonderful looking shawl. Thanks so much for providing so many “freebies”.

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  • March 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Ah, ok,.. I have had a busy few days and didn’t pick up on your email until Sunday. Well, if I decide to knot my daughter her namesake shawl I will be right back for the patern! It may be a nice late summer project. 🙂

    Thanks again for all! Your patterns really are delightful. 😀

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  • March 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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    Hi!

    I went to the Friday freebie listed on my email this week, but it isn’t available. I thought it was available for a week. Was I wrong? It is a shame, as my daughter’s name is Esther and I was thinking it would be a nice idea to knit her a shawl with her name!

    Can I say that I do very much appreciate your Friday freebies – it is lovely of you to be so generous and thank you so much for them! 🙂

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    • March 19, 2017 at 8:10 pm
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      Thank you! The Friday Freebies post (the one with the link to the pattern) explains how it works: the pattern is free to download for 24 hours after I send out the weekly Friday Freebies email. Usually I send out the update Friday evening localtime (GTM+1) and reset the shop on Sunday.

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  • February 26, 2017 at 11:26 pm
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    The video is Just Fine! Sorry someone was impatient and unkind, ( actually insulting), in their remarks! I’ll say again, as in face book, you are Very generous to share your beautiful work with us all out here in the Internet world! I’d be upset too! If anyone took the time to look they’d see you have had a difficult go of it these last few months…awake folks! Thank you for following up on all you do for us out here! Sincerely appreciating your generosity!

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  • February 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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    It does not work,- I can not download your free pattern !!!!!!>……..

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  • February 4, 2017 at 1:58 am
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    Very beautiful! Thank you!!

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  • January 2, 2017 at 7:57 am
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    At first: Happy New Year! It is legal still because only January 2nd. Alle the love and happiness and luck for you this year Julia. Including your studies.

    I wanted to download Susanne but it is still marked as a paid (5 quid) pattern.

    Usually I don’t download each and every free pattern but this one really spoke to me, Can you help me out?

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    • January 3, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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      Wanda, thanks and it is again marked as paid pattern because the timeframe where it is free is over – sorry! Only 24 hours after the email, as every week … but as we know each other well I’ll send you an email with the pattern within the next days (as soon as I’m finished being busy with my morning sickness!)

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  • December 31, 2016 at 9:54 pm
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    such lovely pattern and such a generous gift. Thankful appreciation and positive energy sent to you in this new year,

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  • December 31, 2016 at 6:23 pm
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    Another beautiful free pattern. Thank you so much!! ♥

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  • December 2, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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    thank you so much!

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  • November 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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    Note the email date (today) and the date on my computer (Nov. 20-SUNDAY)…
    [img]http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg59/OMgirls/Needlework/Friday%20Freebie_zpsznw1puy7.jpg[/img]

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  • November 20, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    Lovely shawl!!!
    But I didn’t receive the notification email until Sunday morning, so guess I’m out of luck.

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  • November 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm
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    I’ve given up on getting the Rebecca shawl from last week…I filled out the form 3 times, but have never found the ‘confirm your email’ in either my inbox or my spam box. I don’t know what else to do.

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  • November 11, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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    Is friday. Will see …

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  • November 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm
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    Thank you for the beautiful pattern!
    I tried downloading it twice yesterday (Friday) by filling out the form, and once again today, but it has not arrived in my inbox or my spam box. Any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Rebecca

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    • November 9, 2016 at 7:55 pm
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      There is no form anymore. The Friday Freebie is set to $0.00 in the shop on Fridays.

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  • October 28, 2016 at 10:09 pm
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    Thank you for the beautiful pattern! I’m in the middle of another now but I have some gorgeous yarn that will work nicely.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm
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    Why is so difficult to me get your beautifull work!, freebies???

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    • November 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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      I am having a difficult time too… fill out the forms but do not receive any ‘confirm your email’ replies.

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      • November 14, 2016 at 9:00 am
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        There is no form anymore. The pattern is set to $0.00 in the shop on Fridays and stays free for at least 24 hours, but usually until Sunday.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    I have done this twice yesterday and I am not getting the link to confirm.
    Idid this last week but, it failed last week, too.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 2:29 am
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    This is a gorgeous pattern (The Life of a Tree) ,and I would love to knit it up, but I have tried twice (yesterday – Friday – and today – Saturday) and I don’t get the email. This used to work for me, but it failed last week, too. I’ve been signed up for your newsletter for weeks now and I have checked my spam mailbox as well. Has something changed recently?

