The following are rates for Koigu.



—Posted 28 March 2019—

Year of Publication: 2019

Type of design: Shawl

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $220

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?: No

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: Company retains all rights and sample, forever

What best describes the rights you granted this company?: Company retains all rights (rights never revert back to me).

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing –  Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 500-750yds [458-686m]5

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

How many sizes did you grade: 1

Would you work with this company again?: No

How would you rate your experience with this company?: Not provided

Anything else?: I have sent the submission and I wasn’t contacted by the company about contract or anything: I have “simply” received the yarn on my door step. The contract too was included and it was a surprise to read about the exclusive rights and no return of sample. At that point I had the yarn so it seemed to me unprofessional (from my part) to discuss the contract.