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Online Class

How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters

$40.00

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

Skill Level

Advanced

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

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources 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
09:56
Meet Edie Eckman, who will teach you how to create knitting patterns that knitters and editors will love.
2. Well-Rounded Designer
09:38
3. Know Your Techniques
14:39
4. The Balancing Act
23:50
5. Style Sheets
01:28:43
6. The Pattern Template
59:03
7. Writing Stitch Patterns
17:13
8. Writing the Pattern: Part 1
29:10
9. Writing the Pattern: Part 2
16:29
10. Writing the Pattern: Part 3
22:07
11. Finishing Touches
07:48

Taught by

Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a designer, author and teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible and to empower students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge. She is the author of a number of best-selling books, including "The Crochet Answer Book," "Around the Corner Crochet Borders" and "Every Which Way Crochet Borders."

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