Pattern Design

4 Tips for Writing Professional Knitting Patterns

By Ashley Little
Diagrams for Knitting Pattern

It's funny that, as knitters, we sometimes have difficulty writing our own patterns. We read and follow patterns all the time, but when we try and communicate our own designs to others, things get very tricky. Not all designers are lucky enough to have a technical knitting editor. Whether you're writing a pattern to sell on Craftsy or just writing a knitting pattern down so you won't forget it, use these tips to make sure your pattern is organized and full of info knitters need to create your design.

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How to Knit Eyelets: Designing & Creating

By Lisa Gutierrez
Eyelets are the first step to learning how to knit and design lace accessories. These tips will help you design a simple lace stitch pattern to use as the foundation for a new project or to add to an existing pattern that's just missing a touch of elegance. Read more »

Featured Pattern Designer: Posh Pooch Designs

By Craftsy
Posh Pooch DesignsDo you dress your dog? Meet Sara Sach of Posh Pooch's Pattern Store. With over 50 doggy patterns, from a cupcake dog hat to a hearts in a row dog sweater, available in her Craftsy store, Sara's designs have delighted folks from all over the world. Learn more about Sara's popular patterns which might be perfect for your pooch, and her success with running a Craftsy pattern shop. Read more »

Shoulder Shaping: Short Row Options

By Craftsy
Shoulder Shaping Short Row OptionsIn the wide world of knitting we live in, it is easy to find a variety of sweater styles which rely on different kinds of construction: Seamed, seamless, top-down, bottom-up, drop-shoulder, raglan shoulder, set-in shoulder, and the list goes on. Consider trying short-row shoulder shaping on your next sweater project that calls for sloped shoulders, or practice it on swatches just as we’ve done here. It might just transform your sweater finishing altogether! Read more »