In your quest for learning more about designing with yarn, drafting patterns, and writing clear and concise instructions, it pays to study. I’ve gathered resources that will help you along your way. Some of these may include affiliate links, which help support me in my quest to make a living teaching and designing, but don’t cost you anything extra.
If you are interested in taking an in-person class from me, check out my most up-to-date workshop schedule, or consider having me teach in your local area. I’m also available for consulting on a one-on-one basis.
These are in no particular order and will be added to as I come across additional resources. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find everything!
Design Related Classes on Craftsy
These books are available at your local yarn store, independent bookseller, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.
Knitwear Design Workshop by Shirley Paden
The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns by Kate Atherley
Designing Knitwear by Deborah Newton
Good Measure by Deborah Newton
Knitting Plus by Lisa Shroyer
Knitting Pattern Essentials by Sally Melville
Stitch Charting & Design
Adobe Illustrator (not stitch charting software, per se, but a powerful graphics program and industry standard)
Inkscape (an open-source vector-based drawing program)
|Stitch Painter and Garment Designer|
|Stitch Works Software||Stitchin Crochet Font|
|Stitchin Knit Font|
LoveKnitting’s Designer Academy-a series of blog articles on knitwear design