So, you’ve taken the plunge and you’ve started designing patterns. Well done!

You’ve had your first pattern tech edited and tested, and you’ve published it . Now what?

There are a multitude of ways to promote your new pattern. Here are just some of the ones I use:

  • Ravelry:
  • Facebook:
    • Addicted to Knitting group: Promotion of your own business allowed on Mondays with the heading #selfpromomonday. Posts about sales, giveaways, yarn swaps or requests are not allowed.
    • Knit & Chat group: #selfpromosaturday. This one can get a little tricky to post to correctly – send me a message and I can outline the correct way to do it so that the admins will approve your post.
    • Set up your own page and promote your patterns. You can then share these posts to your personal account if you want.
  • Instagram: If you don’t have an IG account, I highly recommend you set one up! You can then link your IG account to push your posts directly to your Facebook page.