Knit Picks

The following are rates for Knit Picks.

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Please note, Knit Picks offers both an Independent Designer Program (IDP) and commissioned collections. The IDP does not offer a flat fee for designs, but instead pays what designs earn from their pattern sales.

—Posted 22 September 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $500

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions, solicited by the company

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No, was happy with contract as presented

Briefly describe your royalty payments: N/A

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample –  Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography –  Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 1250-1500yds [1143-1372m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

How many sizes did you grade?: 7

Primary stitch used in the design: Knit/Purl Motif

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Very professional, quick to respond, clear contract, and fair compensation. Payments were on time and the agreed amount. I was sent yarn to create my own sample to write the pattern, but Knit Picks knit the sample they photographed for the collections. I originally submitted for another call, but the design was kept for a new collection.

—Posted 11 July 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

Type of design: Scarf

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $300

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No- was happy with contract as presented

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 1/2 at pattern submission, 1/2 at publication

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 500-750yds [458-686m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

How many sizes did you grade?: 1

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Great company to work with.

—Posted 11 July 2016—

Year of Publication: 2013

Type of design: Sweater-Cardigan/Pullover

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $550

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No- was happy with contract as presented

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 1/2 at pattern submission, 1/2 at publication

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of Sample: 1500-1750yds [1372-1601m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: DK

How many sizes did you grade?: 10

Primary stitch used in the design: Cables

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Great company to work with.

—Posted 11 July 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Gloves/Mittens

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $450

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No- was happy with contract as presented

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 1/2 at pattern submission, 1/2 at publication

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: DK

How many sizes did you grade?: 1

Primary stitch used in the design: Cables

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Great company to work with.

—Posted 11 July 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Gloves/Mittens

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $350

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No- was happy with contract as presented

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 1/2 at pattern submission, 1/2 at publication

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

How many sizes did you grade?: 1

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Great company to work with.

—Posted 11 July 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Shawl

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $450

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No- was happy with contract as presented

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 1/2 at pattern submission, 1/2 at publication

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 750-1000yds [686-915m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

How many sizes did you grade?: 1

Primary stitch used in the design: Cables

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Great company to work with.

—Posted 28 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Summer Top

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $400

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No, was happy with contract as presented

Briefly describe your royalty payments: N/A

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 1250-1500yds [1143-1372m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: DK

How many sizes did you grade?: 8

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Knit Picks has a professional team and great system for their book collections. Good editing; good photography; good promotions, too.

—Posted 27 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

Type of design: Cowl

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $100

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: I am paid the full amount of every pattern sold every 3 months.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Company

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

Primary stitch used in the design: Knit/Purl Motif

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 4/5

 

—Posted 27 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2011

Type of design: Shawl

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $83.79

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 100% of pattern sales. Quarterly payment. After four years, total gross from sales of this pattern exceeded $450US.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Non-exclusive rights; can concurrently self-publish.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – N/A

Tech Editing – Designer

Photography – Designer

Layout – Designer

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 750-1000yds [686-915m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? About a year after initial publication, company reknitted it for promotion in their catalogue and inclusion in a custom kit. Company arranged for the knitting and photography of new sample. Company of course kept the new sample, but permitted me to use their photos wherever I wished. A sales spike accompanied the promotion in the catalogue. Another spike happened several years later when company featured this pattern in their blog

 

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2013

Type of design: Cowl

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $11.96

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: Yes

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 100% of pattern sales. Quarterly payments.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Non-exclusive rights; can concurrently self-publish.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – N/A

Tech Editing Designer 

Photography – Designer

Layout – Designer

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Mosaic

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

 

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Afghan/Blanket

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $127.68

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: No

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 100% of pattern sales. Quarterly payments. Please note that the first year amount of gross royalties given only represents eight months of sales, as this is a fairly new pattern.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Non-exclusive rights; can concurrently self-publish.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading Designer 

Tech Editing – Designer

Photography – Designer/Company

Layout – Designer

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 750-1000yds [686-915m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Pattern is fairly new; that’s why sample hasn’t been returned yet. Company featured pattern on Twitter upon release.

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Other

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $300

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Flat fee then rights revert back to me in 2 years.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading Company 

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 4/5

—Posted 21 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Plush Toy

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $300

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter 0): $0

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Paid 50% on receipt of sample and 50% on publication.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout –Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 750-1000yds [686-915m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: DK

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

—Posted 21 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Socks

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $300

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Exclusivity for 1 year then rights revert.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 250-500yds [229-458m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Knit Picks is the easiest, most professional, best company to work with. They pay half when you submit the final pattern, then half when the pattern is published.

 

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Other

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $700

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: Yes

Briefly describe your royalty payments: No royalties.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 4-6 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – N/A

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 250-500yds [229-458m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Cables

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Very good experience. Company knit the sample (and showed it to me to make sure it was right), all I had to do was write the pattern and answer the sample knitters questions. The contract said something like ‘your rights revert to you 6 months after publication or on Specific Date, whichever comes first’ (meaning that even if they publish late, I still get the rights back when I expect to. Paid right on time, and I get the rights back quickly. I can’t say enough good things about the experience and would happily work with them again.

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Other

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $600

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 100% of individual pattern sales. 65% of digital collection sales. %0 of print sales. In the first year, I was paid over $1000 in royalties for this collection.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 6-9 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: more than 2000yds [1829m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Other

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? This was for a collection with two cardigans, a vest, a cowl, and a hat and glove set. They were amazing to work with. We hit a few roadbumps because I was not given some information, and the company took on the extra work that resulted instead of putting it in my lap. Very professional.

 

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

Type of design: Shawl

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $300

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: One time fee for 12 months exclusivity rights

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 500-750yds [458-686m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? They are easy to work with and everything (communication, contracts, yarn support, etc) is very prompt.

 

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Hat

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $450

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Fixed fee for 24 months exclusivity.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 1000-1250yds [915-1143m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Yarn support is generous.

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Other

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $300

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Fixed fee for 2 year exclusivity period.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 750-1000yds [686-915m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

 

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Shawl

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $700

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Company has exclusive rights for 24 months. Can’t recall offhand if rights are non-exclusive or revert after the exclusivity period.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading –  Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 500-750yds [458-686m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

 

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Scarf

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $450

Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Exclusive rights for 2 years.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after more than 12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Company

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 500-750yds [458-686m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Sport

Primary stitch used in the design: Intarsia

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? By far the best company I’ve ever worked with. The designer is not responsible for knitting the sample.

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