Online Class

How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters


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

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What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Edie Eckman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Edie Eckman, who will teach you how to create knitting patterns that knitters and editors will love.
2. Well-Rounded Designer
3. Know Your Techniques
4. The Balancing Act
5. Style Sheets
6. The Pattern Template
7. Writing Stitch Patterns
8. Writing the Pattern: Part 1
9. Writing the Pattern: Part 2
10. Writing the Pattern: Part 3
11. Finishing Touches

Taught by

Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a teacher, designer and author of bestselling crochet books, including Around the Corner Crochet Borders, The Crochet Answer Book and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. Edie’s classes are infused with her desire for pattern instructions to be understandable and accessible for all crocheters. Her articles and designs have appeared in a variety of publications, including Interweave Crochet, Knitters and Knit 'n Style.
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