We are looking for Designers like you.
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:
Call for Designs: July 20
Proposals Due: August 6
Acceptance Notices: August 13
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts: August 14 – 25
Patterns due: October 5
Garments due: October 10
Publication Date: Early November
- Fashion Framework – Drop shoulder sweaters
- Stitch Anatomy – Intarsia
- Learn Something New – Puntas
- Special topics in finishing – Seaming drop shoulder sweaters
Call for Designs: October 15
Proposals Due: October 31
Acceptance Notices: November 5
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts: November 6 – 13
Patterns due: January 14
Garments due: January 19
Publication Date: Early February
- Fashion Framework – Hip and waist shaping in sweaters
- Stitch Anatomy – Elongated stitches
- Learn Something New – Dorset Buttons
- Special topics in finishing – Sewing on buttons
Call for Designs: January 15
Proposals Due: February 4
Acceptance Notices: February 11
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts: February 12 – 26
Patterns due: April 10
Garments due: April 15
Publication Date: Early May
- Fashion Framework – Pockets
- Stitch Anatomy – Brioche
- Learn Something New – Mitred Squares
- Special topics in finishing – Darning (repairing knits)
Call for Designs: April 20
Proposals Due: May 6
Acceptance Notices: May 13
Yarn Acquisition and Contracts: May 14 – 25
Patterns due: July 5
Garments due: July 10
Publication Date: Early August
- Fashion Framework – Berets and Tams
- Stitch Anatomy – Smocking
- Learn Something New – Decorative Cast On and Bind Off
- Special topics in finishing – Closing the thumb gap in mittens
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.