Pattern Design

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Pattern Design Classes

Dive into pattern design, and create your own flawless knitwear patterns and gorgeous knit garments. With online pattern design classes from Craftsy, you'll learn trade secrets from the most decorated designer in the knitwear industry.

Mastering Cable Design

Fiona Ellis



Learn to create, modify and make cable-knit patterns with prolific and personable knitwear designer Fiona Ellis.

Student Projects from this class

Double Point Pink

Double Point Pink

by Fiona Ellis

Varied Petrie by knitherapy
Alex Squared: The Wedding Dress by worldknits
Vertical Shaping Review by Shirley Paden

Handknit Garment Design

Shirley Paden


Handknit Garment Design

Shirley Paden

Shirley Paden, author of "Knitwear Design Workshop," brings her concepts to Craftsy! Learn her comprehensive yet simple process for beautiful fabric and knitwear.

Flower Cardigan (adult sizes) by ewelina123
Gita by Faina Goberstein
Cornelia sweater by Deirdre78

Sizing Knitwear Patterns

Faina Goberstein


Sizing Knitwear Patterns

Faina Goberstein

Whether your goal is to sell online, get published, or knit a sweater to fit, with Faina's expert grading tips, you'll be on your way to pattern success!

Knitting Patterns

No matter what your aspirations are, Craftsy has the knitting pattern to inspire you. Find the perfect knitting pattern from Craftsy's superb selection, and cast on today!

Craftsy Yarn Shop

Need some spectacular yarn to bring your latest design to life? Look no further for fabulous fiber!

Pattern Design Articles

Have a knitting design in mind? Jump start your process with tips and techniques from Craftsy's expert article contributors.

Knitwear Designers From Around The World

Get inspired by regional knitwear designers and discover what makes them unique.

Pattern Drafting For Knitters: Getting Started

Share your brilliant knit designs with the world! Learn the essentials of pattern drafting.

Design Your Own Shawl

Express your creativity! With these ideas for designing your own shawl you'll be knitting a custom wardrobe in no time.

Knitting Projects

Before you start your chart, find motivation and inspiration in knitting projects completed by other Craftsy members!

The Design Process

by Sally Melville

Design #2

by quiltersings

My First Design

by Khubb

Pattern Design Blog Posts

If designing is your knitting desire, the Craftsy blog is the perfect place to give your imagination a boost. Plus, learn new knitting techniques and incorporate them into your original designs!

Knitting for Boys? Enter to Win The Knits for Boys Pattern Book From Kate Oates

If you've ever knit for boys, you know how difficult it can be to find good patterns. Children's knitwear designer Kate Oates has solved your problem ...

Free Knitting Pattern: An Intuitive Knit Design for Baby Leggings

FREE for you! Check out this free pattern + tutorial for knitting cozy baby leggings, using intuitive knitting techniques. Simply follow the ...

Creativity Exercises for Fiber Artists to Get Out of a Color Rut

Trying new colors freshens the creative spirit and inspires you with new ideas! Try these five fun creativity exercises to experience new colors and ...