Hi Debbie, I have been bought knitting pattern books (including some of yours) by my children over the years as gifts. However, although I would say I am a relatively experienced knitter, sometimes I struggle like the clappers with the patterns, because too much knowledge by the knitter is assumed. So ... I tend to gravitate towards buying patterns online, or even sourcing free ones, because often there is the opportunity of a dialogue with the pattern designer if you are stuck, and/or because it is an electronic version of the patterns, updates can be readily made if errors are picked up. (I print them out of course, but often revisit the website to check for comments when I am struggling).
So my question is - do you test your patterns on "ordinary" knitters? And what do you think about online sites being more suitable for sourcing knitting patterns than books (which are often expensive to buy)?
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