I’m very happy to announce that the Complete Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns has just been published and will be available on Amazon soon.
This book covers all you need to create knitting patterns on your own: from inspiration via yarn and pattern category selection to formatting issues, usability, testing your pattern, taking good pictures, pattern templates and finally how to publish and sell your knitting patterns.
Part One: Design
The first part of this book teaches you the basics of knit- ting pattern design. First, the design process is outlined to provide an overview about creating a new design. Each step from inspiration via swatching and calculations to sample knitting is then described in detail.
Part Two: Pattern Writing
Part two covers the pattern creation process, starting after your design is completed. It teaches you how to create your first pattern draft, how to find test knitters, how to eliminate errors and creating a final version.
Part Three: Publishing & Selling
The third part teaches you everything about the publishing process. We start with an overview about distribution channels and their respective file formats, then cover the development of a marketing strategy for your name and brand as designer.
If you’re a knitter with design ambitions looking for options to create an extra income to support your family, The Complete Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns has been written just for you.