Collaborating with Pacific Knit Co.
Looking to partner with a designer to create the perfect pattern for your yarn?
How to collaborate with me
Collaborating with indie dyers is one of my favorite parts of knitwear design, co-creating something truly unique! Please reach out to me if you’re interested in working together.
Why I design (To ensure I'm the right partner for you!)
Pacific Knit Co. creates patterns designed for process knitters. My designs reconnect you with the creative process of knitting by using modular colorwork charts and easy to follow customization options that help you build exactly the pattern you want!
Types of Knit Accessories
At this time, my design experience and expertise lends itself to knit accessories. I love to design standard cowls, infinity cowls, reversible cowls… basically all the cowls! I also like to create coordinating hat patterns if the motifs work out.
If you have another construction or style in mind, please let me know and we can try something new!
Types of Motifs
Living in the Pacific Northwest, my style is very much influenced by the patterns found in nature. I tend to lean towards easy to memorize geometric motifs that create an illustrative image as you knit. This keeps the knitter engaged and curious, with micro charts and mini wins, always wanting to knit “just one more row.”
Pacific Northwest Themes
Trees or plants
My typical design schedule looks like:
1 week to design
3-4 weeks to knit
1 week to write
3-4 weeks to test knit
This means most designs required approx. 8-10 weeks lead time to release date. Please consider shipping time to receive any dyed to order yarn.
As a colorwork designer, I typically look for solids, semi-solids, or lightly varigated colors (paired with a solid). This ensures the colorwork motifs stand out.
While I tend to work mostly with Superwash Merino, DK weight yarn, I'm open to other bases or weights, if they suite the design!
While I appreciate yarn support, I do not require it for collaboration, as I understand that many indie dyers are small scale and cannot do this.
I love to work directly with the Dyer to create something meaningful that aligns to a theme or style of an upcoming hand-dyed yarn collection. In this way, the dyer and I get to come up with motifs and colors that create a perfect pairing.
If dying something new (i.e. unreleased), please consider the Design Timeline above to ensure I have yarn in hand to begin the process.
I will always knit at least one sample of my new design, prior to test knitting. If interested, I also offer early access to my pattern to my indie dyer partner, so that they can knit a sample themselves, in another colorway or kit option.
Personally, I view collaborations as a partnership. We work together on the design/yarn, and also work together to market and cross-promote our work.
Our Instagram posts include collaborator tags and our email marketing links to both patterns and yarn kits. Together, we create a extended reach to our shared audiences.
Contact me here!