While lurking on the Ravelry boards, I noticed a common theme among many independent designers, both newbies and professionals… Most of us know a great deal about knitting and whatever our day job is, but we need help making our patterns look professional. While I am certainly not a paragon of virtue in this department, there are some rules of thumb that good patterns follow…
- Clean type faces.
- Good use of whitespace. Take it from a fellow knitter, that 1.5 or more spacing between each paragraph (row) isn’t optional. Without it, it’s hard to tell where one row begins and the other ends.
- Consistent layouts (i.e. column usage is consistent).
- Photos, diagrams, and charts. If you see a diagram of how your sweater is pieced