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WHAT'S DARLING JADORE AND WHO ARE THE FACES BEHIND IT?

We are Darling Jadore, a team of creatives selling original, modern, digital instantly-downloadable knitting patterns and crochet patterns, video tutorials, and more. The Creative Director is Sierra, and Darling Jadore also consists of various test-knitters, pattern editors, technical assistants, and videographers who all help make us a success. We're located in Colorado, USA.

Our Creative Director, Sierra, is responsible for designing and writing every knitting pattern and crochet pattern. Most of her designs begin as drawn sketches, which eventually turn into charts, schematics, and written text for the final product: a digital, instantly-downloadable knitting or crochet pattern file. Sierra has more than two decades worth of experience knitting and crocheting, has received training in sewing and embroidery, and also worked as a high fashion model in New York City, where her interest in fashion design deepened. As an independent knitwear designer, Sierra sells all of her patterns under her own label, as well as offers licensing rights for her patterns to some companies worldwide. As a licensed attorney, Sierra made a career change to follow her passion in knitwear design full-time in 2018.

TELL ME ABOUT DARLING JADORE PATTERNS. WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOU?

All Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are instantly-downloadable digital Portable Document Format ("PDF") files that are emailed immediately after payment is processed to the email address provided at checkout. All Darling Jadore knit and crochet pattern links to corresponding PDF file never expire, meaning you can download the pattern at any time, and it will always be available to you. Unlike some designers, Darling Jadore customers have no time limit or cutoff for download their pattern; you can order a pattern and download it at any time and it will always be available to you.  Additionally, all Darling Jadore digital patterns are "live", meaning that they are constantly being updated. Therefore, if any knit or crochet pattern you've ordered is updated (e.g., instructions changed, tutorial photos added, etc), you are sent an email notification and all you need to do is simply re-download your PDF file for the updated version.

We take a modern approach to knitting patterns and crochet patterns. All of our knitting patterns and crochet patterns are premium digital files, and they are aesthetically designed to look highly modern and we made sure they are exceptionally user-friendly, containing all the necessary elements of a knit or crochet pattern plus more. For example, inside each Darling Jadore digital knitting pattern and crochet pattern, we provide a "Stitch Glossary". This is a glossary containing all the abbreviations and techniques required of the pattern. These abbreviations are also linkable and when you click on one, you will be automatically redirected to video tutorials and photo tutorials on how to work this stitch or technique. Our stitch glossaries also contain written-out text explaining how to work a certain stitch for quick reference. We at Darling Jadore are passionate about providing the highest quality digital knit and crochet patterns and videos for our customers, and to us, that means always updating versions of our patterns to make them the highest possible quality. All of our patterns have been tested, and we continually update and re-test all of our patterns annually. We provide highly-detailed written text instructions within each Darling Jadore pattern, along with helpful "tips" and "notes" throughout, for extra assistance. Additionally, we pride ourselves on designing unique, modern items that can be made with affordable, easy-to-source yarn. All Darling Jadore patterns are ad-free and printer-friendly. We offer patterns for the complete beginner to advanced fiber artists. We also have a team of technology specialists on standby Monday through Friday (and most weekends) to assist our customers with any tech-related questions or issues they might be experiencing (e.g., downloading or accessing their patterns) and can be reached via email at tech@darlingjadore.com.

Darling Jadore digital knitting patterns and crochet patterns include highly-detailed written instructions, a schematic with precise measurements, links to numerous video and photo tutorials for reference, links to all the exact materials used in the photographed design, numerous tips, and more. We also include all the basic elements of a knit and crochet pattern such as gauge, sizing information, yarn weight/category/WPI, information on adapting the pattern, abbreviations used, information on how to read our patterns and more. We go above and beyond what is required and/or the typical industry standard. We do our absolute best to ensure that the entire experience -- from shopping to checkout to download to knitting or crocheting -- is as enjoyable for our customers as possible. 

