Here’s What’s Sprouting on this last day of September! From Barbara Benson: Barbara Benson rounded out September by posting a blog on her YouTube Channel where she chats more in-depth about her new eBook, an upcoming trunkshow, working with Local Yarn Stores and more. From Corrina Ferguson: PicnicKnits patterns & ebook are 50% off this weekendRead more »

Making a career as a knitwear designer can be difficult. Income is unsteady and seasonal. If you publish with third parties, it depends on submission and acceptance. If you self publish, you need to keep up a steady stream of new designs without certainty of sales. Many designers find that they need to supplement their work withRead more »

Here’s what’s sprouting this week! From Barbara Benson: Barbara Benson launched a fun e-book this week titled One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches. An exploration into simple knitting, it contains fourteen stitches that are only 2 stitches wide and four accessory patterns into which the knitter can insert their chosenRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Bonnie Sennott: Bonnie’s Nested Knots Hat is one of many gift ideas in the new Interweave Knits Holiday 2016. Knit in Quince & Co. Osprey, it features traveling stitches, bobbles, and a plump pom pom. From Angela Tong: Fall is in the air and that means knit wear. Are you looking forRead more »

Last time on Tips 4 Designers I talked about Customer Appreciation. This time I want to focus on another customer centered topic, Customer Feedback. Today we are connected to our customers more than ever before and they let us know it in the form of feedback. We rely on consumer responses to measure our popularityRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting for this first Friday in September! From Barbara Benson: A viewer of Watch Barbara Knit asked Barbara Benson to demonstrate how to use the swift that can be seen lurking in the background of her videos, so she did! Check it out here. From Heather Zoppetti: Heather re-launched her long-forgotten newsletter, youRead more »