Call for submissions for Bladet garn
The design theme for our autumn issue is «graphical patterns on larger needles»
Autumn is a time for large, cozy garments. We need something to wrap ourselves into as the air
becomes crisp and chilly – that can replace coats and jackets in the transition
from summer to proper autumn, and soft wonderfulness to spend indoor time in.
For our autumn issue, we are looking for garments worked on larger needles. We would like graphical patterns of all kinds and wish for airy and soft textures.
Our moodboard includes graphical patterns that show the ambiance we are looking for. We are looking for designs inspired by straight lines and angles, while at the same time taking into consideration the need for soft and comfortable garments.
We welcome all types of designs but are particularly interested in clothes and accessories for children and adults. We request that all designs for adults span over sizes from XS to at least XXL. Experience shows that relatively few designs for men are submitted, so please consider submitting an idea for a men’s design if you have one.
Your submitted design cannot have been previously published in any publication, or previously have been publicly shown in any way, including social media, internet forums, and blogs.
Please submit your design idea by 15. May (feel free to submit earlier if possible). We will let you know by 23. May if your design has been picked out. We need the completed and tested pattern and the completed garment by 1. July. The magazine will be published in April 2019.
We offer payment based on the size of the garment and the complexity of the pattern.
Rights and publication:
Bladet garn has sole rights to publish the pattern for six months after the publication date. After the first six months, we will continue selling the magazine, but each designer can also sell their pattern individually.
Submit design idea:
We need the following information:
- A detailed description of your design, including construction, sizes, yarn choice. We need at least a sketch of the design and a picture of a swatch that shows colours/structure/design elements.
- A brief description of your inspiration for the design and how you envision your design within the framework of our design theme.