You’ve got questions? I may well have answers! See if you find what you’re looking for here. If not, you’re always welcome to get in touch (hunter at pantsville press dot com will find me).
If you do have a question, please remember that email is the fastest and most reliable way to reach me. Every now and then someone asks a question on twitter or on a post on instagram or pinterest or in a comment on an old blog post, and I often don’t see those (or at least don’t see them quickly). If you need help, email is the way to go!
I’m a yarn store, can I carry your books? Do you do trunk shows?
Yes, and I’m flattered you asked. Head over here for all the info!
What needle size should I use?
Generally, I don’t give needle sizes in my patterns. That’s because it doesn’t really matter what needle size you’re using, it matters what gauge you’re getting. And the needles you need to get that gauge may be radically different from the needles another knitter needs to get gauge.
So instead of giving a needle size, I give you a gauge and tell you to swatch. The needles you should use are whatever needles give you that gauge.
I think there may be a problem with a pattern, what should I do?
It’s possible, mistakes do happen. Any problems I know about (along with ways to fix them) are listed on the errata page. But if you run into something you don’t see there, just let me know (hunter at pantsville press dot com will find me). I’ll do my best to help!
What can I do with your patterns and the things I make from them?
It’s fine for you to make as many pieces from my patterns as you’d like. They can be for your use, for use as gifts, or for use as a charitable donation. It’s also completely ok if you want to make items and sell them (as far as I can tell, designers can’t actually prevent you from doing that, even if they wanted to).
It is not ok for you to sell the patterns themselves, or to make them freely available to others.
If you want to use one of my patterns for a class, please ask your students to download it themselves or get in touch with me directly and we can arrange something to suit your plans.
Will you give me a the pattern I want for free?
No, my patterns are for sale and I won’t give them to you for free. This is my full time job and how I pay my bills. Putting together a good pattern takes hours and hours of work, I need to charge for my work if I’m going to keep designing patterns.
That said, I have published several patterns in knitty in the past and those are available for free (you can find them here). And I occasionally make free patterns available to my mailing list (right now, you can get this one for free if you’re on the list).
Do you have a mailing list?
Of course! If you’d like to be notified when I release a new book, a new pattern or have a sale, you should sign up. Just fill out the little form down there and sign up. Then, and this is the important bit, go check your email. You’ll have an automated message from me. You must click the button in that message to complete your subscription (this helps make sure that no one can sign you up without your permission or knowledge). Once you’ve done that you’ll be all set.
What’s up with affiliate links?
The links to amazon on this site are affiliate links. That means if you click a link, and then buy something from amazon, amazon may send me a few cents. You don’t pay any more than you otherwise would, in fact you won’t notice anything different at all. It’s just a little extra income to help me keep the site up and running.