Writing Knitting Patterns

Writing Knitting Patterns : Learn to Write Patterns Others Can Knit

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In February of 2014, Ravelry gained its 4 millionth member. To celebrate, the site released statistical information about its users, and we learned that more than 30 thousand members have uploaded their own original patterns to Ravelry's database of patterns. That's a lot of pattern designers! Have you ever stopped to wonder where Ravelers are learning how to write, format, and photograph their instructions and projects?
While the knitting book market has a variety of how-to-design-a-sweater books, there hasn't been a book to date that acts a writing guide for knitters until Kate Atherley's Pattern Writing for Knit Designers. In the pages of this must-have resource, Kate takes knitters and would-be pattern writers through each step necessary to create a set of instructions that fellow knitters will be able to successfully reknit.
Kate has poured her years of experience reading, editing and writing instructions as Knitty.com's Managing Technical Editor into Pattern Writing for Knit Designers to aid knitters in creating patterns ready for publication. In addition to a detailed style guide of preferred abbreviations, phrases, punctuation, and number usage, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers also includes sample instructions, schematics, and charts (all with "how to's" along with "how not to's"), templates for the most popular type of projects, and guidelines for photography and layout for those wanting to publish on their own. It's truly everything a knitter needs all in one fantastic resource.
Pattern Writing for Knit Designers sets the universal industry standard for pattern writing, taking the guesswork out of how to write knitting instructions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 276 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1632504340
  • 9781632504340
  • 38,005

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"Everything a knitter needs to complete a project. An insider's view of pattern design, presented in a surprisingly readable package. There's an abundance of information here, and designers of all skill levels who are interested in improving the structure and presentation of their knitting patterns will gain much from Atherley's expertise." --Library Journal, Starred Review

"Kate provides everything you need to know to share the designs for your knitted creations. All steps are clearly laid out and broken down, and include writing basic patterns, schematics and charts for all types of design and all levels of knitter." --Let's Knit

"A good reference for any knitter who wants to better understand the language of patterns and the experienced designer looking to improve pattern-writing skills." --Yarn Market News
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About Kate Atherley

The Managing Technical Editor of Knitty.com, Kate's book on Custom Socks is due out this summer from Interweave. Her first book, Beyond Knit & Purl was praised as the 21st century's answer to "Knitting for Anarchists", offering a thorough but beginner-friendly way to build your knitting skills and knowledge. Her latest book, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers, is the industry's first guide specifically written to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns. It's been called a "game-changer" and a "must-have" by designers and magazine editors. Known for her attention to detail in her patterns and classes, Kate regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave KnitLab, Yarn Fest, and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.
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