• Add description, images, menus and links to your mega menu

  • A column with no settings can be used as a spacer

  • Link to your collections, sales and even external links

  • Add up to five columns

  • Rockstar designers #1 - Sally Melville

    February 17, 2015 2 min read 3 Comments

    Thank you everyone for your comments on the post about 5 things all great patterns share!  As promised, I will share those designers whose patterns have been consistently stylish, accurate, clear, detailed, and broadly sized.  First, of course, is the incomparable, Sally Melville.  

     First, for a novice knitter, or a novice sweater knitter, there's no one better than Sally Melville. Her early books, The Knit Stitch and The Purl Stitch, were absolutely ground breaking, and they remain my go to books recommendations for all newer knitters. They are, first an foremost, learn-to-knit books, but the patterns are good-looking, flattering across a wide range of body types, and well written. Each pattern teaches you a new skill and builds on your previous lessons. Sally shows you exactly what you need to know exactly when you need to know it. 

    The schematics are wonderfully detailed, showing you where the shaping occurs and indicating where you would lengthen or shorten the garment to suit you. 

    If you work through these two books, you will be quite an accomplished knitter, and you will have a broad and deep understanding of knitting, knitted fabric, sweater construction, and more. Plus you'll have several fabulous new wardrobe staples that you'll reach for again and again.

    I have knit two Einstein Coats, a Caddy Sweater, the Simple Roll Neck Shell, Faith Jacket, Collar Closing Cardigan, and L'Envelope, and more.  They are all wonderfully written, and they work. 

    Sally's latest book, Knitting Pattern Essentials, is a comprehensive look at pattern construction and gives you the skills to draft your own patterns.  Even if you're not interested in designing, having a clear understanding of pattern drafting will help you power through those other patterns that are not as clear and accurate as we might like.   

    3 Responses

    Owen Sandridge
    Owen Sandridge

    May 14, 2020

    Subject: SEO Action Plan For

    Many of your competitors are sitting at home and doing nothing.

    Its perfect time to plan your marketing strategy. You have created good website but your site is not currently ranking in Google mainly because content and images are not optimized correctly. We need to optimize your website for search engines and make it search engine friendly.

    I have analyzed your site in-depth and you can view your website audit report at

    With in-depth keyword research and on-page optimization we can rank your website for many keywords. We will reverse engineer competitor’s link building strategies and get the links from similar sources.

    Unlike our competitors, we do not charge separately for SEO, graphics design, content writers, wordpress programmers, etc. We offer entire suite under one pricing structure.

    You get part time or full time digital marketing executive who works on your project on daily.

    We charge only $6.25/hr

    * We have 2 packages for digital marketing services:

    1. Part Time : 4 hours/day: 80 hours /month – $500/mo
    2. Full Time: 8 hours/day : 160 hours / month – $1000/mo

    If you like my proposal then please let me know a good time and phone number to reach out to you and we will present detailed SEO plan of action. I will also include free social media marketing along with search engine marketing.

    Looking forward to working with you.

    Sam D.
    Business Development Manager
    Business Promoted


    February 17, 2015

    Great piece on the fabulous Sally Melville; and I am looking forward to more of these.

    Peggy Burkenstock
    Peggy Burkenstock

    February 17, 2015

    Enjoyed your classes the weekend Sally was there . Understated elegance is what I think of after attending!

    Leave a comment