Today, we’re going to discuss Stitch Counts. How and when to report them and different methods you can choose. [If you want to see a video of me summarizing this post, skip to the end.] What is Stitch Count? What is a stitch count? It is a summation of what was instructed in a line […]
This week on Tips from a Tech Editor, let’s talk about gauge. It’s a vitally important aspect of both crochet and knit design. However there can be confusion in how to best express it for your readers. What is gauge? Check this other post with a great video that explains how to measure your gauge […]
Today, on tips from a tech editor, we’re talking about those pesky repeats on a granny square. You’d think it’s pretty straightforward, right? 4 sides. Tell them what to do, repeat 3 times, boom, you’re back where you started. But are you? It really all depends on where you start stitching and where you start […]
This is rather a cheat, I know. But there is a way that you can avoid much of the stress and pain of grading your crochet or knit item. You will still have to do some of the work that’s described in A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet, but you won’t have to work out […]
Does the idea of grading a pattern seem scary? Are you completely mystified by the concept? Do you want to create more designs and allow people of multiple sizes to use them, but you don’t know where to start? A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet is for you! I wrote this book after hearing from […]
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Up next in my Tips from a Tech Editor series: Inconsistencies and incorrect word usage. There are several things that designers and pattern writers can do in their patterns to help them look more professional. Since I am coming from a scientific higher education background, my awareness of these inconsistencies is heightened. Consistency is vital […]