Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar

The following are rates for Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar.


—Posted 17 November 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Hat

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: A Copy of the calendar

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: 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

Briefly describe your royalty payments: One time payment in the form of a copy of the calendar.

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

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Designer

Sample –  Designer

Grading –  Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography –  Designer

Layout – Company

Customer Support –  Designer

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

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

How many sizes did you grade?: 1

Primary stitch used in the design: Knit/Purl Motif

Would you work with this company again?: No

How would you rate your experience with this company? 1/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? I have submitted for a few years to this publication. Communication between editor and designer is sadly lacking and often follows a “script”. Company was supposed to tech edit and I’ve had customers complain as errors have been found. The promise of being entered into a “contest” to win actual money (rather than just a copy of the calendar) seems to lean heavily towards designers who have repeatedly submitted over several years.