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Cast On has several regular features. Projects related to these topics are always welcome.

  • Fashion Framework discusses a particular type of garment or project.
  • Stitch Anatomy discusses a stitch pattern.
  • Learn Something New discusses a specific technique and provides a simple pattern for a small project. Past topics have been Beading and Shadow Knitting.
  • Pattern From a Member is restricted to a TKGA member. We give precedence to those working on the Master Hand Knitting program.
  • Special Topics in Finishing.
  • Special Topics in Design.
  • Technical articles. We are always interested in articles discussing knitting history and traditions, new ways of doing things, and in depth treatment of techniques

Our intention is to have a range of projects in each issue. Proposals for sweaters, accessories, designs for children and babies, and household items. Cast On is not “seasonal”. Our members live all around the world in very different climates. They also are interested in seeing projects for upcoming seasons.

Here is the Design Calendar for the upcoming issues of Cast On Magazine:

Fall 2024

Call for Designs Sent April 5
Proposals Due May 3
Designers Notified May 8
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts May 8-13
Designs and Patterns Due July 8
Publication Date August 1

  • Fashion Framework – Toe-up Socks
  • Stitch Anatomy – Bobbles
  • Learn Something New – Jogless Join
  • Special Topics in Finishing – Embroidery on Knitted Fabric
  • Special Topics in Design – Ganseys

Winter 2024-2025 Issue

Call for Designs Sent July 10
Proposals Due July 31
Designers Notified August 6
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts August 6-12
Designs and Patterns Due October 8
Publication Date November 1

  • Fashion Framework – Stocking Caps
  • Stitch Anatomy – Bavarian Stitch Patterns
  • Learn Something New – Alternate CO/BO Techniques
  • Special Topics in Finishing – Weaving in Yarn Tails (Stranded Work)
  • Special Topics  in Design – Designing with Two Yarns Held Together

Spring 2025 Issue

Call for Designs Sent October 10
Proposals Due October 30
Designers Notified November 6
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts November 6-10
Designs and Patterns Due January 8
Publication Date February 1

  • Fashion Framework – Skirts
  • Stitch Anatomy – Lace Theory
  • Learn Something New – Beading
  • Special Topics in Finishing – Decorative Crochet
  • Special Topics  in Design – Chart Compatibility

Summer 2025 Issue

Call for Designs Sent January 10
Proposals Due January 31
Designers Notified February 6
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts February 6-15
Designs and Patterns Due April 8
Publication Date May 1

  • Fashion Framework – Set-in Sleeves
  • Stitch Anatomy – Analyzing Ribbing
  • Learn Something New – Helix Knitting
  • Special Topics in Finishing – Seaming Horizontal to Vertical Edges 
  • Special Topics in Design – Designing Buttonbands

Fall 2025

Call for Designs Sent April 9
Proposals Due May 1
Designers Notified May 8 
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts May 8-13
Designs and Patterns Due July 8
Publication Date August 1

  • Fashion Framework – Beanies and Toques
  • Stitch Anatomy – Slipped Stitches
  • Learn Something New – Provisional CO Techniques
  • Special Topics in Finishing – Planning for Finishing
  • Special Topics in Design – Construction and Direction of Knitting

This schedule may change without notice.  The Design Call will include details on the Stitch Anatomy and Fashion Framework for that issue as well as other information for specific design focus.

More information about our requirements can be found here.  If you would like to be added to the Design Call, please click here or send an email to info@tkga.org .