The Joy of Other People’s ProjectsBy
As a knitwear designer, there is no greater joy than seeing what others have made with your work. Pattern design is tough; you come up with an original idea, write it down, test knit it, tech-edit it, photograph it, lay it out and, finally, try to promote it. You wait to see if it sinks into internet obscurity or catches on and gains traction with folks. It can be scary too, because you’re taking something you invested many hours in and you’re putting it out there for critique and feedback.
I am gearing up to release a cowl pattern that I’m extremely excited about (hopefully out by the weekend) and my test knitters and tech editors have been invaluable. I am very grateful to the people who have chosen one of my patterns, because it does involve committing their time, hands and yarn to one of my ideas and that’s something I take very seriously. Their feedback, critique and finished projects have all helped me become a better designer.
Today I wanted to showcase some of the projects that others have made that I have really loved :)
It’s wonderful to see people’s imagination at work! Thanks for the display Shireen and promoting others. What goes around comes around!
It must be so incredibly satisfying to see your ideas take shape in the hands of other crafty souls, to see how your guidance has helped them to create something so beautiful and useful. Well done! Thank you for sharing these lovely images.
Thanks ladies! It’s pretty well the most satisfying thing around, to see how others take your ideas further than you ever dreamed :)
[…] the construction of it, and even the endless test knits. It’s so gratifying to see projects that others have made with your patterns and I am always happy and humbled that someone dedicated time, effort, and yarn […]