The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Writing Sock Knitting Patterns

Friday, October 18, 2013

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Donna Druchunas

Class Fee: $200.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 18

18 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Description: The heart of how-to writing is the step-by-step instructions for completing a task. Writing instructions is not difficult, but it does require attention to detail. General guidelines for good writing apply to writing instructions and the techniques of technical writing, usually focused on computer or software manuals, also apply to writing low-tech instructions such as knitting patterns. In this class we will discuss the architecture of a knitting pattern, compare the parts of a pattern to the parts of a sock or mitten, and learn how to write instructions from looking at a finished object. Working in pairs, we will examine a sample item and draft a pattern. We will then trade items and patterns with another team and learn about tech editing, one of the most important keys to publishing accurate knitting patterns. We will also discuss test knitting, but will not have time to test knit our patterns in class.
Experience: Advanced, need to know all basic knitting techniques, follow patterns, read charts, and have an adventurous spirit

Materials Information

Materials: Pencil and pen, graph paper, calculator, basic knitting stitch library (optional), eye glasses or magnifier (if you need them for close work), a pair of hand-knitted socks (would be great if you designed them yourself)

Workshop Instructor

Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six more