book cover for Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

Just finished reading this wonderful resource so thought I’d share. The book is:

The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design by Shannon Okey of

If you are contemplating or have entered the exciting arena of knitwear design, this book is a great resource for the ‘business’ end of being a designer. Topics included in the book are:

  • utilizing  social media
  • extended business oportunities to explore
  • the dreaded ‘c’ word
  • software for designing and charting
  • sources for sketching your designs
  • sales venues
  • writing book proposals
  • advertising
  • effective photography
  • and interviews with 32 top-name designers who generously share their experiences and expertise.

This little book contains priceless information on the business side of design.

eta: the shawl under the book is my Margaree Harbour Shawl, inquiring minds wanted to know 🙂