Since being made redundant from the corporate world in August 2020, everything that I create on this website is helped by support on Patreon. Patreon allows me to build a foundation to continue doing what I enjoy the most which is creating knitting patterns and yarns that knitters will love working with. By becoming a supporter you can join my exclusive Patreon community, have your say on future designs, get pattern discounts, go behind-the-scenes with new designs, enjoy website discounts, Monthly Zoom Knit Nights and more! 

What is Patreon?

Patreon offers an easy way to see new behind-the-scenes content and updates. You can also get exclusive discounts and perks! From just £2.50 (+VAT) - or the price of a coffee per month, patrons will enable me to dedicate more time to creating patterns, video tutorials, running KAL's, yarn dyeing, developing products for the online shop and much, much more! 

If you enjoy my designs, yarns and knitty bits, or want to know more about what goes into creating and publishing a knitting design or yarn dyeing, by becoming a Patron you will get access to all the behind-the-scenes inspirations!

There are 3 membership tiers available, and no matter which one you sign up for you will automatically become part of my exclusive Patreon community and recieve a free pattern of your choice every quarter (or monthly if you sign up to the Lace Tier).

You can also use Patreon to message me directly if you need pattern support or have ideas for things you would like to see from me, such as future designs or colourways.

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DOUBLE KNIT TIER

For the price of a cup of coffee each month you can join the warm and cozy Double Knit tier and enjoy:

A monthly written update on what’s been happening here at UTOTK and what's coming up.

A monthly chat thread where we can talk all things knitting and get to know each other.

A pattern of your choice from my catalogue of self-published patterns every quarter.

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SOCK TIER

Like sock yarn, this tier is good all-rounder! Here you can enjoy:

Fortnightly behind-the-scenes videos, join me to find out:

- What's off the needles - get an exclusive first sight of upcoming designs

- What's on the needles - see what gets cast on next and follow new projects from start to finish through the updates

- Shop updates - find out what's new in the shop whether its a new yarn base, colourway, stitch marker collection or knitting accessory 

- What's Coming Up - get the latest news on upcoming classes, yarn shows, KAL's and promotions

A monthly chat thread where we can talk all things knitting and get to know each other.

You will also receive a pattern of your choice from my catalogue of self-published patterns every quarter.

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LACE TIER

Enjoy finer details and exclusive content in the Lace tier. Here you can enjoy:

Fortnightly behind-the-scenes videos, join me to find out:

- What's off the needles - get an exclusive first sight of upcoming designs

- What's on the needles - see what gets cast on next and follow new projects from start to finish through the updates

- Shop updates - find out what's new in the shop whether its a new yarn base, colourway, stitch marker collection or knitting accessory 

- What's Coming Up - get the latest news on upcoming classes, yarn shows, KAL's and promotions

A monthly chat thread where we can talk all things knitting and get to know each other.

You will receive a free pattern of your choice from my catalogue of self-published patterns every month.

Test Knitting Priority! If you like the look of an upcoming pattern in a video update, you will have the opportunity to register for priority test knit when the pattern is ready. You will receive a test knit notification 24 hours before the general e-mail goes out.

10% off all website orders

A monthly Zoom Knit and Natter! 

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How Does Patron Support Help?

For me, publishing a knitting pattern is a lengthy process and there are many costs involved to get it up to the standard where I am happy to publish it.

As well as sourcing the yarn for the sample, there is also the time it takes to knit the sample and then write up the pattern. Once the first draft of the pattern is written, it then gets sent to a professional tech editor to check every single detail. Depending on the compexity of the pattern this can take many hours and reiterations of the pattern before it is considered publish-worthy. I would say tech editing is the main cost for me when it comes to pattern writing - but it's a step I won't skip as it's important to me that my patterns are accurate.

After tech editing, the pattern then gets sent to a group of test knitters who work through the pattern and catch anything that may have been missed, and also give me feedback and suggestions on how the pattern could be improved.

Your support on Patreon will allow me to cover these costs, and also allow me to continue to offer patterns for free on the website too.

And I love to hear your feedback - so as a Patron, if there is something you would like to see, such as a specific video tutorial, or if you would like to see more patterns for cowls for example then my Patron community is the perfect place for you to come and have your say.

So, for the price of a virtual coffee a month why not join this journey with me and let's have some fun with this!