Lots of downloads already!

Wow – there have already been 592 more member downloads of the Bits of Lace Oak Leaf pattern since I sent out the postcard announcement last night. I hope everyone will have lots of fun with this pattern!

Logged in members see a Download button for the pattern

A few people wrote they are having trouble downloading. It is unclear about specifics because computers and web browsers are all set up differently. The common thread seems to be that something has changed recently in IE where their security is blocking the download from completing. I am not a Systems Administrator, so do not know all the different details and possibilities that computers could have. Perhaps you have a computer expert you can ask for help. Or google for fixes you can apply to your computer or other alternatives.

Another possibility is to use a different web browser so that you can download completely. For example, Google Chrome or Firefox. If you don’t have one of these others, they are available for free download. Just do a google search for the download file that matches your operating system.

Thanks so much to those who have written in with Comments on the Bits of Lace (October) page to help those who are having trouble using their computer to download patterns. For those using IE, Beverly kindly gave step-by-step instructions about setting up your computer for automatic prompting for downloads.

In order for me to continue to offer monthly free pattern, I need to concentrate my efforts on knitting designs and instructional articles that are in support of our membership group’s objectives: Learning, sharing and taking the art of knitting to new heights.

I will continue to do my best with offering this membership site for your benefit and enjoyment. Please help me keep on track by helping yourself and each other as much as possible when it comes to computer problems or user issues that are outside of my control. Remember that there also are HELP topics for using the site that you can refer to first if you are having trouble.

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6 Responses to Lots of downloads already!

  1. doll says:

    I click on the download button for the kitty pattern but it directs me to a nitro pro window. Why is this happening now since I never had trouble before. Thank you.

    • jackiees says:

      I have no idea. I don’t even know what nitro pro is. All I can suggest is to restart your computer because maybe you have something that got into your computer that is interfering with normal operations.

  2. janice says:

    My download gives me 4 blank white pages for the dolly bear shawl.

    • jackiees says:

      Some suggestions for your computer problem: Make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader. Re-download and save the file to your hard drive and open from there. Reboot your computer and try again.

  3. jackiees says:

    Ruth, If you were only looking at this post for suggestions, it sounds like you might not have seen the most recent help sections and options.

    There are additional suggestions in the Help section. Also, you can either download directly from the site here, or via your Ravelry membership. There was a recent post about this (there is also a link on the current month’s pattern for the Ravelry option).

  4. Ruth Simpson says:

    Hi all

    Help!! It doesn’t matter what I do, I have never been able to download any of the free patterns. Any other suggestions to try? Nothing listed works yet.

    Thanks

    Ruth

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