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The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns by Kate Atherley

$25.95 CAD
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This book is the culmination of Kate Atherley's work as a a technical editor and her previous career as a product communications specialist in the technology industry.
The book is a guide to writing knitting patterns: how to translate your great knitting project into a set of instructions that any other knitter can follow.
Topics Include:
  • What information needs to be included in a knitting pattern
  • How to properly and clearly communicate sizing and measurement information
  • What schematics are, why you need them, and how to create them
  • How to use charts and written instructions to express special pattern stitches like cables and lace
  • Stitch nomenclature (especially related to cables), abbreviations, and glossaries -how to handle multiple sizes and versions
  • Use of brackets and * to indicate repeats
  • How to establish a personal style sheet
  • Technical editing and test knitting - what they are, why they're important, and when they need to be done
  • Tips for designers who wish to self-publish and those preparing submission to a publication

In addition, Kate provides two key resources: a master template – both in printed and digital form – and a master glossary and abbreviations list.