How to Convert a Pattern From In-The-Round to Flat Knitting

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Many knitters have a strong preference to either in-the-round knitting or flat knitting. If you prefer to only use patterns using flat knitting, it can really restrict the projects you can choose from. For example, most hats and socks are knit in the round, which means that you won’t get the opportunity to make these[Read More]

Finding Those “Edgy” Designer Knitting Patterns

"Edgy" knitting design

With knitting becoming more and more popular among younger knitters, the demand for designer knitting patterns is growing. It is no longer safe to assume that knitting is just for grandmothers. Young moms, teens, and knitting business owners are now knitting in a newer, edgier style than before. The problem is that it is difficult[Read More]

Knitting Websites to Get Free Patterns and More

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Knitting websites are plentiful. There are sites that show you how to knit, sites that give you ideas and inspiration about new projects and sites where people who love to knit exchange information and ideas. However, the majority of knitting websites are focused on patterns-patterns you can get for free! This is a convenient way[Read More]

Knitting Pattern Abbreviations – A Handy Summary

To follow on from my last post, the other knitting ideas I find really handy is to have a summary of knitting pattern abbreviations and conversions close to hand. So here's a list of all the ones I know or could find – feel free to add more if you know some! ALT – Alternate[Read More]

33 Places To Find Great Knitting Patterns

There are so many places you can find knitting patterns, it can be a bit overwhelming! The best way to sift through this massive collection is to get specific. When you know what niche market you are going to supply, you'll know what sort of patterns are you looking for and it will make your[Read More]

Knitting Designers Opportunity!

For any knitting designers out there, Tess at Angel Yarns is looking for original pattern designs for new yarns! She is looking for scarves, mitts, cardigans, jumpers, socks shawls and hats. If you are interested, send through some pictures of your work. If you are approved, she will buy your designs and they will be[Read More]

How To Publish Your Knitting Book

After our discussions about copyright, I thought it was a good time for a post from the other side of the fence – if you are a knitting designer and want to publish your knitting patterns, or a teacher and want to publish a knitting book. How do you go about this, how much does[Read More]

An Update On Knitting Pattern Copyrights

The comments after my post about quick knitting patterns were great because they highlighted an issue that most knitters who sell their work will face, whether you can use a someone else’s knitting patterns to make knitted products to sell (even if the knitting pattern is free). So I’ve done a bit of research on[Read More]

Quick and Easy Knitting Pattern Ideas

There is some great knitting ideas in this quick post to show you some knitting pattern books that have small, fast or easy-to-knit projects. Great for using up yarn, and music for the profitable knitters ears with many projects able to be completed in a day or less. They may fit your niche already, or[Read More]