I am beyond excited to announce my new class on Craftsy.com!

How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters is a class I love to teach, and now I’m able to share information from the class with knitting designers everywhere!

The course is about how to accurately communicate patterns, and how to adapt language for different purposes and audiences. I talk about the different aspects of pattern writing, and how it differs depending on whether you have a publisher or are self-published.  The class includes a comprehensive style sheet and pattern template to kick-start the pattern-writing process. For the class, I designed a sample sweater (including doing all the math!) and together we walk through the process of writing the pattern, including dealing with charts and text. Both new and experienced designers, as well as folks wanting to become technical editors, will find a lot of great information here.

If you aren’t familiar with Craftsy yet, it’s time you heard about it. Craftsy is the fastest-growing craft community on the web. It offers online courses in many crafts, and once you buy a course, it’s yours forever! You can watch the hi-quality videos over and over, at your own pace, and the instructor (that’s me!) is available to answer your questions. Plus, it’s a real community, so others taking the same course can join the discussion and you can give each other feedback and support.

And you can do it all sitting in your jammies at home, if you like.

Please join me for How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters!



About Edie Eckman

Many years ago, Edie Eckman co-owned a yarn shop. No one told her that yarn shop owners don't actually get time to crochet or knit, so after a few years she closed the shop and turned to designing. Now she has her fingers in many aspects of the fiber arts, as teacher, writer, designer, editor, and technical editor. She considers herself fully bi-textural, and likes to serve as a Knit-Crochet Diplomat, easing the schism that can exist between the two disciplines. Edie travels extensively to teach both knitting and crochet. Her articles and designs have appeared in many yarn company publications and magazines, including Interweave Crochet, Knitters and Knit 'N Style. Edie is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Socks to Knit for Those You Love, Fresh Vests to Knit, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy, The Crochet Answer Book, and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs.

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