Knit Now design submission call for late winter 2017/2018 issue and the submission deadline is at 9am UK BST(British Summer Time) on 21st August 2017.
Read the press release below.
Our latest call for submissions is now available to download here.
We’re looking for fresh and inspiring designs for our Winter issues.
Deadline: Please send in your submission to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am UK time on Monday 21st August.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We have a preference for contemporary, gender-neutral designs but we’re open to more traditional patterns too. • 1 or 2 Home knits. Beautiful, useful, sometimes unexpected things. Cushions, gadget cases and tea cosies are welcome but we draw the line at egg cosies!
In each issue, about half of the patterns should respond directly to that issue’s theme; the remainder can simply be beautiful, inspiring, seasonally-appropriate knits.
TIP! We frequently have lots of excellent garments submitted, but we only commission an average of 2 garments per issue. You will improve your chances of acceptance if you think beyond garments. You are welcome to submit an idea in different variations – for example, the same stitch pattern used on a cardigan and a shawl.
The Collections: Frost Flowers https://www.pinterest.co.uk/kateheppell/frost-flowers/ It’s prime knitting season so we’re looking for cosy knits for the depths of winter. Focus on a dusky palette and fuzzy, airy yarns. We want to see all kinds of stitch patterns – textures, cables, lace and colourwork. Animal Lovers https://www.pinterest.co.uk/kateheppell/animal-lovers/ Gorgeous gifts for cute critters and the humans who love them. Remember that the majority of our patterns are for women’s accessories and garments – though we’re definitely open to a couple of designs for our furry friends and one or two baby makes. The Great British Library https://www.pinterest.co.uk/kateheppell/the-great-british-librart/ Turn to your bookshelf for inspiration this month. Whether it’s a well-worn classic or a modern work that touches your soul, we want to see your knits fit for literary heroines. This is our Best of British issue so our focus is on authors who have written in or about Britain, and all of the yarns featured will be made in Britain.
We are keen to feature all designers who call these shores home, no matter where they may originally hail from. Collection curated by Louise Scollay of KnitBritish.
Further inspiration If you’re looking for broad inspiration for this season’s knits, take a look at my general boards: Designs catching my eye: https://uk.pinterest.com/kateheppell/inspiring-knits/ Ideas for baby: https://uk.pinterest.com/kateheppell/tiny-people-knits/ This season’s catwalk collections: https://uk.pinterest.com/kateheppell/fall-17-rtw/