Our Editorial Code
The knitting patterns, kits, and supplies featured on Knitting Knowledge are not our own creations, but the works of talented designers from all over the internet.
We’re committed to editorial transparency – your trust is important to us, which is why we want to be upfront about how we make money, and how we pick and choose featured products.
We’ll never feature patterns, kits, or tools that we don’t personally love or wouldn’t want to use ourselves. We do not accept payment to include certain products or give positive reviews, and no one else has a say in what we feature on the website.
Every guide, every collection, every resource we create — we do it to help real people find beautiful things.
How We Make Money
Knitting Knowledge may contain advertisements, sponsored content, affiliate links, or other forms of monetization.
Companies and products cannot pay for inclusion on Knitting Knowledge. Our content is written purely to showcase the products and patterns we genuinely believe are the best.
Once we’ve picked these products, we see if it’s possible to find ‘affiliate links’ to them through programs like Shareasale and Awin. However, financial considerations do not affect which products we choose to include.
If you choose to buy the product or pattern through an affiliate link, it’s possible we will earn a small referral fee or commission from the website or pattern designer. However, these links have absolutely no effect on the price of the product.
If no affiliate link is available, none of our recommendations change. If the most beautiful pattern is free, it stays free, and we include it anyway. The link to that pattern will simply be ‘non-affiliated’. In fact, most of the links to patterns and kits on Knitting Knowledge are not affiliated.
Knitting Knowledge participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This program is designed to help websites earn compensation by linking to high-quality products on Amazon.com.
This program works in much the same way as other affiliate programs like Shareasale. We may earn a small commission if you choose to purchase a product through the links on our website.
You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any featured products. Like always, financial considerations will never affect the product we choose to recommend, either.
Knitting Knowledge is a participant in Google Adsense and other advertising programs. From time to time, you may see display advertisements appear across the website.
If you choose to click on any of these advertisements, we may earn a small referral fee. However, there is no obligation for you to interact with any visual advertisement on the website.
Knitting Knowledge is never directly compensated to highlight, recommend, or provide positive feedback on any products, services, websites, or other areas.
The opinions, views, and recommendations expressed in our content are those of the author alone – this will never change. We will only ever endorse products that we truly believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of that recommendation.
We do not host any content that might present a conflict of interest. If any financial consideration influences the content or information you see, that content will be clearly labelled as sponsored content – usually with a link to this page.
Finally, any claim, specification, statistic or other detail about a specific product should be verified with the original designer or provider, as we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information hosted on the website at all times.
Keeping Knitting Knowledge Free
So there you have it. In short, this website may be compensated by companies referenced in advertising, affiliate links, or otherwise.
In truth, we don’t receive compensation for the vast majority of products and services we recommend – this is a labour of passion, not profit! Any compensation we do make helps to maintain the website and keep it a completely free resource forever.
We aim to write and publish the most transparent, useful, and objective resources on knitting out there. That means we only include products and offers that we truly believe will benefit readers.
You may also have noticed that we haven’t got the most patterns on the site, or the most comprehensive guides – it’s our intention to collect as many as possible, but our focus is on quality, not quantity.
Why are we telling you all of this? We want to be the most reliable, trustworthy, and transparent source of stylish knitting patterns on the web, and that begins right here.
If you want to give us feedback on your experience with our website or any of the products we’ve featured, please get in touch. We’re always looking to improve, and your feedback helps us achieve that.