Pattern Writing for Knitters Course

Join Knitwear designer, author, and technical editor Kate Atherly and learn how to write clear, well-organized knitting patterns that will appeal to other knitters and make tech editors love you.
SKU: R7078

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Life is too short to struggle with poor instructions! If you are a knitter interested in writing patterns, or a budding designer hoping to up your game, this is the course for you. Learn how to write clear, well-organized knitting patterns that will appeal to other knitters and make tech editors love you. Knitwear designer, author, and technical editor Kate Atherley will show you how to create a good pattern, and turn it into a GREAT pattern.
In this course you’ll:

  • Understand the parts of a pattern, their function, and how to organize them: introductory text, notes, sidebars, charts, and tutorials, as well as the actual instructions themselves.
  • Learn how to make your pattern stand out from the crowd and create key selling points.
  • Communicate what knitters can expect from your patterns, and what you expect from them, for the best knitting experience.
  • Examine a variety of pattern-writing styles, and learn why a style sheet is so important.
  • Manage stitch instructions, charts, and schematics with ease.
  • Understand the supporting roles of test knitters, sample knitters, and tech editors—and whether or not you need them.

Lesson Outline:

  • Welcome/Course Overview
  • First Things First
  • Next Steps: Size & Measurements
  • Pattern Components: Notes, Stitches, & Charts
  • Starting to Write
  • Important Details

*Do’s and Don’ts
* Copyright Info
* The Pattern-Writing Process

  • Wrapping Up
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Skill Level: Intermediate & up. Students should possess at least basic knitting skills, be interested in design, and have familiarity with written knitting instructions and charts.
Materials Required: Notebook and pen.
Pattern Writing for Knitters Course Includes:

  • A glossary of standard knitting abbreviations
  • A pattern-writing checklist to make sure your pattern is complete
  • Pattern templates for a variety of projects, to help you get started
  • Discussion board: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It's an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, and express your inspirations.
  • Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.
  • Video Lessons: Run Time ≈ 168 minutes

About the instructor:
Kate Atherley is a mathematician and refugee from the technology industry. She works as the Lead Technical Editor for Knitty magazine as well as a designer and the author of Knit Mitts,  Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet, Beyond Knit & Purl, The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, as well as the courses Math for Knitters, Find Your Fit: Understanding & Altering Knitting Patterns, andFixing Knitting MistakesShe teaches regularly near her home in Ontario and at national and international events.

 
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SKU R7078
Author/Designer Kate Atherley
Product Type Course
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