2 Ways to Estimate Yarn Requirements for a Sweater May 7, 2016 06:13 3 Comments

Designers and crafters alike can benefit from knowing how to estimate how much yarn is needed to knit (or crochet) a sweater. For anyone who buys yarn—knowing how much to buy…

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Knit Design Tips—10 Steps to Self Publishing a Pattern April 4, 2016 13:05 3 Comments

Self publishing can be a pretty lucrative way of publishing knit or crochet patterns, because you—as the designer—earn 100% of the profits. However, it also means that all the expenses to create the finished pattern also come out of your pocket.

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Knit Design Tips—2015: My First "Year Of Design Submissions" January 19, 2016 06:05

2015 was a new kind of year for me. In January I needed to rethink my approach to providing income for my family, and do things differently. Read more

Knit Design Tips—9 Steps to Perfect Design Submissions August 12, 2015 09:30 5 Comments

You're creative, and you have an idea for a knit or crochet pattern that you would love to spread around the crafting community. But how do you do it?

From my own 10 years of experience publishing patterns with publishers and self-publishing, I recommend…

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Knit Design Tips—How I design a top-down raglan pullover July 22, 2015 09:11 5 Comments

There's one special thing about raglan sweaters that I see overlooked in so many designs.

This one special thing is the depth of the back neck. This is determined by how many stitches are cast on for the sleeves at the neck edge. Half of the sleeve cast-on measurement determines the back neck depth (and the front neck depth if it is worked the same as the back). This measurement, when added to…

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Knit Design Tips—Designing Full Time - A Success Story July 9, 2015 07:28

Believe it or not, I just began designing full-time in 2015. In 2010, I had the dream of someday designing full time, I quit my day job and began working as a freelance technical editor. I considered my knit and crochet designing as a hobby…

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Designing Full Time - A Success Story by Kristen TenDyke



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