CREATE THE foundation for your first design in 5 days

Transform your knitting experience.

Have you been feeling that creative itch to try your own hand at creating your own knitwear designs?

Do you ever feel inspired to knit something but don't find a pattern that's quite suited for your needs?

What if you could transform your yarn according to your creative vision and inner magic?


One of the most gratifying moments of designing my own pattern is when I take the finished piece off of the blocking mats and it came out the exact way I envisioned it. It's a very empowering moment, and one that's super easy to get addicted to - I have to continue designing more! What else can I create? How far can I push my creative limits and boundaries? In what ways can I transform my yarn?

Designing my own knitwear has created a new type of relationship between me, my yarn and my needles. It requires me to really dig deep within myself, to think, to create, to transform, and in turn, I develop a much more enriching and rewarding knitting experience. It also makes me see myself in a new light, one of a creative being who is able to take her creative visions and manifest it into reality.

Join me August 5th as I will be running an updated and revamped version of my popular challenge: Initiate Knit Design, where you will discover how you can transform your yarn into designs of your own creation. This workshop is NOT about creating the perfect design on the first try. It is about guiding you through the process of knitwear design so that when inspiration hits you, you know exactly what to do and do it with CONFIDENCE + CREATIVITY. 

Over the course of 5 days, you will work on creating the foundation of a design by putting together a proposal that articulates the vision and story behind your design.

Workshop Breakdown:
How you're going to transform your yarn in 5 days.

Lessons Sent straight to your inbox

Over the course of 5 days you will receive an email from me, detailing the lesson and assignment that you will be working on for the day.

Daily Live-Streams in the Facebook group

Upon signing up for the workshop you will receive a special invitation to the Yarn Alchemist Facebook Group. Join me + other Fibre Muses every day as I go over the lesson and assignment as well as answer your Q&As.

An Engaging and Encouraging Community

One of the best parts of this workshop is the community that comes with it. Find encouragement and support other Fibre Muses as they transform their yarn alongside you. We are a community that values collaboration and positivity over competition.

Love from Past Participants

This challenge actually showed me that I can be creative. I was previously under the impression that I could only ever be a pattern-follower and could never write my own design. As I went through this challenge though, it showed me that I totally can design and gave me the confidence to put myself out there and get publishing! I am about to publish my 5th pattern today
— Christy Furlan


How much is it to join this challenge?
It’s free!

I don't consider myself to be very creative...
Here's a secret: neither did I! I believe that creativity is a skill that can be tapped into and harnessed. There are certainly those who are naturally creative, but as someone who was not, creativity, like a muscle, can be exercised and improved!

How will the prompts be delivered?
Everything will be sent to you via email.

How much time will I need to invest in the challenge?
There are five steps in this challenge, but you will have two days to complete each step.

Where do I post?
There will be individual threads in the Initiate Knit Design Facebook Group

What happens after the challenge ends?
The doors to my signature e-course, SWATCH Studio, will open for a new round of students. If you enjoyed the challenge and want to pursue knitwear designer further and receive more guidance and coaching from me, then this is best next step for you!


Kia Ora! My name is Francoise, but feel free to call me Frenchie.

I am a Yarn Alchemist: I transform yarn into knitwear designs with an emphasis on self-care, self-discovery, selflessness and self-expression in order to create a more enriching and engaging experience between you, your yarn and your needles.

My mission is to evolve and grow, and right now, the way I do that is by helping my Fibre Muses, like you, dive deep into themselves to find their creativity and magic. 

As someone who has been designing patterns for almost three years now and have created a successful brand and career out of it, I've also taught others how to become Yarn Alchemists themselves and set them on the path to developing their own knitwear design brands. I like to consider myself a Catalyst rather than a teacher, as I ignite the spark of creativity and transformation, encouraging and empowering you to take the next steps needed to go forward without fear.