Getting your design into a magazine is not Impossible – so GO FOR IT and make a submission this month.
Let’s see whats out there this week…..
Submission Calls: 20 Sept 2018
Click on the Publication titles to open a summary of the submission call; the buttons link through to the Ravelry posts for full details.
Sweet Georgia Yarns ~ Spring+Summer 2019 10-Piece Knitwear Collection (6 Aug)
Our themes for this season include:• Seaside: Casual, elegant silhouettes in lightweight cardigans, breezy pullovers, and large, cozy shawls. Simple elements of lace, dropped stitches, subtle fringe, or soft pleats are just enough to accent the timeless appeal. Breathable comfort, easy details, and flattering shapes are key. Project Focus » Pullovers or cardigans, blanket-sized shawls, lightweight scarves, easy accessories. • Berry Season: Bright, warm, and exuding the summery passion of a sun-soaked berry field. The shapes are alluring, exciting knitters with new techniques and gorgeous use of colour. The richness is in the little details, like lines of lace, touches of embroidery, and unique shapes. Fun, functional, and utterly summer-ready. Project Focus » Lightweight cardigans, sleeveless shells, unique shawls shapes, quick-to-knit accessories.
Deadline: August 6
Knit Picks ~ Socks (13 Aug)
Knit Picks is looking for designs for a 8-16 pattern collection to be released in Spring 2019, featuring socks. Grab your most colorful sock yarn and needles – the collection will showcase handpainted yarns at their best. Dramatic textures, small cables, planned pooling and sturdy lace – we want to put these colorways through their paces. Use a single color for a sock or multiple hand painted colorways for a stunning effect, just make sure those details don’t get lost.
Deadline: Aug 13
Knit Picks ~ Knits for Dog Lovers (13 Aug)
Knit Picks is looking for designs for a 8-16 pattern collection to be released in late Spring 2019, featuring knits for dog lovers. We’re looking for dog-inspired knits for people who love their pups: dogs/dog faces, paws, bones, and more on sweaters, accessories, and items for the home. We’d love to see a basic dog sweater recipe, but no dog toys please.
Deadline: Aug 13
Crochet Now – All Types of Winter Projects (14 Aug)
Crochet Now is looking for submissions for issues 34 (on sale 25th October), 35 (22nd November) and 36 (20th December) – think Winter, with a sprinkling of Christmas, leading into Valentines Day (am I really typing that now?!)
I am looking for
– blankets and throws
– cowls and shawls
– garments (including poncho’s, cardigans, pullovers)
– Tunisian crochet
– children/baby items (clothes and accessories)
– cushions and other home decor
Anything using interesting or different stitches outside of standard crochet will definitely be welcomed! A vast part of the Crochet Now audience consider themselves to be intermediate crocheters.
Deadline: Aug 14
Biscotte Yarns ~ All Types of Knit Garments (15 Aug)
We are currently looking for new knitting patterns to be published from March to August 2019. It can be any type of garment: hat, mittens, socks, sweater, cardigan, shawl and baby/child garments as well.
You can use any yarn from our hand-dyed yarn collection: https://biscotteyarns.com/collections/hand-dyed-yarns
If you need a specific color (semi-solid, speckled and/or self-striping) we will do our best to suits your needs.
Since our specialty is self-striping yarn, we like to get designs submissions in which self-striping colors are integrated in an original way. That said, the use of self-striping yarn is not mandatory: you are free to choose any colors that inspire you.
We also have a sock club running every two months and we never get too much sock designs submission
Deadline: Aug 15
Wool Studio ~ Stripes, Shapes, and Color (22 Aug)
Wool Studio: For the Vol VI: Spring 2019 issue of Wool Studio, we are looking for innovative and simple ways to play with stripes, shapes, and color. For this fresh and slightly whimsical collection of spring knits, we want to see a cerebral use of geometry applied through textures, multi-directional knitting, short-rows, chevrons, and slipstitch motifs. Create modern and unexpected silhouettes for the woman looking for elegant and fun wardrobe staples. We’re looking for women’s sweaters, cardigans, coatigans, hats, shawls, shlankets, and fingerless mitts.
Deadline: Aug 22
Interweave Crochet ~ Summer Themes (28 Aug)
For the Summer 2019 issue of Interweave Crochet, we are looking for stylish and beautiful designs to inspire summer stitching.Themes:- Flower Child- Vintage Stripes- Pretty in Plum- Natural Dyes
Deadline: Aug 28
Yurika New Pattern Sales Site (Open Deadline)
Call for Designers – My name is Yurika, and I have been working on a new pattern site for the past six months (I build ECommerce sites for businesses as part of my day job in media and communications) where I hope to sell crochet and knitting patterns. This site will be launching under a separate brand name by end July/early August.. (so not under my Fiber Quest title).
At the moment, I am putting together a list of initial designers who would be interested in selling their patterns on the site from day one.
I am looking for a very specific aesthetic (modern and clean, with a fresh approach to crafting), as I want to create a curated space. Think Hipster / boho chic / trendy / urban / young…
Sweet Paprika Designs (Ongoing)
Hello designers! My name is Debbie, and I run Sweet Paprika Designs together with my sister Elizabeth. We create luxurious hand-dyed yarns in our studio in Montreal, which are available online through our own website and in person through our retailers across Canada.
We are interested in both knit and crochet designs.
Compensation/Support/Rights: Sweet Paprika will provide the agreed upon yarn to the designer. The designer will be responsible for all aspects of self-publishing their pattern, within the agreed upon timeframe. The designer will retain full rights to their pattern. Sweet Paprika will request use of the designer’s images for promotional purposes.
Submission Requirements: Please submit your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal should include a sketch, swatch, description of the project, and yarn requirements. Please also include links to your Ravelry page, website, etc.
Knitcircus Yarns ~ Yarn Support Program (Ongoing)
Knitcircus Studio creates hand-dyed Gradient, Impressionist Gradient, Speckled Handpaint and Semi-Solid Merino-based yarns in cake sizes 50-150g, and Matching Socks Sets in Small, Medium and Large. We are interested in working with designers by providing traditional yarn support for your patterns.
We don’t have specific theme or deadline requirements; we want to work with you to enhance your vision and match it with the perfect yarn and dye technique. The only requirement we have is that the pattern use exclusively Knitcircus Yarn and does not call for using stash yarn/other company’s yarn along with our yarn to obtain the desired result. You may list other suggested yarns in the pattern, but the knitter/crocheter must be able to successfully complete the project using Knitcircus Yarn in off-the-shelf quantities.
If you wish to design a pattern using Knitcircus yarn, please contact email@example.com (please not through Ravmessages) to communicate your idea, yarn needs and timeline and we will be happy to work with you.
We will provide the yarn for your project and will publicize the finished project in tandem with your release date on social media, and may create a kit for sale on our web store, directing customers to purchase the pattern directly from you or your publication. If you wholesale your patterns, please let us know so we can purchase them for sale in our online and brick-and-mortar store.
Let’s get your inspiration flowing and raise your visibility.
We challenge you to submit to one publication a month!
Remember: Rejections don’t kill you, they certainly haven’t killed me. Plus, you will have a new design ready to self publish.