So, here it goes. After many months of trying to come up with intelligible instructions, testing and editing I have finally managed to publish my first knitting pattern and got my first sale. The pattern in question is Origami Cardigan, which at the moment of writing is available only as a Ravelry download. (If you are an avid knitter but do not know what Ravelry is, register for it at http://www.ravelry.com, you will not regret it).
Why did it take so long you will ask me. Well, the thing is that until the last year I never dreamed that I could design for someone else. So I made this cardigan for myself. But then I got all these people telling me how lovely the cardigan was and asking where I got it from. At the same time I came across Ravelry and the Designers group, where I found mass of information about designing, writing up patterns and publishing them. And I decided that designing was exactly what I wanted to do.
In the last year I attended a course in Fashion Knitwear Design in London College of Fashion, got published in Interweave Knits and Knitscene, had to learn Dreamweaver to created a web-site, Photoshop to edit my images and Illustrator to create charts. I also designed more lovely knitted tops and did a lot of knitting.