A WORD ABOUT INTEGRITY

We also believe that our integrity as a knitwear and crochetwear design business sets us apart from other designers. Darling Jadore never accepts free products in exchange for reviews or for a social media post. The Darling Jadore team feels that this conduct inherently elicits bias and dilutes the integrity and transparency we believe in and constantly strive toward as a business. Therefore, if you ever see specific yarn, tools, or other materials appear on a Darling Jadore social media account or in the Darling Jadore Amazon shop, it was never sent to us for free; rather, it is a product we truly love and use. Likewise, we have never and would never send a person, business, or company one of our knitting patterns, crochet patterns, or merchandise items for free in exchange for a review, feature, social media post, or blog post. We do not partner with other people or businesses on social media for "giveaways". We will occasionally, however, host our own private giveaway on social media exclusively with Darling Jadore patterns or products.

We occasionally will work with companies and people that we truly believe in and who share a similar vision as us. Sometimes we accept sponsorships from brands for blog posts, but again, we only endorse brands and products that we truly believe in and whose products we use and love, and generally purchase ourselves. The Darling Jadore Amazon Shop is filled with only tools, yarn, and materials that Sierra personally owns and truly believes in and uses regularly. As stated in our Disclosure and Privacy Policy section, Darling Jadore is a participant in affiliate marketing, and earns a small commission for products bought using our affiliate links, at no extra expense to the buyer, but we only promote and link to products we love, use, and believe in. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CREATE AN ACCOUNT?

Creating an account with Darling Jadore makes it easier for you to store all of your digital knitting pattern and crochet pattern files and purchasing information in one place, and provides faster checkout. Therefore, you never need to sift through your emails to find your original Darling Jadore confirmation email with the pattern PDF file link; all your files are easily accessible in your account. In other words: more time for knitting or crocheting!

DO YOU OFFER ANY BEGINNER-FRIENDLY KNIT OR CROCHET PATTERNS?

We design digital knitting patterns and crochet patterns for the novice all the way to advanced knitter and crocheters. Each individual listing will describe the method of construction for the design as well as indicate the skill level. All of our knit and crochet patterns include highly-detailed written instructions, stitch glossaries, links to numerous video and photo tutorials, and more to ensure your experience knitting or crocheting a Darling Jadore pattern is as enjoyable and fuss-free as possible!

WHAT ARE THE PREMIUM PATTERN PACKAGES? WORTH IT?

The Premium Pattern Package option available for many of our digital knitting patterns and crochet patterns gives you access to a series of highly detailed video tutorials to guide you through knitting or crocheting the particular pattern you've purchased. As with all of our knit and crochet patterns, the premium packages are also being continually updated, with new videos being added when necessary. All of our Premium Pattern Packages come with 5+ videos to guide you through knitting or crocheting parts of the pattern that are most often the trickiest for knitters or crocheters. Some of the designs we offer are best suited for intermediate to advanced knitters, (e.g., top-down raglan sweaters), so we created the Premium Pattern Packages to help guide you through some of the complex techniques involved to make your knitting or crochet experience the easiest and most fun as possible. These videos also offer tips and tricks for knitting or crocheting future patterns with ease, and allow you to master new techniques and walk away confident knowing you will finish the pattern without any frustration. When you purchase a Premium Pattern Package, the information on where to access these videos (which are password protected) is emailed immediately after payment is processed. Just like with all Darling Jadore knit and crochet patterns, the link to download the premium packages and access the videos never expires. All videos provided in the Darling Jadore Premium Pattern Packages are ad-free and commercial free.

If you've purchased one of our digital knitting patterns or crochet patterns on any of our platforms and would like to upgrade to the Premium Pattern Package, send an email to the Darling Jadore Technical Support Team at tech@darlingjadore.com and they will assist you with the refund and upgrade process.

DO I HAVE A TIME FRAME FOR DOWNLOADING MY PATTERN?

Absolutely not! When you order a pattern from Darling Jadore, you are immediately sent a confirmation email with instructions, your receipt, and a link to download your PDF pattern file. This link to download your file never expires. That means you can order a Darling Jadore pattern at any time, and save that confirmation email and come back to it years from now, and your link to download your file will still be available for you. You can also download your PDF file as many times as you like. We do our absolute best to ensure that the entire experience -- from shopping to checkout to download to knitting or crocheting -- is as enjoyable for our customers as possible. As always, if you ever run into any issues with downloading or accessing your pattern file, you can send an email to the Darling Jadore Technical Support team at tech@darlingjadore.com at any time and they will be happy to assist you. 