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    • October 19, 2016 at 9:04 am
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      Sue, the Friday Freebie is set to $0.00 in the shop shortly after the email is sent out. It’s available for a minimum of 24 hours after but no longer than 48 hours. So usually, the pattern is free until Saturday evening local time (CET).

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      • October 28, 2016 at 8:38 pm
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        Well, I never got The Life of a Tree, but I was able to get this week’s freebie with your explanation. I tried first to re-sign up for your newsletter as this *used* to work, but never got the email. I was able, however, to download the pattern from the shop. Thank you for your beautiful patterns.

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  • October 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm
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    Thanks for the shawl pattern, it’s just beautiful.

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  • October 5, 2016 at 10:02 am
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    I got the email on Friday 30 september and opened it inmediately. But I got a pattern from a shawl called Colour Blocking I with a 3 colour shawl pattern but no the free pattern White Atlantic.

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  • October 4, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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    I have trouble too/ I confirmed my email address but didnt get the White Atlantic free pattern 🙁

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    • October 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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      The pattern is free on the day the email is sent out only (and usually, the day after) – on FRIDAYS. You need to download the pattern on the day on or after the email has been sent to get it for free.

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  • October 3, 2016 at 10:59 pm
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    I am having trouble too.
    I confirmed my mail but didnt get the pattern.
    Im still waiting for it 🙁

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    • October 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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      The pattern is free on the day the email is sent out only (and usually, the day after) – on FRIDAYS. You need to download the pattern on the day on or after the email has been sent to get it for free.

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  • October 3, 2016 at 7:31 pm
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    I have attempted to get the pattern at least three times but I have not received confirmation to download. It is not in my junk folder, either

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    • October 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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      The pattern is free on the day the email is sent out only (and usually, the day after) – on FRIDAYS. You need to download the pattern on the day on or after the email has been sent to get it for free.

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  • October 2, 2016 at 6:12 am
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    i cant download this pattern 🙁 is not for free for my 🙁 why?

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    • October 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm
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      The pattern is free on the day the email is sent out only (and usually, the day after) – on FRIDAYS. You need to download the pattern on the day on or after the email has been sent to get it for free.

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  • October 2, 2016 at 2:54 am
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    I have not been able to download the pattern. There is no link to download.

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    • October 3, 2016 at 7:24 am
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      I am having the same issue. I have the item in my cart, but it will not change to free. Please help.

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      • October 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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        The pattern is free on the day the email is sent out only (and usually, the day after) – on FRIDAYS. You need to download the pattern on the day on or after the email has been sent to get it for free.

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  • September 30, 2016 at 9:11 pm
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    Thank you! ♥

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  • September 30, 2016 at 11:32 am
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    Beautiful, hope to make sometime in my lifetime. Thank-you for sharing this pattern with us,

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  • September 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm
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    The normal form to fill in to receive the Friday freebie is missing and I’ve tried multiple browsers in both mobile and desktop styles without luck so I can’t get this weeks freebie. I’ve never had this happen before. I hope this can be fixed so I can receive this pattern it’s so beautiful.

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  • September 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm
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    Absolutely beautiful. So intricate, it’ll be a challenge for me when I tackle it! Thank you so much!

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  • September 3, 2016 at 12:24 am
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    Hello Julia ! thanks, I receive the Complete Guide to Crescent Shawl (with perfect explanations 🙂 .. BUT I can’t find the pattern for the S-Shape Shawl … I filled all the infos … ?? Thanks for your help bczz it’s just the one I would like 🙂 Spring in NZ 🙂

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  • September 2, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    Thank you for the pattern.

    It may help people to know to use Chrome to confirm their subscription each time they want to download a free pattern from you. I tried it with Firefox and the window opened up with the address in the bar, but the page wouldn’t load. I had no problem with Chrome. It took 3 minutes for my confirmation email to arrive.

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  • September 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm
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    I have tried several times to get the pattern. I filled out the info and it said check my email, no email and not in my spam.

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    • September 2, 2016 at 1:14 pm
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      Got it, it took over 10 minutes for the confirmation to arrive. Thank you for the lovely pattern

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  • August 8, 2016 at 11:01 pm
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    I love your Friday freebies

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  • August 7, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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    This week’s free download is what? Under the sock picture it says “you can download this free shawl knitting pattern” and sure enough I ended up with a shawl download. Please let me know when the sock pattern is available.

