Pattern Writing for Knitters Online Workshop

Join Knitwear designer, author, and technical editor Kate Atherley and learn how to write clear, well-organized knitting patterns that will appeal to other knitters and make tech editors love you.
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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 Online Workshop 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 Online Workshop 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/Online Workshop 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 Online Workshop 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 Online Workshop. 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 Online Workshop 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 Online Workshops 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.

 
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R7078
Product Type Online Workshop
Author/Designer Kate Atherley
Difficulty Level Intermediate
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Customer Reviews (1)
This is THE course to take if you aspire to write knitting patterns!
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I discovered this course around the same time I had started to go through Kate’s book "The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns". The book is fantastic and not to be missed, but taking her course has accelerated my ability to feel thoroughly prepared to undertake the task of producing well-written knitting patterns! Kate’s included printable style sheets are going to come in handy too! Her teaching style is superb, her tips are great, and I have lots of hand written notes to prove it! Review by Heidi (Posted on 2/2/2018)
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