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

Author(s): Kate Atherley

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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 elements
  • Formatting and layout
  • How to go from test knitting to a final publication
  • Online platforms, processes, and good business practices
  • An introduction to important copyright laws
A 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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The Managing Technical Editor of Knitty.com, Kate's book on Custom Socks is due out this summer from Interweave. Her first book, Beyond Knit Purl was praised as the 21st century's answer to "Knitting for Anarchists", offering a thorough but beginner-friendly way to build your knitting skills and knowledge. Her latest book, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers, is the industry's first guide specifically written to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns. It's been called a "game-changer" and a "must-have" by designers and magazine editors. Known for her attention to detail in her patterns and classes, Kate regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave KnitLab, Yarn Fest, and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.

General Fields

  • : 9781632504340
  • : Interweave Press, LLC
  • : Interweave Press, LLC
  • : April 2016
  • : 276mm X 210mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 746.43/2
  • : 746.43/2
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 128
  • : 128
  • : Kate Atherley
  • : Kate Atherley