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How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters

with Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman teaches knitting designers how to write clear and correct patterns that editors and other knitters will love - and buy!

Learn the keys to communicating your one-of-a-kind knit designs. Author, teacher and technical editor Edie Eckman presents an insider's guide to clearly communicating knitting patterns to editors, publishers and fellow knitters. This class offers experienced knitters the opportunity to strengthen their pattern writing and reading skills, as well as increase their chances of successfully selling their designs. Edie walks you through how to write a knitting pattern, from articulating stitch repeats to understanding the impact sizing has on your creative choices, and provides you with essential pattern-writing tools, including her detailed templates and a meticulously crafted style guide. Her sample pattern, the pretty Acorn Cardigan, is included free!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Edie Eckman, who will teach you how to create knitting patterns that knitters and editors will love.


Lesson 2. Well-Rounded Designer


Lesson 3. Know Your Techniques


Lesson 4. The Balancing Act


Lesson 5. Style Sheets


Lesson 6. The Pattern Template


Lesson 7. Writing Stitch Patterns


Lesson 8. Writing the Pattern: Part 1


Lesson 9. Writing the Pattern: Part 2


Lesson 10. Writing the Pattern: Part 3


Lesson 11. Finishing Touches

"Although I've been an independent pattern writer/designer for many years, I always value suggestions and ideas for improvement. From this course, I have gained the confidence to move forward and write more patterns with multiple sizes. The course materials include several valuable tools for designers, where the Style Sheet and Pattern Template are the crown jewels. I would have paid a handsome sum for just access to these two documents when I was first starting to write my patterns! "
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