Category: Knit Designer

  • Episode 50: Saving $ on Editing

    Check spelling Double check your abbreviations. Make sure that you are consistent with their use and that all abbreviations are in your glossary. Double check notions to ensure that if it’s mentioned in the pattern, it’s listed. Give yourself some time and then double check your numbers. Do stitch/row counts create size suggested. Check that…

  • Episode 49: Stephan Browne-Blackman

    I had a wonderful time talking with Stephan Browne-Blackman of Steph Made That. He’s a new crochet and knit designer with amazingly creative ideas. Steph is new, but well worth keeping an eye on. To find Stephan: Instagram YouTube Ravelry Pinterest Mentioned by Stephan: TL Yarncrafts Intsagram        

  • Episode 48: Sizes and Schematics

    I share a little about sizing information that should be included on your pattern. Grading Resoursces: Inclusive Size Resources for Designers – Kim McBrien Evans Sizing With Spreadsheets — Swanky Emu Knits Jill Wolcott Knits Ysolda Teague Craft Yarn Council Woolly Wormhead Size Charts for Purchase, ASTM—American Society for Testing and Materials Standard Tables for…

  • Episode 47: Gary Boston

    This month I talk with Gary Boston, another avid Aids Lifecycle supporter and budding knit designer. Here about his Aids Lifecycle and design journey. Gary’s Designs on Ravelry Gary’s Ravelry Group, KAL’s and CAL’s are run here Gary’s Instagram: @‌gary_knits_gary_rides @‌Destash4Good My AIDS/Lifecycle Page End AIDS KAL/CAL FAQ AIDS/Lifecyle Homepage Thank you, Gary, for teaching…

  • Episode 46: The Supply List

    I take a dive (can’t say it’s deep) into what should go into your supply list on your pattern. Resources The Knitting Pattern Writing Handbook: How to Write Great Patterns that Knitters Will Love to Make, by Kristina McGrath & Sarah Walworth The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, by Kate Atherly TKGA Pattern Writing…

  • Episode 45: Eli Saetnan

    I talked with Eli Saetnan, a knitter and designer that devotes her knitting to charity. Email Ko-fi Patterns on Ravelry My Aids LifeCycle fundraising page Aids LifeCycle: to learn more about the ride I also have a blog, where I’ve written about why I do the ride among other things

  • Episode 43: Paul Haesemeyer

    We revisit Paul Haesemeyer and hear about his Latvian experience! ‌Links to Paul: Instagram: @‌paul.haze30 Website To sign up for newsletter Links from Paul Pace yarn Article on Modern Daily Knitting The common sheep breed is known as the Latvian Blackface. These local sheep begin to appear in the mid-19th century and were improved by…

  • Episode 40: The Process of Design and Pattern Writing

    What steps does one go through to write a pattern? How do you go from idea to selling so that others can make your design? I look at some steps involved in the process of Design and Pattern Writing. Here are some resources that I found that might help you: How to Design Your First…

  • Episode 39: Jacky Doyle

    I was able to sit and do an in-person interview with Jacky Doyle. She’s a very clever designer from Australia that works a lot in Double-Knitting and Cables. Ravelry Instagram: @‌snowflakefibrearts Facebook

  • Episode 38: Exploring the Creative Process

    I explore ways to boost and view the creative process and how it applies to fiber design. I also look at my own struggle with creativity and how in recent months I have worked to improve it. ​6 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity 16 Techniques for Creativity Stages of the Creative Process How to Improve…