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Grading and Pattern Writing Services

Welcome to Top of the World Knits Ghostwriting Services! I specialize in transforming your ideas into polished and professionally written knitting patterns. If you have an idea but need to know how to turn it into a functional pattern that others can follow, I can help. Perhaps you've started writing it, but life got in the way, and you couldn't finish. Or you've already made your sample and are still figuring out what to do next. That's when a ghostwriter comes in!

Make Your Idea A Reality

My goal is to help you bring your vision to life and create a pattern that reflects your unique style and creativity. With years of experience in the knitting industry, I understand what it takes to create beautiful and functional patterns. Whether you start with a sample and some scribbled notes or have a full schematic and size ranges from the beginning, I can help you write out your idea in a consistent and logical way so that knitters can easily follow it.

What to Expect

You'll receive personalized attention and a collaborative approach when you work with me. I will work closely with you to understand your vision and provide regular updates throughout the writing process to ensure that the final pattern meets your expectations.

  • When you work with me, I will adhere to your style sheet and write the pattern as if you had your hands on it the whole time. If you don't have a style sheet or style preference, that's okay. I'll work with you to develop one.

  • The pattern will be graded for multiple sizes (if applicable), including yardage requirements for those sizes. I offer grading and pattern writing services for both sweaters and accessories.

  • I write the pattern and send it to my tech editor to check it for grading and technical issues.

  • The pattern will include necessary charts, schematics, and written directions.

  • You'll receive a completed pattern, ready to go straight to testing or launch.


I’ve worked with independent knitwear designers and knitting publications as a grader and pattern writer. I have the experience to turn your design into a polished, error-free, publication-ready pattern.

What I Need From You

Before starting the pattern grading process, I'd like to have a 20-minute chat via Zoom with my clients to discuss the following:

  • A description of your sample size

  • Any changes you made to the sample as it relates to your completed pattern (if you have one)

  • Gauge measurements taken from the sample

  • The size range you would be interested in grading your pattern for

  • The size range chart you would like me to refer to (if known)

After reviewing the sample pattern, I will send you my ideas on scaling the sample design to work for multiple sizes and a list of measurements for your approval. I will then grade all the other sizes in a size-inclusive range, adding all the necessary numbers to a spreadsheet.


Cost depends on the type of project, size range you’d like to include, and pattern complexity; usually $300-$800 per design. The entire process takes approximately 4-8 weeks from start to finish.

Whether you're a seasoned designer or a beginner looking to turn your ideas into reality, I'm here to help. I can work from a sketch or sample you've made or finish the pattern you've started writing. Contact me today to learn more about my ghostwriting services and to schedule a consultation. I look forward to hearing from you and working together to create something beautiful!

Ready to find out more? Hit the button below, and let's talk about getting you on my schedule!

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