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« on: October 17, 2012 10:31:35 AM »

Hey everyone

I have been knitting for a couple years now on a pretty much daily basis and obviously LOVE it. I have seen my work improve significantly and now it's getting to the point where I can easily make anything from a pattern. I have a friend who suggested I start selling my knitted work to which I said "Well I would, but I have to write my own patterns to do that" and I thought... well, why not make my own patterns?

So I attempted it a few times, and it never really comes out looking right. I don't really know what I'm doing, I've just been making a swatch with the design I want to use on the piece and measure it to try and get it right. I mostly knit hats so I've been trying to write a pattern for one. It's kind of frustrating because the swatch will look fine but when I start to go at the actual piece it usually ends up too loose and I can't really figure out why.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, help?! I'm trying to write patterns and I have no clue where to start! Are there any pointers or resources you guys can give me to help me out with this?

Also, I don't know if this is allowed to be talked about on here, but I'm also interested in selling patterns if they start to come out nicely. Do any of you do that? Is it a worthwhile thing to get into? Do you make any money from it? Any tips on that?
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