One of the perks of working as a technical editor is getting to see a range of patterns from a wide range of designers. I learn something new all the time, and I'm a complete learning junkie, so I love it! On Saturday I will be blogging as part of Susan Crawford's Coronation Knits blog tour, and I'll be sharing some of the things I learnt from working with her.
I particularly enjoy technical editing designs by Nick Atkinson. He has worked as a knitwear designer for many of the biggest fashion houses - Donna Karan, Gucci and Pringle, to name just a few! What I enjoy most about his designs is the way that he manipulates stitches. He's not "hampered" by a background in traditional written knitting patterns - he just picks up needles and yarn and sees what happens.
I had the pleasure of editing his Deauville design for Issue 45 of The Knitter, which features an unusual woven effect stitch pattern. It's very simple to work, but a couple of readers had been getting confused with how to do the crossing rows, so we decided that a video was the best way to explain. If you would like to get your hands on a copy of this design, then back issues of The Knitter can be purchased as a digital edition from Zinio or the Apple Newsstand.
Do watch the video, even if you don't want to knit this design - it is a REALLY clever stitch pattern. Simple, but super-effective - my favourite combination!
Many thanks to Jim for his wicked filming skillz!
See you on Saturday for Coronation Knits and more new things...