I’m very happy to announce that I’m running an online class on Pattern Writing. Delivered through Interweave’s Craft University platform, this is a slightly different animal than many online classes. It’s not a video class, it’s not a lecture class – it’s like an old-school distance learning class. The platform’s main feature focuses around discussion forums. And the class is all about that: discussions for learning. This class specifically addresses the details of how to create complete, clear and easy-to-use knitting patterns, for any type of design, and for any level of knitter. This is a comprehensive course on writing knitting patterns: You’ll bring your designs and your knitting skills, this class will help you take them and turn them into a set of instructions suitable for self-publication or submission to a publication. Together we’ll review in detail all of the elements that need to go into a knitting pattern. We’ll talk about creating clear and logical pattern instructions. We’ll discuss tools that you can use to create the pattern, including software and solution for layout and charting. And we’ll talk about the process: technical editing, test knitting and preparing a pattern for sale or submission to a publication.
Carla A. Canonico is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, QUILTsocial.com, and KNITmuch.com.