Knit Now makes a UK-based designers only design submission for its Nordic Christmas Kit and Bright Modern Christmas Kit. The closing date for submission is midday UK time on Monday 11th March, 2019.
Read the press release below.
Knit Now: We want your quick little patterns
Fancy a quick little design challenge?
I’m looking for some fun little quick makes today. As you may know, we sometimes give away cute little knitting kits with the magazine. Recently we’ve done an Alice in Wonderland kit and a little Christmas dog kit in his own Christmas jumper. We also like to offer our readers some alternative makes for their kit yarn – things like mitts, hats, mug cosies etc.
Your designs don’t need to use up all of the yarn, or even use all of the colours if you don’t want to. You can add beads, buttons, notions etc. but please don’t add any extra yarns.
Due to the tight turn-arounds, this call will be for UK-based designers only but I’m working on the mood boards for our main Autumn call at the moment as well – that call will be going out next week and will be open to all designers, wherever you’re based.
So, if that sounds like it might be up your street, read on for the details.
About the yarn
The yarn for both kits knits to a standard 4-ply tension.
Nordic Christmas Kit: On sale September
This is a big bumper kit which will include the following yarn amounts:
Projects we’d like to see for the Nordic Christmas Kit:
Wintry accessories such as hats and mitts.
Fun Christmas decorations and novelties.
Home knits such as mug cosies.
Anything you’d love to give as a gift at Christmas.
Bright Modern Christmas Kit: On sale October
Projects we’d like to see for the Bright Modern Christmas kit:
Very quick mini makes.
Sweet gifts for babies.
Gifts for all the family.
Patterns which can be written concisely (I have limited space but want to get a lot of patterns in here!).
What to send:
Please send a PDF, including a sketch and a description of your idea. It would of course be best if you can include a swatch as well, but I know this is a super-tight turn-around so if you don’t have time, don’t let that be a barrier to submitting.
IMPORTANT: Please save the PDF as yourname_patternname.pdf
For example – SarahJones_MugCosy.pdf
Please send in your submission to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by midday UK time on Monday 11th March – that’s this coming Monday. Commissions will be sent out the same day, the yarn will be sent straight out and final samples will be due back with me by Monday 1st April. I know this is super-tight, but remember these are all small knits so hopefully it should be do-able.The usual rights and terms apply for these patterns – you will be paid fairly for your work, your samples remain your property, and 4 months after publication, the rights to your patterns will return to you.If you have any questions at all, please just give me a shout.