Technical Editing (Knitting)
A well-written knitting pattern is a joy to use, and you want your instructions to be understood by beginners as well as seasoned crafters. Tech editing includes:
- proofreading the text of your pattern to make sure:
- spelling and grammar are spot on
- your terminology is clear and consistent
- instructions are not confusing or ambiguous
- formatting is consistent and logical
- a line by line check of the pattern to make sure:
- stitch counts are accurate
- size grading is logical and matches garment measurements
- gauge calculations match garment measurements
- a full check of terminology to make sure:
- glossary is complete and consistently used
- needle and yarn information is clear and consistent
Grading knitting patterns is part science, part art. It’s important to make sure that you’re making your lovely pattern available in a wide range of sizes, but this doesn’t just mean increasing numbers on a spreadsheet – you don’t want the increases on your armholes to result in knee-length armscyes, unless that’s in your pattern to begin with.
I will grade your patterns in multiple sizes, from petite to plus size.
Charts and schematics
- producing charts from written instructions and vice versa
- producing garment schematics to help your knitter clarify measurements and visualise the finished garment.