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    • August 8, 2016 at 8:41 am
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      Thanks, I corrected that typo.

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  • August 6, 2016 at 4:49 pm
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    Confirmed but never got the email to download.

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    • August 7, 2016 at 9:48 am
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      No, you didn’t confirm. The system tells me you got the confirmation email on Aug 06 at 11:33am but it’s still unconfirmed.

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  • August 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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    There is no form on the page for me to fill out to get the free pattern

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    • August 7, 2016 at 9:47 am
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      You might need to use a different browser, I’m sorry.

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  • August 1, 2016 at 7:01 am
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    Hi Julia, i have subscribed for your newsletter and got an email with a surpise link for the shawl royals. How can i get the Friday Freebie shawl Stashy Josephine?
    I´ve filled in the form and it was successful, but there is nothing in my emails or in the spam folder. What can i do?
    Thank you ….
    your shawls are so beautiful.

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    • August 5, 2016 at 10:05 am
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      You need to fill in the form in the Friday Freebies post, not the general one.

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  • August 1, 2016 at 5:53 am
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    I’ve been looking for the Lana Grossa yarn for this Stashy Josephine pattern, but so far I can only find it as 100% merino not merino silk blend. Can you help direct me where to find it. Thank you, I love your patterns you so generously share

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  • July 31, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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    I’m clearly missing something. Have entered the info in the form several times, and been told to check my email/junk folder. Have done so, confirmed my address twice (and deleted the rest- seemed a bit much at 6.) Still no luck downloading the pattern. Can anyone help me please?

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    • August 5, 2016 at 10:07 am
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      Your email address is in the system and confirmed – you should have been prompted with a download when you confirmed your email address.

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    • August 7, 2016 at 12:48 am
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      I, too, have been unable to receive the Friday Freebie. Would you please investigate further? My spam folder is empty and I have not received the lovely sock pattern. Thank you.

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      • August 7, 2016 at 9:46 am
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        You did not confirm your email. The confirmation email was sent on Aug 06 at 12:15pm.

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  • July 31, 2016 at 12:50 pm
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    Thanks for your generosity! Lovely shawl!

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  • July 31, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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    Thanks for this lovely pattern … my scraps are queuing up wanting to be incorporated in one of these!
    On the actual pattern, after casting on 3 sts and knitting 1 row, the pattern reads:
    Next row: sl1, YO, ktbl.
    Next row: knit to last st, p1.
    As this only accounts for 2 sts, should the pattern simply begin with the next 2 rows:
    Next Row: sl1, YO, k to last st, ktbl.
    Next Row: knit to last st, p1.
    Thanks, Norma … aka mabear in New Zealand

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  • July 31, 2016 at 5:23 am
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    How long does it take to get the email? It says I was successful and to check my email, but it’s been over 10 minutes since I submitted my name and email address and I still don’t have an email.

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    • July 31, 2016 at 12:43 pm
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      It’s sent out immediately. Please check your spam folder, it might have ended up in there accidentially.

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  • July 30, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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    I have done this twice and I am not getting the link to confirm. Gorgeous shawl!

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    • July 31, 2016 at 12:43 pm
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      Please check your spam folder!

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  • July 30, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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    I cannot find the free shawl? What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks

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    • July 30, 2016 at 10:05 pm
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      You have to fill in the form shown on the Friday Freebie page and confirm your email address.

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  • July 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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    Thanks…… lovely pattern as usual !!!
    Congratulations on your new name.

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    • July 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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      Thank you! The name name is actually pronounceable … that’s why I changed it primarily.

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  • July 30, 2016 at 1:54 pm
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    absolutely lovely shawl pattern .. thank you so very much

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    • July 30, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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      My pleasure!

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    • October 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm
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      hi, i rec’d this free pattern on friday, but unfortunately didnt have chance to download for free, due to working late hours. It is sunday, is this still available as free? or do you have to download only on friday’s? thanks you, cathy

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      • October 19, 2016 at 9:05 am
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        Cathy,

        the pattern is free until Saturday evening local time (CET).

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    • May 14, 2018 at 1:28 am
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      Thanks Julia for the pretty Clara shawl pattern!
      Best wishes for your up-coming exams. I always wonder how you accomplish so much! You are a wonder to me.
      Cheers,
      Lynn Beall

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