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:


Summer 2019

Call for Designs: January 15

Proposals Due:  February 4

Acceptance Notices:  February 11

Yarn Acquisition and Contracts:  February 12 – 26

Patterns due: April 1

Garments due: April 1

Publication Date: Early May

  • Fashion Framework – Pockets
  • Stitch Anatomy – Brioche
  • Learn Something New – Mitred Squares
  • Special topics in finishing – Darning (repairing knits)


Fall 2019

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


Winter 2019

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


Spring 2020

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



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 .