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 the basics of writing 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!
Conquer that stack of crocheted motifs and turn them into a beautiful finished project! Edie Eckman shows you easy ways to join granny squares, hexagons and other shapes with smooth seams and joins that don't pucker. You'll learn 11 different crocheted connections, including four join-as-you-go techniques. Included free: Edie's blanket pattern featuring six granny square variations!
Following up on the best-selling Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, Edie's newest book, Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs gives crocheters what they've been looking for: fool-proof ways to join individual motifs.
This colorful guide to creative joining techniques shows how easy it is to combine multiples of a motif to form a whole new pattern. Learn join-as-you-go (JAYGo) methods that avoid seams and explore ways to create "planned freeform". The book includes more than 100 motif designs plus patterns to put your knowledge of crocheted connections to use. All instructions are given in both text and chart form.
Connect with Edie as she connects motifs!