Let’s face it, knitwear design is a numbers game. You need to create a huge volume of designs in order to make a living, usually under intense time pressure. Filling the design pipeline is a priority for every professional designer. For most designers, designing is not the problem — we all know you’ve got more ideas than time! Bottlenecks in the pipeline happen when knitwear designers attempt to knit all of their own samples.
Maintaining a healthy design pipeline means anticipating and preventing bottlenecks.
Sadly, the knitwear industry loses quality designers to burnout all too often.
The number one cause of knitwear designer burnout is…knitting. Keeping up with the demands of sample knitting is an impossible task for one person. It is just not possible if you want to maintain a living wage and your sanity.
Being a professional designer means working with professionals who also earn their livelihood from the craft. As professional knitters, we rely on designers who are equally committed to the business of knitting. We share your dedication to quality, innovation, and design.
We are a cooperative of professional knitters ready to knit (or crochet) your original design. We knit and crochet from drawings or written patterns using your yarn. We can make just one piece or do small “production runs” if you would like to offer a sample program and/or trunk shows to promote your pattern collection.
It takes between four and six weeks for you to receive the finished samples from the time we receive the yarn and patterns in New Jersey. We may be able to work faster if need be, but there will be an extra charge to cover the cost of expedited shipping.
Are you ready to take your design business to another level? Let’s get started! Request a consultation today.
We also field many inquiries from boutiques, stylists and other non-designer entities looking for designers who can help them with their knitted vision for a client or project. Please tell us if you’d like to be added to our list of designers so we can help connect them with you!