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with Edie Eckman
Online Class

How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters

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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!


  • advanced
  • 11 episodes
  • 4h59m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet Edie Eckman, who will teach you how to create knitting patterns that knitters and editors will love.

2. Well-Rounded Designer

2. Well-Rounded Designer

What makes a well-rounded pattern designer? Edie talks about the process of creating a pattern, including sketching, swatching and executing a test project.

3. Know Your Techniques

3. Know Your Techniques

To write an effective pattern, you must understand the language of knitting, including terminology, how to communicate via charts, and the basics of grading patterns for size.