Knit Now and Stylecraft are calling on crocheters and knitters to design accessory using up to three yarns for Stylecraft Bellisima Yarns.
Read the press release below.
Call for Submissions: Knit Now & Stylecraft Design Competition.
Are you looking for an easy way to get started in design?
The full details are on our blog here:
Meet Your Yarn
Stylecraft Bellissima DK is a brand-new yarn from Stylecraft. It is available in a curated palette of 14 beautiful shades inspired by nature, from Single Cream to Crushed Plum. It feels super-soft to the touch and has lovely stitch definition, making it perfect for textured stitches. It’s spun from 100% premium acrylic and has great yardage at 268m per 100g ball.
The Design Brief
We’re calling on you to create a brand-new knitted or crocheted accessory for Stylecraft Belissima. It must be your own design, and can use up to three balls of Bellissima in any combination of colours you choose.
Inspiration: Radiant Romance
A sumptuously soft palette of pastels that give a watery fluid feeling. Blush pinks blend with soft lilacs and periwinkles to create a feminine romance that leads into stronger fresh pigments that bring together a more interesting perspective for the use of colour.
How to Enter
The first stage is the submission process. We’re inviting you to come up with an original pattern idea and create a knitted or crocheted swatch. At this point you do not have to create a whole finished object – your swatch just needs to be big enough to convey your idea. Take a photo of your swatch and put this together with a sketch and description of your design to send in to us. There are tips for creating great submissions here. For your submission, you can use any yarn you have to hand. Once it is complete, please send your submission to us by email (ideally as a .pdf file) at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th November 2018. Please make sure your name and contact details are included in your submission file.
Choosing the winners
From all the submissions, we will shortlist 10 entrants who will each be sent enough yarn to create their design and write a pattern that will be scored by our expert judging panel. From this shortlist of 10, one winner and two runners-up will be chosen in each category – knitting and crochet. The runners-up will win a £50 bundle of Stylecraft yarn and the winners will win a £100 bundle of Stylecraft yarn and have their patterns published in Knit Now and Crochet Now, for which they will be paid £100, under the usual terms and conditions for Knit Now patterns (available on request).
The remaining shortlisted designs will be returned to the designers, who may submit them for separate publication or self-publish if they wish.
The Stylecraft brand was launched 29 years ago in 1989. Since then Stylecraft has grown consistently in size and popularity. It’s dedicated to bringing you the highest quality yarn and patterns with the best possible value. Quite simply, the team aims to bring you the best in hand knitting. Its yarn reflects the latest fashion trends together with essential classics and irresistible baby yarns. Stylecraft yarn is available in more than 1,000 shops in the UK as well as being exported to many countries around the world.