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The True Cost of a Pattern – a revealing breakdown of what goes into delivering a quality knitting pattern.
I have an interesting insight into this particular perspective, since I test knit for Woolly Wormhead. I know for a fact that we go into everything, from wording of instructions, to double-checking that the charts match the written instructions, to seeing if the crown decreases play nice in multiple sizes. (Because if there’s one thing Woolly Wormhead is fantastic at, it’s getting the right crown decrease for the pattern!)
She pays us. Not a lot, but neither are we expected to use our time and yarn for the ‘privilege’ of knitting something before it’s out to the public. She values us.
Value designers. Paid-for patterns are things that people put their creativity, meticulousness, tenacity, and flair into.