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Pattern Proposals to Yarn Suppliers

Should I write pattern proposals for yarn suppliers? Yes!  If you want to partner with yarn suppliers, it’s good practice (and often a requirement) to prepare a pattern proposal.  This not only communicates... Read more.


How Long Should my Pattern Proposal Be?

One question I get a lot (and that I asked myself when I was beginning to write pattern proposals) is how long the proposal should be, and how much detail I should include.... Read more.


Putting your Passion on the Page

So, you’ve got a great pattern idea, and you’ve hashed out a pattern proposal, but you can’t help feeling there’s a little something missing.  Does your pattern proposal not quite capture your energy... Read more.


Where to Find Submission Calls

So, you’re ready to start submitting your patterns to publishers.  Awesome!  You’ve been working on your pattern proposals, and you’ve got some great design ideas.  The next step is figuring out where to... Read more.


Design Sketches: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

Last week I wrote about design swatches, and I mentioned they’re one of the two most important visual elements of a pattern proposal.  This week I’ll explore the other half of that visual... Read more.


Design Swatches: Communicate More with Less

If you’re a designer or you’re thinking of giving design a try, design swatches are a critical (and fun!) tool in your repertoire of design communication skills.  Learning how to create and photograph... Read more.


Sparking Creativity

What do you do when you need a little creativity boost? If you’re a designer or you’re thinking of giving designing a try, where do you look for your creative inspiration? Do you... Read more.


Tall and Petite Sizing

Let’s talk about an aspect of size inclusivity that doesn’t always get the attention is deserves – tall and petite options. I’m a tall gal, at 5’10”, so this point is near and... Read more.


Thinking About Designing?

Have you toyed with the idea of designing knitting patterns?  Do you have great ideas, but you’re not sure how to turn them into patterns?  Maybe there’s a particular part of the design... Read more.


Knitting for You

How has your first half of December been?  Has it been pretty focussed on others? Decorating, celebrating, probably shopping, and most likely gift knitting? These are all so wonderful, and it’s a beautiful... Read more.

Photography by Piotr Angiel