Knit Notes – Explore, Design, Create
I’m so happy to have gotten my hands on a copy of Knit Notes, a new designers notebook created by Nadine Curtis of Be Sweet. I’ve seen this floating around the internet for a few months but didn’t really get what the notebook was all about until it landed on my doorstep last week.
Inside Project Page
Knit Notes is a spiral bound, hardcover notebook full of pages just like the above, where you can sketch, chart stitch patterns out on graph paper, even punch holes and attach your swatches. Knit Notes is clearly designed by a knitwear designer so it’s got spots for everything you’d need to write down – fiber content, yardage, gauge. All those pesky things you sometimes find that you forgot to write down when you finally sit down to type up the pattern!
Confused? Nadine Helps!
After my first quick flip through of Knit Notes I didn’t really know where to start! But Nadine provides a lot of help at the start of the book to help you get the most out of Knit Notes. So whether you are a beginner designer looking to get started, or a seasoned veteran, you can easily get a lot out of having this notebook at hand.
And at the end of all that hardcore designing you’ve got to have a celebration moment! Nadine leaves a spot at the end of your design section for a picture of your finished design.
There is a lot of really helpful stuff in here as well – a printed ruler! Common abbreviations, a rundown of different types of sweaters with measurements, notes about taking measurements as well as a complete list of standard measurements for women, men, children, and babies, and even heads and feet. Nadine also puts an example pattern at the back, so if you’ve got any questions about layout or wording, you can reference this provided pattern.
Knit Notes, $13.45 on Amazon right now and $14.95 at Be Sweet, is an amazing notebook for any knitwear designer. And there are 30 design templates, so it will keep you busy for years. And snag a few for your knitwear designer friends! They will be crazy jealous when they see you using your copy!
A huge thank you to Nadine for sending me a copy!