There are many resources that I have used or use during my process, which include courses, books, websites, and other tools. I have divided them into two categories for convenience. The links below are affiliate links to a variety of sources. For full disclaimer see the bottom of the page.

General  |  Knitting  |  Illustration



My Planner by Day Designer and Blue Sky

My Laptop – Lenovo Flex 4

My Digital Camera – Canon Powershot SX40 HS



General Knitting:

  • Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods
  • Increase, Decrease: 99 Step-by-Step Methods
  • 400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns
  • Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns
  • A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
  • A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
  • Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
  • Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns
  • The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques
  • Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch
  • Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns
  • Knitting on the Edge
  • Knitting Over the Edge
  • Knitting Beyond the Edge
  • Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook

Knitwear Design:

  • Knitwear Design Workshop: A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits
  • Knitting Pattern Essentials: Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear
  • 6000+ Pullover Possibilities: Interchangeable Options for Custom Knitted Sweaters
  • The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns
  • Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges
  • Shawl Design in Plain English: Basic Shawl Shapes: How to design your own shawl knitting patterns (Volume 1)
  • How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters (Craftsy Class) by Edie Eckman
  • Essential Short Row Techniques (Craftsy Class) by Carol Feller

Pattern Writing:

Yarn Support


Gadgets & Software:

Fashion Drawing Books & Sites:

  • Fashion Design Drawing Course
  • Figure Templates for Fashion Illustration: Over 150 Templates for Fashion Design
  • Fashion: From Concept to Consumer, 7th Edition
  • Knitwear Fashion Design: The Secrets of Drawing Knitted Fabrics and Garments
  • University of Fashion

YouTube Tutorials & References:

General  |  Knitting  |  Illustration

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