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About Knitgrrl

I have been a professional knitting designer and author (turned publisher) since 2004. I've written more than a dozen books for major publishers, as well as The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design, the first in its field. I also have served on the Independent Book Publishers Association board, the Craft Industry Association board, and presented on niche publishing at South by Southwest, O'Reilly's TOC digital publishing conference, and other events.  

With one foot in both the knit industry and publishing industry for many years, both of which have gone through a large number of changes over the past decade, I've seen a lot of things happening, and not all of them are great. Decreasing designer compensation and the #FairFiberWage discussion originally spurred the creation of this project but it has grown beyond that, and I intend to keep it going. 

This Patreon was set up so that supporters will pay a discounted per-pattern rate of $4 every time a new pattern is released. That is still its status as we await the release of the final two patterns from the #Knitgrrl52 project. 

As a supporter, you'll have access to all the content we produce so long as you stay subscribed, and information that won't be publicly available to non-subscribers. If you are a subscriber for 6 months or more, you'll receive a copy of the book we are planning to write about this experience, a follow up of sorts to The Knitgrrl Guide.

Thank you to everyone who has been here since the beginning and to those of you who have joined us since. I hope you’ll stick around as I continue to develop this space. 
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We've reviewed expenses from over 50 Cooperative Press books and determined the absolute minimum amounts we'll need per month to sustain this project all year long, including payments for sample knitters, postage, technical editing, photography, bookkeeping help, time spent on customer service / communications, and more. We then set a higher goal, $1000 per pattern release, so we can pay our people more money and advertise the patterns in more places. At the Patreon discounted rate of $4 per pattern, this means we'd need 250 patrons on average each week to hit our target.
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