Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
Casting On
CamilleV's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 16
Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Getting Paid for Designing Patterns
I like designing my own sweaters and would like to find out how to sell my patterns. Does anyone know how this works? Who buys them? How much do I have to do to write them up and how much do the companies provide for editing? How much do the pattern companies pay? Which ones are good to work with? I am not prolific enough to create a whole line of patterns. Any guidance would be appreciated!
OTN: Blue jean heather striped cardigan of my own design. Recently completed first cable knit sweater.
CamilleV is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-28-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
Working the Gusset
fatoldladyinpjs's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wisconsin near Green Bay
Posts: 1,567
Thanks: 157
Thanked 527 Times in 424 Posts
Check with Knitpicks. I know they feature patterns by independent designers.
fatoldladyinpjs is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fatoldladyinpjs For This Useful Post:
CamilleV (03-29-2011)
Old 03-28-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
Sock Yarn Bliss
Shandeh's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,367
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,848 Times in 1,912 Posts
If you are computer-savvy, you can create pattern documents, and sell them on Ravelry.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Shandeh For This Useful Post:
CamilleV (03-29-2011)
Old 03-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #4
Casting On
IndyPurl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 18
Thanks: 10
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
You can sell patterns on ebay and etsy.

Starting a website or blog wouldn't be a bad idea so you could start featuring some of your designs.

You could also consider submitting a pattern and/or article to knitty.
IndyPurl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to IndyPurl For This Useful Post:
CamilleV (03-29-2011)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sizing Chart for Designing Patterns? MoniDew Pattern Central 3 11-17-2008 01:43 PM
when I get paid... letah75 General Knitting 4 08-10-2007 02:27 AM
Questions on Designing Patterns Debra Michelle General Knitting 3 06-20-2007 11:38 AM
designing patterns alchemyfyr Pattern Central 3 02-07-2007 12:26 AM
? about designing and using stitch patterns knitqueen General Knitting 2 08-17-2005 11:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 AM.