Tech-editing

 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, charts & schematics

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 use your preferred standard measurements to make sure your patterns are true to fit in multiple sizes, from baby to 6X. 

I enjoy working on charts and schematics, and this work can include:

  • producing charts from written instructions and vice versa
  • producing garment schematics to help your knitter clarify measurements and visualise the finished garment.