Don't miss out! Registration ends on March 11th at 11:59 CST!
Don't miss out! Registration ends on March 11th at 11:59 CST!
You don't need a background in fashion, design, or even need to be a master knitter to design your first pattern! We are going to break down the basics to designing shawls, and then the world is at your fingertips (or needles!). Introducing Shawl Design Unraveled, my signature 6-week course starting on March 11th!
Let's get down to the knitty gritty...
Throughout the Shawl Design Unraveled Course, you'll find:
1. My signature shawl design method broken down into short recorded lessons that you can access ANYTIME you want! I walk you through the steps I use every single time I design a shawl -- these are all ACTIONABLE steps to get your first design started on DAY 1.
2. Fill-in-the-blank worksheets as you knit along.
3. A one-page "cheat sheet" that provides cast on instrfctions (that you can use in your pattern!) for four common shawl shapes.
4. Printable charts for several shawl shape so you can practice charting by hand.
5. A style guide to help you write your pattern using standard knitting terms and abbreviations
6. Editable Canva templates to get your pattern looking professional and ready to sell
7. Checklists to help you prepare your pattern for technical editing, test knitting, and publishing (save you time and $$$)
8 A guide to third party submissions and yarn support (This guide alone will make up for the cost of the course!)
9. Plus, a list of tips, tricks, and additional resources to get your new shawl design off to the races!
Shawl Design Unraveled will save you time, and get you back to KNITTING rather than staring at a blank set of needles suffering from "knitters block".
Plus, your content will be "dripped" to you each week to help prevent the process from becoming overwhelming, because I know the list above sounds like a lot -- I promise, you can do it!
Picture me yelling "I can be your hero, babbaaayyy!"
I'm Ashleigh, an Air Force Veteran with a day job as a Process Enineer, mom, wife, and finder of all things hiding in plain sight, plus I'm the author of the Amazon bestselling book Mosaic Knitting Workshop, and I've designed over fifty knitting patterns in the last five years!
I've been eating checklists for breakfast for the last decade (not literally - I prefer a toasted English muffin with peanut butter).
I've got an obsession with knitting and a knack for writting checklists and roadmaps (weird talent, I know). Shawls are my jam - I've designed more shawls than I know what to do with, and I love helping other knitters and designers make the shawls of their dreams!
I know exactly what it takes to publish a successful knitting pattern -- it can feel HARD and TIME CONSUMING when you are just starting out. But it doesn't have to be that way!
I've developed a few strategies to make the process easier and quicker -- so I can spend more time knitting, drinking a cup of reheated cofee (because who drinks their coffee on the first go around when you have a preschooler?), and likely watching Frozen 2 (again!) with my daughter.
If you have ANY questions, and I mean ANY questions about Shawl Design Unraveled, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I would love to answer them for you!
The initial module will help set you up for success.
We will cover the following topics:
In order to make your first design, you have to brainstorm a few ideas first!
Now that you have an idea, it's time to start making your idea a reality. This is where the course gets really fun!
We are going to do the following:
Now that you have your plan. It's time to start knitting. In this section we will cover everything you need to know while you are knitting your shawl.
In this module, you'll finally be crafting the first draft of your pattern! It's so fun to finally put your ideas on paper.
You'll learn to use a style sheet to simplify your pattern writing process (for not only this pattern, but all future patterns!)
Here is what you'll learn:
After you've written your pattern, there are a few steps to take before it's reaady for the world!
I will help you through this by providing:
This is where you will find all your awesome resources and bonuses in one place for you to use whenever you want!
the course Kicks off on March 18th...Are you READY?
Shawl Design Unraveled is a one-of-a-kind course for brand new knitting pattern designers who are committed to designing their first shawl and ultimately publishing their pattern.
If, within the first 30 days of taking this class, that you don't feel fully confident in your ability to design and write your first shawl pattern, just email me, showing me that you've put in the work and I'll refund your investment.
This course is perfect for you! Shawl Design Unraveled was created with brand new designers in mind. If you can knit and purl, you'll do just fine in this course.
But, I do recommend that my students have knit a shawl before using someone elses pattern -- a bit of experience will help make the entire course easier!
Shawl Design Unraveled is an online course that you can access on your computer or mobile device.
You will have access to all modules and resources when you sign up, and you will have lifetime access to all the content that will allow you to work at a pace that suits you and your lifestyle.
Each lesson contains a video, and many lessons include PDF resources to support your learning. You can download all learning materials onto your device if you prefer.
You will have the opportunity to attend six live weekly Zoom sessions where I will answer any questions or topics that students seem stuck on that week. We all have busy schedules, so Zoom sessions are recorded, so you can access at a later time in case you can't attend.
Finally, you'll have access to a Community, or group chat, where you can ask questions, post pictures, and cheer your fellow students on for the six weeks that the course is in session.
You will have the ability to stay in the Community even when the six weeks are over, and will be able tto attend any live Zoom sessions I host for future cohorts of Shawl Design Unraveled.
I have no plans to retire Shawl Design Unraveled, but if I do, I will be sure to let you know well in advance so you can download any course material that you would like.
Yes! You will have lifetime access to the course material, and can download it onto your device.
You will be able to be a part of the Community until you choose to leave. It will be most active during the six "official" weeks of the course, but feel free to stick around afterwards!
In the event that I retire Shawl Design Unraveled (I have no plans to at this time), I will give you plenty of advance notice so you can gather any material that you may want.
This course is designed to give you material over the course of six weeks, as that is a way to have an active and thriving community over the course material and live Zoom conversations over the topic of the week. But, you will have lifetime access to the course (and any future updates), so you can work at your own pace whenever you can fit it into your schedule.
Most math used in this course is fairly simple, and we usually use a worksheet or Spreadsheet to break it down. If you do happen to get stuck, you can ask questions in the Community, or during a weekly live Q&A session!
This completely depends on you! I will be the first to admit that selling patterns can be hard work, especially when you are first starting out and don't have a large audience. BUT I am providing you with several resources that can help you recoup the costs of the course.
Shawl Design Unraveled is the course for you if you are committed to learning how to design your first knitting pattern (in shawl form!).
If, within the first 30 days of the class, you don't feel as if the course is preparing you adequately to design your first shawl, just send me an email, show me you've put in the work, and I'll refund your investment, no questions asked (okay, I might ask a couple of questions, but just so I can make the course better in the future!).