Fiona Oliver

Fiona Oliver

I’m a newcomer to the knitting design space so I’m not sure just yet what my design “thing” will be. However, I’m sure of one thing - I love knitting things that have odd construction requirements and which also incorporate unusual features. So I guess for now I’ll be designing things that I would want to knit.

In 2017 I have picked up my crochet hooks again and had a red hot go at designing some crochet accessories. I’m really enjoying reaching back to my old skill set, but just as with knitting, I’m also realising that I still have a lot to learn.

Most of my designs assume a reasonable skill level but I also include links to helpful video tutorials (prepared by other people) so that everyone can have a go, even if they are less confident with some of the techniques that I use.

A few folk have asked me about how I price my patterns - and my answer is that I use the cappucino pricing model. In other words, would someone be prepared to forego a cappuccino ($3.50 for a small one in country Australia!) in order to buy my pattern? Where I’ve included some extra resources or multiple sizes with a pattern (e.g. Magic Ball Musings information booklet) then it counts as a muggacino and will cost $4.00. When I finally get to the stage of designing larger garments, or the design includes a lot of extra instructions or resources, then I guess my pricing will be for two cappucinos, or maybe a cappuccino and a chocolate brownie. Because let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a good cup of coffee, something a little chocolatey and a project on the needles. :-)

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