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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 Jogless Joins.
  • Pattern From a Member is restricted to a TKGA member. We give precedence to those working on the Master Hand Knitting or Master Machine Knitting Program.
  • Special Topics in Finishing.
  • 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 2020 Issue

Call for Designs Sent March 25
Proposals Due April 10
Designers Notified April 15
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts April 15-May 8
Designs and Patterns Due July 10
Publication Date August 1

  • Fashion Framework – Collars
  • Stitch Anatomy – Center Out Knitting
  • Learn Something New – Grafting stitch patterns
  • Special topics in finishing – Integrating Shaping into Lace Patterns

Winter 2020/2021

Call for Designs Sent July 10
Proposals Due July 29
Designers Notified August 5
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts August 5-16
Garments and Patterns Due October 10
Publication Date November 1

  • Fashion Framework – Yoked Sweaters
  • Stitch Anatomy – Linen Stitch
  • Learn Something New – Decorative CO and BO
  • Special topics in finishing – Live Stitch Hems

Spring 2021

Call for Designs Sent October 7
Proposals Due October 28
Designers Notified October 31
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts November 2-11
Patterns and Designs Due January 6
Publication Date February 1

  • Fashion Framework – Sock Heels
  • Stitch Anatomy – Complex Lace Patterns
  • Learn Something New – Knitting Backwards
  • Special topics in finishing – Tubular Bands

Summer 2021

Call for Designs Sent January 10
Proposals Due January 24
Designers Notified January 28
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts January 29- February 10
Designs and Patterns Due April 7
Publication Date May 1

  • Fashion Framework – Hoods
  • Stitch Anatomy – Stranded Knitting
  • Learn Something New – Selvedge Treatments
  • Special topics in finishing – Bands and Facing with Buttonholes

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 .