Combine a background in engineering, obsessive knitting, knitwear design and a voracious appetite for reading design books and you get a tech editor- That's me!
I have experience with a wide range of patterns as a knitter and designer and have taken the popular Tech editing course produced by Joeli's kitchen along with classes on pattern grading and design.
I offer competitive rates for tech editing, including a special fixed rate offer for your first pattern:
£10 for a basic accessory (e.g. cowls, hats, scarves)
£15 for more complex accessories (e.g. socks, heavily patterned hats or cowls)
£25 for complex patterns (e.g. sweaters in multiple sizes, lace shawls)
This price includes checking style and layout; proof reading; comparing gauge with stitch counts; checking stitch counts, increases, decreases; checking sizing against standards; clarity of instructions; photos; checking charts (if relevant).
For further patterns or more complex editing I offer a rate of £10 per hour.
If you are looking for technical editing for your patterns get in touch using the contact us section of the website.
Sample knitting and test knitting are both offered at competitive rates.
Sample creation will provide you with pattern samples, for example to use in photography or as display items.
Test knitting includes comments on the pattern and notes on any errors found during the knitting process.
Many years of experience knitting a range of items and using techniques including colourwork, knitting both flat and in the round and seaming. Particular experience making socks.
Use the contact us section to get in touch and discuss your requirements.