FABULOUS TOOLS FOR EVERY KNITTER
Welcome to the Pattern Duchess Resources section, a curated list of the tools, websites and courses I strongly recommend for bettering your knitting skills. I have tested, used and loved every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to my skills and helped me start designing my own patterns.
Before you dive in to these awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
HELPFUL KNITTING SITES
Knitting Help is a fantastic site where you can find helpful information and improve your skills.
I use Knittingfool as a reference for knitting abbreviations. Also, you can find awesome stitch patterns there.
FREE KNITTING PATTERNS
Ravelry is a pure heaven for all knitters. You can find loads of free patterns there, as well as gorgeous paid patterns.
Knitty is another site where you can find free patterns. It’s like an online knitting magazine full of great ideas and inspiration.
And if you’re still in a need for some awesome knitting ideas, then Love Knitting has tons of patterns that might not be in Ravelry.
HOW TO DESIGN AND SELL YOUR OWN KNITTING PATTERNS?
Here is a selection of great courses I took before I started to sell my own knitting patterns, and I am so glad I made the investment. It saved me a tremendous amount of time and helped me and my patterns become what you see today. Not to mention all the mistakes I would have made.
HOW TO TEACH IT
Turn your crafting passion into a profession. You’ll learn how to develop a craft class with your particular audience in mind, establish your class rates and fees, choose a class project and communicate clearly with your students.
HOW TO SAY IT: PATTERN WRITING FOR KNITTERS
This class offers experienced knitters the opportunity to strengthen their pattern writing and reading skills, as well as increase their chances of successfully selling their designs.
CREATE DIGITAL PRODUCTS THAT SELL WHILE YOU SLEEP
Turn ebooks and patterns into digital downloads that pay. This course will show you how to produce and position viable products for generating multiple revenue streams and passive income.