I'M HAVING TROUBLE ACCESSING/DOWNLOADING MY PATTERN. HELP!

Don't worry! We have a team of technology specialists who are available to assist you and always return emails within one or two business days, with typical response time being only a couple of hours. You can reach the Darling Jadore Technical Support Team via email at tech@darlingjadore.com and they will gladly assist you with any technical issues. Customers receive a confirmation email with a link to download their digital knit or crochet pattern immediately after purchase. If you didn't receive a confirmation email, make sure to check your spam/junk email folders first. 

CAN I RESELL MY FINISHED ITEMS MADE WITH DARLING JADORE PATTERNS?

All Darling Jadore™ knitting patterns and crochet patterns and photographs on this website and on all our other platforms are the property of DarlingJadore™and are thereby purchased under the agreement that they may not be distributed, copied, re-written, or re-sold .Darling Jadore is a registered business through the Secretary of State, and all Darling Jadore digital knitting pattern and crochet pattern digital files are protected by U.S. Copyright and are property of Darling Jadore. It is illegal to redistribute, sell, or share the pattern in part or in whole, electronically or physically.

All finished items made from DarlingJadore knit and crochet digital patterns may be sold, so long as clear credit has been given to DarlingJadore on the buyer's website and on the buyer's social media account, if shown there.

We do not sell or offer licensing rights to any of our photographs nor permit use of our photographs for any reason.

© 2020 DarlingJadore; All rights reserved.

HOW CAN I WORK WITH DARLING JADORE?

We only work with companies, brands, and people that we truly believe in and who share a similar vision as us. If you are interested in working with us, you can contact us through our Contact Page or email us at design@darlingjadore.com. 

Darling Jadore never accepts free products in exchange for reviews or for a social media post. The Darling Jadore team feels that this conduct inherently elicits bias and dilutes the integrity and transparency we believe in and constantly strive toward as a brand. Therefore, if you ever see specific yarn, tools, or other materials appear on a Darling Jadore social media account or in the Darling Jadore Amazon shop, it was never sent to us for free; rather, it is a product we truly love and use. Likewise, we have never and would never send a person, business, or company one of our knitting patterns, crochet patterns, or merchandise items for free in exchange for a review, feature, social media post, or blog post. We do not partner with other people or business on social media for "giveaways". We will occasionally, however, host our own private giveaway on social media exclusively with Darling Jadore patterns or products. We occasionally will work with companies and people that we truly believe in and who share a similar vision as us. Sometimes we are sponsored by brands for blog posts, but again, we only endorse brands and products that we truly believe in and whose products we use and love, and generally purchase ourselves. The Darling Jadore Amazon Shop is filled with only tools, yarn, and materials that Sierra personally owns and truly believes in and uses regularly. As stated in our Disclosure and Privacy Policy section, Darling Jadore is a participant in affiliate marketing, and earns a small commission for products bought using our affiliate links, at no extra expense to the buyer, but we only promote and link to products we love, use, and believe in. 

I LOVE YOUR PATTERN, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO KNIT YET...

That's okay! We offer a free "Learn" page filled with lots of resources, including video tutorials, written text, and photo tutorials of basic knit stitches and techniques required by Darling Jadore knitting patterns. Master those techniques, and you can tackle almost any of our knitting patterns. We also have a YouTube channel where we offer video of many stitches and techniques for knitting. We'll be rolling out a Learn page for crochet soon. 

WHAT'S THE DARLING JADORE REFUND POLICY?

Given that our digital knitting patterns and crochet patterns are immediately emailed to the customer after payment is processed, we do not offer refunds; however, if you wish to upgrade to the Premium Pattern Package option, we always immediately issue a full refund on the original knit or crochet pattern you ordered, regardless of the Darling Jadore platform you purchased it on. Simply email the Darling Jadore Technical Support Team at tech@darlingjadore.com and they will assist you with the refund and upgrade process. We do not accept refunds on any of our merchandise.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR KNIT & CROCHET PATTERNS?

