The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns: Learn to Write Patterns Others Can Knit

Create custom knitting patterns to share and sell!

Writing clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns is easier than you think! In The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, knitting expert Kate Atherley provides everything you need to know to share your projects with fellow knitters. This one-stop guide includes concrete guidelines with lots of examples on everything from pattern writing basics, to schematics and charts, to handling multiple sizes, establishing a personal style sheet, and more. The book addresses the details of how to create complete, clear and easy-to-use knitting patterns, for any type of design, and for any level of knitter. You’ll also find details on:

Pattern structure and elementsFormatting and layoutHow to go from test knitting to a final publicationOnline platforms, processes, and good business practicesAn introduction to important copyright lawsA basic pattern template and resources are also provided. Whether you’re looking to share a project with a close friend or your growing online customer base, The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns is the comprehensive guide that can help you translate your project into a set of instructions that any knitter can follow.

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2 Comments

  1. Makes you think about writing – and reading – patterns in a different way I have the first edition of this book and it is a great resource – for those who are writing and publishing their own patterns, those who are thinking about writing patterns, and even for those who want a better understanding the thinking behind how some patterns are written. It gives tips and tricks on how best to get that thought that’s in your head down on paper in a way that will make sense to others. Not a replacement for a technical editor, but a good starting place. 

  2. A must by for any designer or tech editor! This book is the best pattern design book I have seen. As a knitting technical editor myself I wish every designer would read this book. It has everything a designer needs to make a successful pattern. There are so many helpful tips and tricks and it also explains the why behind pattern designing. This needs to be a staples on every designers knitting bookshelf.

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