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EAP – New Business Model from Alla Koval Designs!

EAP stands for “Early Access Program” and servers a purpose to make all my future patterns available as soon as it is possible.

Every patterns goes through number of phases: design, modeling, creating charts, writing instructions, testing, technical editing, corrections and, finally, release. Each pattern happens to be different and it is hard to predict how long will take each step. I have dual wish every time: release my work as soon as possible and release my work as best as possible, most of the time it results in delayed releases and I think I found a way to deal with it and I want to try it out: Early Access Program (EAP).

There will be an area on my site where you may see one or two patterns in “fresh baked” state. “Fresh baked” means that pattern is real but I still do not count it as finished. It will come with chart, written instructions and pictures, etc. And, sure, tested. The “final-final” pattern will include technical editing, may have more professional pictures, may even have newer title or description – all that stuff what makes me fill that pattern is ready.


And patterns will show up in that EAP area not only earlier but with lower price (15% off of regular price). I’ll point out what area(s) I will try to improve precisely and it will be up to you – to buy it now or wait for official release. Any way I will send updated version to everyone who participated in EAP deal.


So what you’ll get from this program:

  • You’ll get pattern as soon as it exists
  • Pattern will be 15% less of regular price until release time
  • You always will get released version of pattern too with no additional charge at the same day when pattern will be officially released


EAP Pattern will include:

  • All Charts and diagrams
  • Written instructions
  • Details pictures
  • List of materials
  • … Actually all what you used to see in any my patterns


Because of technical limitations, I can run this Early Access Program only on my site and on the Etsy.

These patterns will be listed as usual with “EAP” stamp on picture and additional short explanation in the description area with link to the page with all details about EAP.

Final pattern will be listed as usual and “EAP” version will disappear from the stores and EAP Patterns page.


Come back tomorrow, September, 30th to see my first EAP eBook (sneak peek below ;) and please let me know what do you think about this program! 



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Countdown started!


We just booked our vacation to somewhere in paradise!!

Only 13 days left… desperately trying bring myself back into a working mood – no luck so far ;o)

But if seriously, I should receive back edited Rapunzel collection just in a few and will release it immediately. And will do my best to make Dryad vest available too.

Yes, it’s official! :)

First of all, many thanks for your patience and sorry for being away from my blog. Work on first book seems endless, but I’m pretty excited to see how it turned out and hope back to normal schedule somewhere in near future …or so ;o)

I’m so glad to letting you know that I’ve just got back edited Kristal collection, which is a part of my book, but we agreed that I’ll make it available as soon as possible ;o) Not to mention that you will see a sneak peek of book layout and find a book name on these pattern’s pages!


Kristal collection includes 5 designs, based on an idea to use same square motif in so many different ways—watch this lovely motif transform magically from a simple circle of stitches into an eight-petaled flower, then into a diamond, and finally into a gorgeous lace square! Work it in a single color for a pristine effect, or in combinations of different colors to highlight the changes in the pattern. Use different yarn weight and hook sizes to change the finished motif’s size. Even better, join it to other motifs as you go, and keep sewing to a minimum. As versatile as it is beautiful, the motif lends itself to several of the projects scheduled to be released this week:


1. Tropicana Blanket

Tropicana Blanket Web


2. Silverlace Blanket

Sneak Peek


3. Petalline Dress & Beach Cover

Petalline Dress


…. and hopefully the Dryad Scarf too—let me see.

Dryad Scarf Web


Wish me luck and see you pretty soon ;o)

Over a Cup. Panda


My all time favorite animal. What a cutie :0)


Wonder what is new with your book and my schedule? By the moment I feel exhausted a bit, but happy – two projects for publication are done (and third, last one is on my schedule in the middle of September). On Monday I’ll start to work on next book collection, yay!! I bet – it will be your favorite one! ;o)

But first – a little break and on my schedule for next two days… well, whatever ;o)



A Wonderful and Lovely weekend everyone!!


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Thursday’s Moments. New Lens


Yes, I know – Thursday is tomorrow, but I can’t resist to introduce my new baby – very first “adult” lens: AF_S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR.

I bet, most of my friends-photographers will laugh that I call this lens “adult”, but it’s really a first one I own and so happy with!! ;o) Many Thanks Anatoliy for the tip and Sergey for the help to find this one!!

Above is one of very fist pictures, and taken without tripod and not edited in Ps (just cropped). Now, I’m off to find out where is my tripod and play with my baby, yay!!

BTW, this is also a sneak peek of Dryad vest & jacket, but in green shades. I like green version too. Made with such soft and smooth to the touch, Shine Sport Yarn by Knit Picks, this skirt pattern can be easily turned into scarf for lady of any age. The pattern is done, but unfortunately my tech editors are not available until middle of August, so there will be a little delay with release. My apologies.  I’ll keep you updated!

And if you wonder what is my on my hook now – I’ve submitted two designs to one crochet magazine, and now working on patterns and samples to be timely… Looks as 2013 going to be exciting year with several exiting publications. So far I’ve done: a jacket design for one crochet book, 5 accessories designs for another crochet book, two designs for crochet magazine (well, in progress ;) and 1/3 of my own very first crochet book!! To be continue ;o)

My Portfolio, finally!