There is a detailed "Supplies" section within each Darling Jadore knitting pattern and crochet pattern file. In this section, we provide both the general materials required (i.e., the yarn weight and category, the hook and/or knitting needle sizing, etc) as well as the specific materials required (i.e., the exact brand of yarn and color used to create the photographed item, etc). The links within the "Supplies" section for each pattern are linkable, and will redirect you to the exact yarn and materials, for convenience. 

Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are designed with yarn that is easy to source, very affordable, and available at most chain craft stores, such as Hobby Lobby, Michael's Craft Stpres, Walmart, and JoAnn. We pride ourselves on designing unique, modern items that can be made with affordable, easy-to-source yarn. 

WHAT STYLE DOES SIERRA KNIT? EUROPEAN (CONTINENTAL) OR ENGLISH?

Sierra, the lead designer of Darling Jadore, knits European style, also known as Continental style knitting. This means she hold her working yarn in the left hand while she knits, and the working yarn is kept to the left of the work. She discusses this method of knitting more in this section of the Learn page and also offers a video on our YouTube page demonstrating this technique.

WHAT'S THE STITCH GLOSSARY IN EACH KNIT & CROCHET PATTERN?

Inside each Darling Jadore digital knitting pattern and crochet pattern, we provide a "Stitch Glossary". This is a glossary containing all the abbreviations within the pattern. These abbreviations are also linkable and when you click on them, you will be redirected to video tutorials and photo tutorials on how to work this stitch or technique. Our stitch glossaries also contain written-out text explaining how to work a certain stitch for quick reference. The Stitch Glossary within each Darling Jadore knit or crochet pattern is catered to that particular pattern; therefore, you will only have abbreviations and links for the actual techniques and stitches required by that pattern. We think the addition of the Stitch Glossary within each Darling Jadore 

For example, if "Kfb" shows up in your knitting pattern, then within the Stitch Glossary it will say: "Kfb: Knit front back; meaning, to knit into the front and into the back of the same stitch, which is an increase stitch". Then if you click on "Kfb" (which is a clickable link), you'll be redirected to a video tutorial and photo tutorial and further text and explanations for this technique. 

DO YOU EVER OFFER ANY FREE KNIT OR CROCHET PATTERNS?

Yes! We like to post free knitting patterns and crochet patterns on our YouTube channel mostly, and usually also have an option to purchase the printable version of the knitting pattern or crochet pattern for convenience. An example of this is The Iris Beanie knitting pattern, where the free video tutorial is available here and the printable version of the knitting pattern can be purchased here

WHO DOES DARLING JADORE WORK WITH?

We work mostly by selling our original knitting patterns and crochet patterns on various platforms, such as this website, RavelryLoveKnitting, and Etsy. We also occasionally partner with brands and companies that we believe in and we will either design a knitting pattern or crochet patterns for them or sell licensing rights to one of our existing digital patterns. Sierra is also a contract knitwear designer with a few companies, some internationally and some in the United States, offering non-exclusive licensing rights to some of her knitting patterns and crochet patterns. However, we only work with companies and people that we truly believe in and who share a similar vision as us. Sometimes we are sponsored by brands for blog posts, but again, we only endorse brands and products that we truly believe in. If you are interested in working with us, you can contact us through our Contact Page or via email at design@darlingjadore.com.

WHAT DO I RECEIVE WHEN I ORDER A PATTERN FROM DARLING JADORE?

When you order a pattern from Darling Jadore, you receive an instantly-downloadable digital knitting pattern or crochet pattern Portable Document Format ("PDF") file. Immediately once payment is processed, you are sent a confirmation email (via the email you provided during checkout) with all the information on your order, including instructions and your receipt. Within that email, you also receive the link to download your purchased PDF file(s). This link to download your PDF file(s) never expires, and you can download it as many times as you like.

