How does a person design a knitting pattern? There are steps.
First, you need an idea. For this project, I started with some friends.
My usual process:
- Start with a general idea;
- Measure gauge;
- Do all calculations;
- Write out a preliminary pattern without images and print it;
- Knit from the pattern, making changes when necessary.
Once all the wristwarmers were washed and blocked, it was photo time. Enter the handy models:
The alpacas wanted in on the action, too:
Add the photos to the pattern, make it a PDF, and enjoy the end result: Circle of Friends, a nice, neat ebook containing all 6 patterns.
So now that you know what goes into making a design, are you ready to give it a try?