Now that it's been gifted, I can share this FO here on my blog! I recently knit the Newborn Vertebrae cardigan for a family member who's expecting a baby later this spring. The pattern is available for free on here Ravelry, and I have seen so many cute projects posted on Instagram, Ravelry and blogs in my reader that I couldn't resist making one of my own.
Anzula, a fingering weight blend of Seacell and merino called Sebastian. The colorway, Curry, is the most gorgeous color of yellow I've ever seen - and perfect for a unisex baby project!
I think I'm just done with free patterns, because it seems like you get what you pay for. And I'm not saying this is a badly-written pattern, though there were a few things which I thought could have been better worded here and there. As far as free patterns go, this is probably one of the better ones out there - in general, the ones I've come across have been rather atrocious. While I'm speaking in generalities, it seems like most free patterns do lack a certain completeness that prevents them from being truly great patterns, and I can understand the why behind it: who in their right mind would want to invest a great deal of time and effort into something which doesn't give them a return on that investment?
But enough of my rambling - I'd love to hear your thoughts on free vs. paid patterns in the comments below!