Work with me

Would you like to be confident that your knitters are going to have the best experience knitting your latest pattern?

Or maybe you’d like to add charts to you patterns but don’t have the time or the technology?

I’m here to help!

As a designer myself I know how important it is to you that your pattern is as perfect as can be before release and, with almost 15 years knitting experience and a past life spent in accounts and administration, it would be my pleasure to help you get there.

I love the satisfaction of making sure that everything balances, hunting down those missing numbers and solving unusual problems, which is why I’ve combined my love of knitting and numbers with my belief that everyone deserves a relaxing knitting experiences, including designers!

With experience editing patterns for accessories such as socks, hats, shawls, cowls and blankets, creating charts and written instructions for both lace and cable motifs and designing beautiful pattern layouts in Canva, I’d be honoured to take some of the weight off your shoulders and help you realise your dream for your newest creation in any way you need.


As your tech editor I will check that:
  • your key numbers and any pattern repeats are accurate
  • all increases/decreases give the necessary stitch counts
  • your charts match your written instructions (if required)
  • your pattern has the same format and style throughout
  • the gauge reflects the finished measurements given in your pattern.

I can also recommend any additional features should you wish to make you pattern accessible to knitters with additional low vision needs.

What’s it like to work with me?

Before starting to work together, do get in touch to discuss your pattern and what you would like me to help you with. I will ask that you send me a PDF copy of your pattern so that I can confirm a price with you before getting started. You can find an outline of my prices below.

This price will include:

  • the initial edit
  • a second edit, once you have made any changes
  • a final check, if required, before you publish.

Once I have received confirmation that you are happy to go ahead l will then begin the edit.

My turnaround for each edit is 5 working days from receiving your confirmation email, though do ask if you need it quicker.

As your tech editor I will not make any changes to your pattern, I will simply annotate your PDF with any suggestions or changes needed, then send it back for you to make the changes you feel necessary.

How much will it cost?

I offer a flat rate that depends on the construction, number of sizes offered and whether there are any charts to be checked against the written instructions.

Package 1 – £30
  • Simple construction
  • One size
  • One chart

Eg Shawls, cowls, blankets

Package 2 – £50
  • Simple construction
  • Up to 3 sizes
  • One or more charts

Eg Hats, cowls

Package 3 – £70
  • More complex construction
  • Up to 5 sizes
  • One or more charts

Eg Socks, mittens, shawls

If you are unsure which package you require, or have multiple designs that you would like editing, do get in touch. You can email me or send me a message on Instagram, @theconsciousknitter, if you would prefer a more informal chat.


Do you wish you could add charts to your patterns but don’t know where to start?

Let me help! I’d love nothing more than to relieve your stress and turn your written instructions in to a clear and simple chart, or vice versa.

What’s it like to work with me?

I can create charts for any of your knitted items whether garments or accessories. All you need to do is let me know which part of the pattern you would like charting and send me a .PDF copy of your written instructions. If for any reason your pattern isn’t suitable for turning in to a chart, I will let you know free of charge.

Once you have given me the go ahead I will:

  • Create a chart using your written instructions.
  • Draw the chart using Stitchmastery software.
  • Offer advice on how to word your instructions to best include the chart, if necessary.
  • Send you .jpeg copies of your chart with a separate key in both horizontal and vertical format so you can arrange the charts in your pattern however you wish.
How much will it cost?
Option 1 – £10
  • Simple chart with knits and purls
  • Basic increases/decreases that maintain the stitch count
  • No shaping
Option 2 – £20
  • Simple lace or cables
  • Simple increases/decreases that change the stitch count
  • Basic shaping
option 3 – £30
  • Complex lace or cables
  • Complex increases/ decreases that change the stitch count
  • Complex shaping

If you require multiple charts or would like to discuss your needs further you can email me or send me a message on Instagram, @theconsciousknitter, if you would prefer a more informal chat.


Do you need written instructions for your charts?

If you have a chart that you would like full written instructions for, simply send me a copy of the chart and I will create row-by-row written instructions for you. I will then send these to you as a .PDF or as a Word .doc (which ever is easiest for you) so you can then add them to your pattern.

How much will it cost?

Please email me for a tailored quote or send me a message on Instagram, @theconsciousknitter, if you would prefer a more informal chat.


Who says that the pattern shouldn’t be just as beautiful as the design itself?

Does the thought of creating a layout for your patterns make you want to curl up and hide under a blanket? Then procrastinate no more! I love nothing more than playing around with fonts and colours to create the perfect layout for your patterns, that will reflect your brand and your designs beautifully.

How much will it cost?

Please email me to discuss your ideas and receive a tailored quote. If you would prefer a more informal chat you can send me a message on Instagram, @theconsciousknitter.

hear what others have to say…

If you’re looking to hire a tech editor, I would highly recommend Su. Working with Su was an absolute pleasure. Not only does she have a thorough and professional approach to her work, but she’s like a hawk when it comes to detail. Her turnaround was well within the time-frame agreed and her rates are very reasonable! Thank you, Su!

Neisha Abdulla – Neish Designs

Thanks to Su for fabulous tech editing, charting and for generally keeping my knits and purls in order!

Helen Stuart – Knitted Up North

Let’s make something beautiful together.