Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns by Kate Atherley
Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns sets the universal industry standard for pattern writing, taking the guesswork out of how to write knitting pattern instructions.
Aimed at both established and emerging designers, Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns is a comprehensive guide that can help translate a project into a set of instructions that any knitter can follow.
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 now.
In the pages of this must-have resource, author Kate Atherley takes knitters and would-be pattern writers through each step necessary to create a set of instructions that fellow knitters will be able to follow successfully, and are ready for publication.
In addition to a detailed style guide of preferred abbreviations, phrases, punctuation, and number usage, Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns 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 readers wanting to publish on their own.
Kate Atherley has poured her years of experience reading, editing and writing instructions as Knitty.com's Managing Technical Editor into her book to aid knitters in creating patterns ready for publication. It's truly everything a knit designer needs all in one fantastic resource.
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