Design Challenge: Submission deadline October 1st 2020, Descriptive Guidelines and Themes, Knit Simple makes a design submission call for Spring Summer 2020

Knit Simple makes its design submission call for Spring Summer 2020 and the deadline for all submissions is October 1st at 9:00 am EST.

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Design Call: Knit Simple Spring Summer 2020

Dear Designers,

We are asking for your submissions for Knit Simple Spring Summer ’20. Please see below the stories we would like you to design for:

Little Girl Dresses

Create dresses that utilize both fabric and knit or dresses that are just knit. Design theme could be anything spring-themed, like flowers, summer treats, etc.


These staples in womenswear are perfect for layering in spring or for wearing on a warm summer day. Use simple stitch repeats to make them unique and fun!


Bags are great for summer knitting or crocheting. So practical and useful for those strolls through markets that line the streets all summer. Perfect for showing off at summer events too! Show us bags that are in unique shapes, great for a boho chic look.


With a unique bag, you’ll also need some fun summer accessories. Design with travel in mind, like a passport cover, sunglasses case, light scarves and hats, and even electronic covers.


To top off these great pieces, think of some knit or crocheted jewelry for the summer. Earrings and necklaces make perfect additions to your summer wardrobe.

Beach Coverups

Light and airy beach coverups are great for slipping on for that short walk from the home to the beach, and back again! Unique stripe repeats or simple lace stitches are ideal for all ages.

Home Décor

Knit home pieces add that extra special touch to any room. For spring and summer, we are looking for knit home pieces with a nautical or beach house theme. Think of something made with cotton or linen to compliment your home and the beach weather.

We love to see what inspired your designs, too! Check out pinterest for tons of great ideas, and show us your twist on it or how you would make it your own.

E-mail your submissions as pdf, jpg, or doc attachments to with “Knit Simple Spring Summer 20 Design Submission” in the subject line. Please keep your submissions to a maximum of 2 pages and 2MB per design idea. Be sure that your name and contact information is listed on each page.

Please note that we will only contact you if your design is chosen. However, if your design is not chosen for this issue, it will be held for future consideration.

The deadline for all submissions will be October 1st.


Please submit a ONE PAGE .PDF with your images and brief explanation of your techniques. Make sure to include: YOUR NAME, EMAIL, SHIPPING ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER on the submission. Any submissions without this info may not be considered.

When sending us your submission, please take into account the following procedures, which will help us to expedite our communication with you:

• Make your presentation as organized and concise as possible.
• If submissions are mailed in, they will be returned as soon as we are finished with them. Due to space restrictions, we cannot hold all designs that are submitted for the duration of the selection process. Should you receive a few but not all of your submissions back, it means we are holding the balance for possible placement and will return them as soon as the process is complete.
• If submissions are emailed in, you will hear from us if your design has been selected. Due to the sheer volume of submissions that we receive it’s not possible to respond to every one.
• If you want to use any of your submissions for another purpose during the review process, send an email to asking to take out of consideration the particular submission(s).
• Please do not telephone or email with inquiries as to the status of your submissions.
Bear in mind that we reserve the right to hold and review design submissions for all of our publications until such time as the design selection process is finalized for a season; this may take up to six months.

Designs can be either mailed or emailed (but not both please). Follow these guidelines for submission:

Mailed Submissions:
• A swatch should always accompany a design sketch. Please staple them together.
• Mount sketches and attach swatches to 8.5″ x 11″ sheets.
• Make sketches dark enough to photocopy and keep a photocopy of each submission for your own records.
• Print your name, email and phone number clearly on each page.
• Include a self-addressed stamped envelope to ensure your swatches and sketches are returned.
• Mail to Vogue Knitting Magazine, Design Submissions, 104 West 27th Street, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10001

Emailed Submissions:
• Send clear scanned images of swatches and sketches and be sure that each file is clearly labeled with your name, address and phone number. Also make it clear which sketch and swatch are to accompany each other.
• If necessary, we will request a hard copy of a submission.
• JPGs or PDF files work best for us at 72 dpi only.

Please note that submission of a design does not guarantee publication in the magazine.

Matthew and the Knit Simple Design Team