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Tech Editor for hire.

Last spring I embarked on a new journey in the fiber arts community.  I took two Learning to Tech Edit courses from Joeli Caparco of Joeli Creates.

I didn’t expect to love tech editing knitting patterns as much as I do, but in a way it is unsurprising since it uses many skills that I already have (comfort with spreadsheets and data, an eye for proofing grammar and spelling to name a few) and marries them with something that I love: knitting.

Since last spring I have been working with a small, but steadily growing, group of clients on making their amazing patterns even better.  I realized that I hadn’t really spoken about it on the blog, and thought it was time to announce that I’m available to new clients and eager to meet you!

For more information about what I can do for you, please check out my Tech Editing Services tab at the top of the page.  Also, if you’re a member of Ravelry, I created a bundle of patterns that I have tech edited which you can view here.

If you or anyone you know is interested in tech editing services, please contact me at ldwcameron at gmail dot com.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Lost at Sea

I am beyond excited today to announce the release of my first pattern design, Lost at Sea.

Photo credit: Ana Reinert

Lost at Sea is a 2-color shawl designed to be knit with handspun yarn.  The shawl is knit on the bias with alternating sections of squishy garter stitch designed to show off variegated handspun yarns and a lace section designed to show off solid color handspun skeins.  If you want to stretch a single precious skein of handspun, simply pair it with a complementary colored commercial yarn.

Louet North America graciously offer to provide fiber support for this pattern.  I spun some Louet Northern Lights Wool top in Ocean Waves and Louet Merino in Quoddy Bay Grey to knit the sample.  A special thank you to Ana Reinert of the Well Appointed Desk for taking such wonderful photos.

Photo credit: Ana Reinert

Lost at Sea is available as a free Ravelry download.

Louet North America also graciously provided me with enough fiber to spin some up as a kit to give away to one lucky winner.  You can enter the contest to win this kit on Ravelry, in The Corner of Knit & Tea group.

 

If you would like to spin and knit a shawl for yourself, Louet North America has put together kits with the fibers I used and a hard copy of the pattern.  It’s super discounted and available here!

I have also produced a short podcast about Lost at Sea.

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A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at Louet who sent me fiber (retail: $63.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this pattern. All opinions and photos are my own, except where indicated.