Hire Me

I provide a number of different knitting services for other knitters, professionals and yarn shops. If you want to enquire about any of the services below, please contact me.

(All services provided to shops/professionals at wholesale rates. Contact me.)

Get It Made

Knitting Commissions

Let me knit it for you! Have you seen a design you love or want to give as a gift, but don’t have the skills or time to do it yourself?  Do you just hate the ‘finishing’ process of seaming, button bands, and blocking? Let me do the dirty work and leave all the fun to you.

How it works: You supply the yarn and a knitting pattern. I charge a rate based on the yardage and complexity of the pattern for my knitting service. For example, an averagely complex jumper in a small to medium size will cost approximately £100. (All rates dependent on consultation – if I’m working without a pattern, it will be £150.)

Working with Designers

Are you a student or designer looking to get something knitted for a collection?

I have worked with students from several universities on their final design collections over the past several years, as well as working with several full-fledged designers, including Paola Rodriguez currently. As you may imagine, Dec to May is a busy time of year for this, so if you’re interested, please get in touch as soon as possible before your deadline. Special rates for students.

Includes: consultation on yarn choices, testing out patterns, designing from sketches and measurements, delivery of knitted items with a quick turn-around, and pattern writing. Fees available on request.

Technical Editing

I provide a technical editing service for knitting patterns. I have a background in proof-reading and editing, as well as being an expert knitter. I have worked with several designers, including Aldersign on her latest book, An Elven Reckoning, and Karen Butler. References provided upon request.

I work with designers to understand what they’re looking for and will provide an estimate before starting work if requested. I will check the following: grammar, consistency of style, pattern maths (do all the numbers work?), sizing, charts and written instructions, and consult on layout, as well as checking that it all makes sense.

I charge an hourly rate of £15/hour for this service.

Pattern Layout

I provide a pattern layout service. This may be useful especially for independent designers who are self-publishing their patterns. You will need to provide the raw materials – a final version of your pattern text, an idea of what style you would like to use, and photos for your pattern. I will consult you along the way. (Examples of work provided upon request.)

I charge an hourly rate of £10/hour for this service.

Learn to Make It

Knitting Workshops

I teach a large variety of workshops, covering a range of skills and techniques, suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced knitters. These workshops include:

  • Beginner Workshops: Learn to Knit
  • Beginner – Intermediate: Knitting in the Round; How to Knit Cables; How to Knit Lace; Beyond the Basics (focussed on learning new sts and improving pattern reading skills); How to Knit Socks (also teaches knitting in the round); Fix It
  • Intermediate – Advanced: Jewelry & Beading; Sweater Workshops (all about modifying and measuring); Design your own Cowl; Shawl in a Day (design your own); Toe-up Socks & More
  • Seasonal: Christmas Fancies; Valentine’s Fun

Please check out my Workshops page for more information. If you’d like to propose a new idea for a workshop or want me to deliver or design something specially for a group of friends or your shop, please contact me.

1:2:1 Tuition

I do private knitting lessons as well – learn a new skill in an individualised setting with 1:2:1 lessons. Get help understanding a pattern or project, learn a new skill in a relaxed setting, or get some emergency help if it’s a knitting crisis. These can be done as a one-off to tackle a specific project or skill, or more regular lessons over a period of time.

I charge an hourly rate of £20/hour for tuition.

Fix It

Emergency Surgery for Your Knitting

Have you got yourself into a pickle? Get some emergency help!

Whatever’s gone wrong, I can help put it right – and if you’d like I can help you gain the skills and confidence so you can tackle it yourself next time round. Prices upon consultation.

(Christmas Emergency? Check out my Commission Knitting service.)

1:2:1 Tuition

I do private knitting lessons as well – learn a new skill in an individualised setting with 1:2:1 lessons. Get help understanding a pattern or project, learn a new skill in a relaxed setting, or get some emergency help if it’s a knitting crisis. Whatever’s gone wrong, I can help put it right – and give you the skills and confidence for you to do it yourself the next time.

I charge an hourly rate of £20/hour for tuition.

Fix It Workshop

I have designed a workshop to help you learn how to fix your knitting – check my Workshops page for upcoming dates, or contact me to book fix it lessons either as private tuition or a group session for you and some friends.

You will learn to fix: dropped sts, deciding the best way to fix your work (you may not need to rip the whole piece!), reading your work, increases & decreases, lace work (including reading your knitting), and fixing mis-crossed cables.

New Ideas

Not sure what to knit? Check out my designs on Ravelry. Something fun for everyone.

Pattern Designing

Need a specific design for a special occasion? Want something made up that you’ve seen in a store? I can help. Rates upon consultation.

Services for Designers

Technical Editing

I provide a technical editing service for knitting patterns. I have a background in proof-reading and editing, as well as being an expert knitter. I have worked with several designers, including Aldersign and Karen Butler. References provided upon request.

I work one-to-one with designers to understand what they want from the service and provide an estimate prior to starting work. I will check the following: grammar, consistency of style, pattern maths (do all the numbers work?), sizing, charts and written instructions, and consult on layout, as well as checking that it all makes sense.

I charge an hourly rate of £15/hour for this service.

Pattern Layout

I provide a pattern layout service. This may be useful especially for independent designers who are self-publishing their patterns. You will need to provide the raw materials – a final version of your pattern text, an idea of what style you would like to use, and edit photos for your pattern. I will consult you along the way. (Examples of work provided upon request.)

I charge an hourly rate of £10/hour for this service.