Are you a knit / crochet pattern designer? I am available for technical editing of both knitting and crochet patterns and I’d love to work with you to ensure your pattern is the best it can be. I am really interested in making patterns as clear and understandable as possible for knitters & crocheters of all levels.
I successfully completed both of Joeli’s tech editing courses (in 2016) and have over 10 years knitting & crochet experience.
I have been part of tech editing team for Crochet Now magazine since July 2018.
- Technical editing of knitting / crochet patterns (including Tunisian crochet)
- I also have experience with machine knitting and circular sock machines
- Creation of schematics
- Creation of charts
What will I do to your pattern?
I will check your pattern thoroughly, making sure your stitch counts, increases / decreases, measurements etc. work and that everything makes sense. I will also check for consistency and that you have included all the information the knitter / crocheter needs to successfully complete the item. I check other things such as abbreviations, measurements, schematics, notions, etc. I will also check that charts match written instructions when included.
I prefer to work with PDF files because they cannot be edited by mistake (most word processing software will allow you to create a pdf file – if you need help with this, please contact me). I will return an ‘annotated’ pdf file to you which will clearly highlight anything which needs attention. Once you have made any changes, return the updated pdf to me for a final check before test knitting. A further check before publishing might be required if any issues are found during test knitting.
How long does it take?
I currently have a waiting time of approx. 2 weeks for tech editing. This is variable and dependant on other commiments as I also do yarn shows. I can provide you with a firmer date once I have seen your pattern and given you an estimate.
How much does it cost?
The cost of tech editing will vary depending on the complexity of the item. A simple accessory might take no more than 1 hour. More complex items, multiple-sized garments etc. will take longer. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for an estimate.
What is the difference between tech editing and test knitting?
Both tech editing and test knitting are important steps in the process of designing and releasing a pattern. By having your pattern tech edited first, you should have a much cleaner pattern to give to your testers. It may not be 100% error free but hopefully you won’t have multiple test knitters all contacting you with problems, typos etc. This should save you time and stress!
Find out more
If you have any questions or would like an estimate for tech editing, please contact me.