Within each Darling Jadore knitting pattern or crochet pattern digital file, you will gain access to a multiple-page PDF document containing written instructions in English on how to knit or crochet the specific design pattern you have ordered. Additionally, you will gain access to a linkable list to all the recommended tools required to knit or crochet the design pattern you ordered. Also included within each Darilng Jadore knit or crochet pattern file is the Darling Jadore "Stitch Glossary", which is a list of abbreviations, stitches, and techniques required for the particular design pattern you've ordered. This glossary contains written textual information as well as a link(s) that immediately directs you to a photo or video tutorial for how to work that specific stitch or technique. We also offer all the industry-standard information within each Darling Jadore knit or crochet pattern file, such as gauge information and measurements, a schematic with precise measurements and details,  oftentimes photo tutorials for reference, "notes" and "tips" throughout the pattern, sizing information, oftentimes information on adapting the design to make it larger/smaller, and information on blocking and care for the finished item once you have completed knitting or crocheting it.  

ARE HARD COPIES OF DARLING JADORE PATTERNS EVER SHIPPED?

No. We sell only instantly-downloadable digital knit and crochet pattern files that are emailed immediately after payment is processed. No psychical hard copies of Darling Jadore knitting patterns or crochet patterns are shipped. 

WHAT TOOLS & MATERIALS DOES SIERRA USE TO DESIGN?

Our lead designer, Sierra, has many favorite tools and materials, but she tends to gravitate toward the same ones. After years of honing her craft, she's found what tools are the best: high-quality, long-lasting, and durable. We opened a Darling Jadore Amazon shop, where all the exact tools, materials, and yarn Sierra uses on a daily design basis are linked to for convenience. 

WHAT LANGUAGE(S) ARE DARLING JADORE PATTERNS WRITTEN IN?

Currently, all Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are written in English, in American terms. For our crochet patterns, they are written in American terms instead of United Kingdom terms. We have plans to have all Darling Jadore knit and crochet patterns translated into a few additional languages in the future. 

 NEW KNITTER HERE! WHAT TOOLS & SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO START?

If you're new to the craft of knitting, then you'll first want to create a little tool kit for yourself. We've compiled a lot of information on our "Learn" resource page here, where we go over all the basic tools you'll need to start knitting or to learn how to knit, along with Sierra's top picks. We also listed our favorite tools and linked to them for convenience. You can also head to the Darling Jadore Amazon shop.

 CAN I BUY A GIFT CARD OR STORE CREDIT?

Absolutely! We offer a digital gift card that is immediately sent to the email you provide at checkout. So you can gift one to yourself or a loved one. The Darling Jadore gift card never expires, and you get to choose the amount. This is a wonderful gift to give to that special someone you know loves to knit or crochet, or to grab some store credit for yourself to save for a later date.

 I'VE NOTICED SOME KNIT & CROCHET PATTERNS HAVE BEEN RETIRED. WHY?

If you've ever noticed a Darling Jadore knitting pattern or crochet pattern is no longer being offered for sale, it's because we had made a business decision to "retire" that particular pattern. Our team will arrive to that decision when we feel that a knit or crochet pattern or style of a design is outdated and/or no longer fits with the direction or style aesthetic that Darling Jadore wishes to move toward. We rarely retire patterns, and sometimes a knitting pattern or crochet pattern will simply be briefly discontinued because we are in the process of upgrading it.  

 DOES DARLING JADORE EVER OFFER ANY COUPONS OR SALES?

Year-round, when shopping Darling Jadore, enjoy $5 off your order of $20 or more by entering the coupon code "FIVEOFF" at checkout. This coupon can be combined with other sales or promotions currently going on, and can be combined with other coupons. 

Year-round, when shopping Darling Jadore on Etsy, enjoy $5 off your order of $20 or more by entering the coupon code "FIVEOFF" at checkout.

Year-round, when shopping Darling Jadore on Ravelry, enjoy $5 off your order of $20 or more by entering the coupon code "GET1FREE" at checkout.

On all of our platforms, we often run sales throughout the year and especially on holidays. If you join our newsletter, you'll be the first to know about any sale we're currently running or any coupon given specially for newsletter subscribers.

I'M A LEFTY! CAN I STILL KNIT & CROCHET YOUR PATTERNS?

