Knitting Pattern Writing and Editing Services

Crochet Pattern Writing and Editing Services

Technical Editor for Knitting and Crochet

Yarn companies – working from your samples and measurements, I can write a pattern collection in your house style, I also offer maths checking and editing on first or final proof patterns

Designers – if you’re working towards a season collection or to a publishing deadline, I can work from your samples or finished garments to write instructions, or maths check and edit your patterns

Magazines – instructions maths checked and edited, also patterns rewritten in your editorial style

Book publishers – technical editing on knitting and crochet patterns on first or final layout, or pattern writing support for your authors

Experience

  • 30 years working in the knitwear and needlecraft industries
  • Hayfield (UK yarn company): writing and tech editing knitting and crochet patterns for men, women, children and babies, also home items
  • DMC (UK): charting cross stitch and needlepoint from artwork, and designing  embroidery
  • Self-publish a range of knitting and crochet patterns
  • Author of knitting and crochet books, working with craft publishers FW Media (David & Charles)
  • Magazines including part-works
  • Teaching knitting and crochet design and pattern writing

Knitting & Crochet Pattern Writing and Editing Services

  • clear, concise instructions from one size to multiple sizes
  • maths checking & tech editing
  • converting from UK to US crochet terms, and vice versa

Technical Editor for Knitting and Crochet

  • maths checking
  • yarn amounts
  • inclusion of all information in clear, concise text
  • proficiency in a wide range of knitting techniques including cables, lace, entrelac, modular knitting, intarsia
  • proficiency in a wide range of crochet techniques including motifs, lace, colour patterns, texture stitches

Fees: Per hour or batches by negotiation.

Please contact me for a schedule of fees, or for a quote, or to discuss your requirements in the strictest confidence. Examples of knitting and crochet patterns available on request.

Please note, this is not a design service, or a sample garment knitting service, nor are the services available for private individuals.