For me one of the joys of design is researching all he stunning stitches in he world. It has always been part of my concept for Yarn Academy to create an online stitch library as a reference for other designers.
My vision is for a selection of stitch patterns to be made available on line with out the need to create charts and setup the core files. We can simply jump in and begin designing after downloading the stitchmastery files.
- No need to convert from flat to round or vice versa.
- No need to create every stitch pattern from scratch.
- No copying stitch designs and wondering about copyright issues (these would all be readily available for designers to use as they will for their own patterns and work).
I have considered a couple of options: do it myself which is easier for other designers and will take longer to fulfill
Create a community driven project to fill a library of stitch patterns for us all to reference.
I love the idea of a community project, not only because there is less work for me with a faster value for everyone else, because it will be a powerful way to bring us all together!
As a thank you for those who submit new stitch patterns to the library I would share a link to a pattern for sale as an example of that stitch design in use, giving credit to the submitting designer.
It’s not just for knitting, I would love to create a library for Crochet stitches too, although the downloadable files would be trickier to sort out.
I’ll work on it and let you know how I’m getting on.
If you have a preferred Crochet charting software please let me know in the comments below.
There is a quick poll over on the Yarn Academy Facebook Page, please take a moment to complete it and let me know which way to go with the project, or if its a non-starter!