The Design Process – More Math

Sorry for the delay in the series! Last week, I was so busy with work (it’s market week – ugh!) that I was hardly able to knit a stitch. Even if I had tried to knit a stitch, I was so tired I don’t think I would have been able to. Buyers zap the energy […]

The Design Process – Math

Math, the bogyman of the knitting world! I’ll try to explain the best I can, and I hope it is somewhat understandable. Instead of doing everything at once, I’ll try to break it down into smaller pieces and only as I work on each section. My numbers tend to change as I’m working anyway, so […]

The Design Process – Gauge

Let’s talk about gauge. Now I know what some of you are thinking – ugh! not another lecture about gauge! Well, yes and no. When designing a pattern, a gauge swatch is the key to all my numbers. Without it I would be completely lost, have to rip back 50,000 times and would probably be […]

The Design Process – Inspiration

Welcome to my first installment of a glimpse inside my design process! I will begin with a very short summary of where I find inspiration and then talk a bit about sketching and swatching the initial design. I also include dates so you can get a general idea how long the process can sometimes take. […]

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