Standard fee for patterns

KilgoreTrout's picture

Hey guys!
Its been ages since I've posted anything here, and also many months since I've had needles in my hands. I was hoping to get some advice from other designers out there...

I recently had a few of my original patterns accepted by a knitting magazine in the UK. I'm excited to finally have my work published, some of the designs have been laying dormant for years...! BUT, I'm a total noob to the business and have no idea how much to charge. To charge by the hour would surely be way too much money for this small magazine, but I also don't want to sell myself short.

Does anyone have a figure for an "average", appropriate sum to request? Is there an industry standard for this?
Thanks for any advice!


PaulJMC's picture

Love to see some of your

Love to see some of your designs mate - it is SO hard to track down good men's patterns... most of it looks stuck in the eighties!

Good luck with the publications!


HuskerChub's picture

A few years ago (4-5) when I

A few years ago (4-5) when I had some patterns published in Knitter's the price payed for the pattern and knitting was in the $250-350 range depending on amt of work etc. They supplied the yarn, I supplied the finished article and the pattern. Hope this helps