This new pattern you might think is a little unusual--I don't really name my patterns using male names. What I normally do is find female names I like and I add them to my list. However, this is a special case.
There is an older gentleman in our community named Francisco who is suffering from Parkinson's disease. He doesn't have family locally who can take care of him, so my husband stepped up to fill the need. Every week, sometimes twice, Steven drives across town to check on him and care for him. We found that he makes very little money, but thankfully a ministry in our area stops by weekly to provide food for him.
In discussing as a family how we can help, I offered to the idea that I should design a pattern where all the profits will go toward his care.
This is why the pattern "Francisco" will only be available at full price. This is to ensure that all profits off this pattern remain separate from all my other products. It creates more work for me to make it separate, but it's something that is necessary to ensure that all the profits remain separate and accurate.
This pattern has become my absolute favorite design. I know that that can change in the future, but for now, this is the design I am most proud of. It is probably because I designed with this purpose in mind--to design something special and fantastic that people would want it--I didn't want to let Francisco down.
I hope you get as much satisfaction out of using this pattern. I have included links to 3 videos that I made for some tricky parts. I used between 300-350 yards of size 10 thread with a 2.00mm hook. And when I reworked the pattern in blue, I used a 2.25mm hook and still came under 350 yards.
You can find the pattern here on Ravelry. All sales from this pattern will be going directly toward Francisco's care. If you would like to donate toward the fund to help Francisco, I would suggest you purchase the pattern as a gift for someone else. There is a "gift" option on Ravelry available that you can use to gift the pattern to anyone else.