How to Design and Grade a Knitted Set-In Sleeve

A set-in sleeve is the most classic sleeve shape, yet it is the one that knitting pattern designers have the most trouble with. Understandably so - there is a fair amount of mathematics involved in getting it right. In this blog post, I will walk you through how I calculate and grade my set-in sleeves using any spreadsheet and a size chart.

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Knitting Patterns and Plagiarism: How do I make my pattern original enough?

How original is original enough? There are only so many stitches in the world of knitting - isn’t it easy to end up creating something that someone else has already designed? In this blog post, I share my thoughts on plagiarism and originality in knitting patterns. I also share my best tips on how to set yourself apart from the crowd.

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How to Estimate Yardage in Knitting Patterns

Estimating yardage for the size you knitted the sample in is pretty straight-forward, but how do you work out the yarn usage for the remaining sizes without having to knit them first? I discovered a method that is simple and accurate and in this blog post, I will show you how to work out your yarn requirements for all the sizes in any pattern.

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Building the Confidence to Release your Knitting Patterns

Lack of confidence is one of the biggest things holding new knitting pattern designers back from releasing their work. In this article, I share some of the ideas and processes that built up my confidence to start releasing my own knitting patterns. Soon, you will feel ready to share your designs with the world.

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Where to Start With Designing Knitting Patterns

Designing knitting patterns can be very daunting for people who have never done it before. Where do you even start? Figuring out where to start can be so challenging that it can often result in us doing nothing at all. In this blog post, I break down some of the common obstacles that prevent aspiring designers from starting. You can do it!

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