Even if portfolio is that “Must have” thing, I never had a chance to work on it or ever make a try. I wish I knew that to create pretty simple but stylish and elegant portfolio is possible in less than 2 days…

Alla Koval Designs

… and will cost only $37! I love minimal and clean design style and felt in love with peerapong’s premium themes for WordPress immediately. Very easy customizable themes with such stylish and cool features!

Well, probably I’ll be back to work on OOAK design style of my portfolio in some of days, but so far I’m really happy with this one ;o) My portfolio is available at Alla Koval Designs (or click Portfolio in Main menu, here on My Little Citygirl)

Alla Koval Designs Designs Alla Koval Designs Contact

Also, I would like to thank you to my friends and incredibly talented artists, especially Annya Uslontseva, Alex Koloskov and Genia Larionova (and their lovely twins girls!), Natasha Titanoff, Christie Archer, Angela Owens and everyone I was lucky to met and work with! I appreciate your kindness, support, and talents very much and I am grateful for all you do.


Sincerely yours,
Alla Koval Designs

I am back

… from a little break with my blogging and I have something to share with you!

Rapunzel Logo

First, I’ve got yesterday these lovely pictures of my Rapunzel collection! This pattern includes two more designs (still need to take pictures) and will be released in a few. I’ll keep you updated.

Rapunzel 05

Rapunzel 03

Rapunzel 06  Rapunzel 04

Rapunzel 01

Rapunzel 07  Rapunzel 11

Rapunzel 10

Another, Parfait pattern is scheduled to be released January, 16. I’m so excited about this my first 2012 Spring project, not to mention it’s our collaboration with amazing French designer and good friend of mine! Stay tuned ;o)


In the other news

I am so glad how 2012 is turned already busy, exciting and productive! I’ve finished a garment (and almost a pattern) for a book publication I’m participating. Yippee!! Also, I’m on half way with new crocheted blanket/cover and pattern (double Yippee, because I wanted to work on that since so long). Also I have 2 more finished Spring designs, but still need to write the patterns. And yes, I did not forget about Ethno Chic Vest and Grape Top (a crocheted version) I’ve promised. Both are already on my schedule. 


I am really looking forward to this year. It’s going to be a year of innovations in some ways. This is the year I plan to work my very first book (finally!! Book sneak peek is coming soon, I’m working on it). This is also the year when I would like to offer you some crochet/knit techniques I use since so long, but never was brave enough to describe them LOL (more on that soon, soon, pretty soon!!) … Well, I have so many plans and so many aspirations and really hope I can manage all of that Smile with tongue out


I thank you all for your support in 2011 and I wish 2012 is the best year ever for you too!
Now, get back to work!! :0)

Annie’s Attic New

Magnolia Coat FluffyClouds1 copy

My Magnolia Lace Coat and Fluffy Clouds Blanket patterns are now available at Annie’s Attic. Couple more will be added just in a few.

Annies Attic New

In the other news… I’ve signed 4 contacts this month, but I can’t give you more details now, uhhh LOL.

I’ve got Garden Party Hat Pattern tech edited and going to include it to Garden Party Pins Pattern. Also, this Hat pattern is still available for free – my first edited free pattern and btw, no one mistake was found in directions, but gauge and description were not the best ;o) I’ll update the pattern just in a few.

Also, I’m so enjoying working on new designs (my always favorite part ;o) and can’t wait to share them with you!

Happy Thursday everyone and TTYS!!

In The News

Wonder what I’ve worked last week and what is the news? Well… I’m so glad to letting You know that I’ve finished update of the Gallery with my designs. And now each picture in gallery has title and link to a post with additional pictures and info. Must admit it was a piece of work, but I’m so glad it is finally organized and nothing is missed ;o)


In the other news… Double Fun in the Sun Hat pattern was finished and sent to tech editor. Right after I get pattern back it will be released. Grape Scarf pattern is also almost finished (still need to polish a bit), but it’s already a time to work on a pattern for publication… anyway, I plan to finish the scarf pattern this week for sure. I’ll keep you updated!

Oh, and it looks as we finally got Spring here in Seattle… not to mention it was one of motivations to get a new do right away ;o) Not to mention that mine and my sister B-days are due this month and we were always in love with Spring, even if snow happens in April :0)

New Do 

… I know that Monday is pretty often a tough day but nonetheless, Happy Monday everyone!!

A Bit Of Statistic

… WOW, looks as my site set a new record getting 1466 hits couple days ago
(even if I did nothing to promote it as planned, but I still have a hope ;o) And
the  most  popular pattern  is  still  Vintage Rose Cap  pattern, which  was
downloaded 18314 times so far.

Statistic1 Statistic2

Many  Thanks to  everyone for Your continued interest, sweet emails and such
kind of words. You all completely make my days and give me such support and
powerful motivation! I LOVE you!! You are the BEST!!!

Sincerely yours,

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