Yes! Whether you are a right-handed or a left-handed knitter or crocheter, all Darling Jadore knit and crochet patterns can be worked by both. Our patterns, however, are written with right-handed knitters and crocheters in mind, which is industry standard. We also offer left-handed knitting tutorials and crochet tutorials on our Left-Handed Knitting Tutorials playlist on our YouTube channel. 

 HOW CAN I STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH THE MOST RECENT PATTERNS?

You can subscribe to the Darling Jadore newsletter here to keep up to date on all our latest digital knitting patterns, crochet patterns, freebies, tutorials, discounts and more.

 IS DARLING JADORE ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Yes, you can follow us on Instagram and Pinterest. You can also check out all our links here.

 DARLING JADORE CLOTHING+ MERCHANDISE INFORMATION

All merchandise is shipped within 2-10 business days and is shipped from either California or North Carolina fulfillment centers. A confirmation email will be sent immediately upon payment processing and information to track the location of your package. You can shop our merchandise by visiting our Maker Merch page or by clicking on the photo below. 

 A WORD ABOUT OUR INTEGRITY + TRUSTWORTHINESS

Darling Jadore never accepts free products in exchange for reviews or for a social media post. The Darling Jadore team feels that this conduct inherently elicits bias and dilutes the integrity and transparency we believe in and constantly strive toward as a business. Therefore, if you ever see specific yarn, tools, or other materials appear on a Darling Jadore social media account or in the Darling Jadore Amazon shop, it was never sent to us for free; rather, it is a product we truly love and use. Likewise, we have never and would never send a person, business, or company one of our knitting patterns, crochet patterns, or merchandise items for free in exchange for a review, feature, social media post, or blog post. We do not partner with other people or businesses on social media for "giveaways". We will occasionally, however, host our own private giveaway on social media exclusively with Darling Jadore patterns or products.

We occasionally will work with companies and people that we truly believe in and who share a similar vision as us. Sometimes we accept sponsorships from brands for blog posts, but again, we only endorse brands and products that we truly believe in and whose products we use and love, and generally purchase ourselves. The Darling Jadore Amazon Shop is filled with only tools, yarn, and materials that Sierra personally owns and truly believes in and uses regularly. As stated in our Disclosure and Privacy Policy section, Darling Jadore is a participant in affiliate marketing, and earns a small commission for products bought using our affiliate links, at no extra expense to the buyer, but we only promote and link to products we love, use, and believe in. 

 WHERE HAS DARLING JADORE BEEN FEATURED?

  • Vogue Knitting Magazine (website features: Jan, Feb, Mar, 2020)
  • Nomination for Crochet Design of the Month on LoveKnittingSpring 2019
  • Koigu Pattern Book 2017 + coinciding blog post
  • MadeUrban blog for The York Sweater, ​Fall, 2019
  • HandyLittleMe, The Everly Sweater feature, Fall 2019
  • Book: Maker:Volume 1 pattern book
  • Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Fall 2017
  • ​​Renee & Burt blog feature, ​Fall 2019​​
  •  Etsy's Editor Pick, ​2018
  • New To Knitting podcast; featured in "News Desk" segment (start time 21:19), Fall 2019
  • Kati Maaria blog for The Isla Scarf, ​Summer, 2019
  • DIY and Crafts Blog, Fall 2019
  • Social media features: Jo-Ann Store, Michael's Craft Store, Etsy, and Hobby Lobby, 2015-2018 
  • DARLING JADORE COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

    All Darling Jadore™ knitting patterns and crochet patterns and photographs on this website and on all our other platforms are the property of Darling Jadoreand are thereby purchased under the agreement that they may not be distributed, copied, re-written, or re-sold. Darling Jadore is a registered business through the Secretary of State, and all Darling Jadore digital knitting pattern and crochet pattern digital files are protected by U.S. Copyright and are property of Darling Jadore. It is illegal to redistribute, sell, or share the pattern in part or in whole, electronically or physically.

    All finished items made from Darling Jadore knit and crochet digital patterns may be sold, so long as clear credit has been given to Darling Jadore on the buyer's website and on the buyer's social media account, if shown there.

    We do not sell or offer licensing rights to any of our photographs nor permit use of our photographs for any reason.

    © 2020 DarlingJadore; All rights reserved.