Welcome to Design Lab

Turn Your Awesome Idea into a Published Pattern

Free Workshop Design Lab Workshop

Returning March 2024

Design Lab, a unique sweater design course for new and aspiring knitwear designers. If publishing a sweater pattern is on your to do list for 2024, Design Lab is exactly what you need to make that a reality. 

Designing your first sweater is a special landmark in the life of a knitter. And I know first hand how difficult and overwhelming it can feel when you’re just starting out. It’s my hope that this free workshop will help make the process a little less daunting. Click the button below to join!

Publishing a winning pattern starts with having an awesome idea, and I’m sure you have notebooks full of them! But a great idea is just the beginning. You need technical skills to back up that creativity. And a proven system to help you avoid getting stuck along the way. I created Design Lab to give you all that and more.

Sweater Design Demystified 

How does this sound?

  • 14 weeks of Expert guidance on your unique project.
  • A flexible, step-by-step framework to help you stay focused.
  • Easy to follow templates to put your project on the fast track to completion.
  • Strategies to deepen your creative practice and create exciting new designs makers will love.

While I was preparing this course, I laid out every step I take to bring my ideas from thought into reality and I counted over 20 individual actions! So if you’ve ever attempted designing on your own and felt overwhelmed, don’t feel down! Designing your first garment is thrilling but it can be a daunting process, especially your first time through. Now, imagine what it would be like having input from a pro to help you take your ideas from being thoughts into real, wearable garments.

No Nonsense Knitwear Design

Do you want to…

  • Get your work into your favorite magazine?
    • Learn how to translate what’s in your head onto paper, even if you’re “bad” at drawing.
    • See examples of great design submissions.
  • Cut down time from idea to release day.
    • The only thing that should slow you down is your needles.
    • Cut out the indecision.
  • Improve your technical skills and push your creativity to the next level.
    • Demystify the design development process.
    • Learn how to test your ideas so what’s in your head and on the page comes out right.
    • Gain confidence in your unique creative outlook.

I can show you how!

  • I have almost 15 years of experience designing for top brands in NYC.
  • Since 2019 I’ve taught hundreds of designers just like you!
  • I’ve been where you are now. I’m a lifelong maker who turned their hobby into a career. 
  • I’ve worked with yarn companies like Knit Collage, Berroco, and Neighborhood Fiber Co.
  • I’ve published with Making, Pom Pom, and more.

Design Lab goes further than your usual learn-to-design-sweaters-course.

  • Learn the basics of pattern grading and inclusive sizing.
  • Get access to my personal size chart.
  • Learn how to utilize trends in your work in a thoughtful way.
  • Browse a library of successful design submissions, case studies, and swipe files.

Spring is coming, but hear me out:

do you want to publish your first sweater this fall? You need to start now. I’m not trying to freak you out, but if you have a dream of publishing a sweater this year or pitching to a magazine, I have something for you to turn that dream into reality.

Class starts March 2024.

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