SUBMISSION CALL: 52 WEEKS OF CHUNKY KNITS
Our super popular 52 Weeks book series is getting another sequel! In winter 2024, we will be getting super cosy and warm, as we will dive into the world of chunky knitwear.
This book will feature chunky knits that are fun to knit. The designs will include garments, accessories and for the first time, home decor (baskets, blankets, etc.)!
We are looking for contemporary, stylish and relaxed designs. As with our previous books, we are hoping for a variety of techniques, textures and constructions. Think of bold cables, beautiful colourwork, generous proportions — to name just a few!
So what is “chunky”? We are looking for patterns with a maximum gauge of 12–14 stitches to 4" / 10 cm.
Laine draws influence from the beauty of the everyday. From the serenity of nature to the buzzing of a big city, from your mother’s old sweaters and vinyl records to modern street styles and tunes on our headphones. We want to create long-lasting garments that are inspiring to knit and wear.
We have created a mood board, please see it over here.
The submission call ends December 10th, 2023. If your design has been selected, we will notify you by mid-January 2024. The book will be published in late 2024.
Finished, test knitted patterns and sample knits must be delivered during spring 2024. Exact dates will be specified to you.
Compensation is based on difficulty and garment type. Compensation is paid once we have received the sample as well as the finished, test knitted pattern and tech editing is completed. Yarn support is organised by Laine in collaboration with yarn companies. Laine holds the exclusive rights to the patterns for 5 months (beginning from the book release). After the exclusivity period, designers are free to sell the pattern on their own as well.
Submit your designs (several entries are more than welcome!) to email@example.com. Both knitting and crochet patterns are welcome. Send all your submissions in one email. Please note that we accept original designs only. Patterns may not have been published or shared elsewhere (inc. pictures of wips or finished projects).
Provide at least the following information: your name, possible designer website or Ravelry username, a detailed description of your design (inc. an estimation of provided charts) as well as preferred yarn, a sketch of the design and a swatch. Please remember that this is a print publication and the amount of pages is limited: avoid big or multiple charts (one page fits a chart of approx. 40 x 50–60 boxes maximum). We would also love to hear the story behind the design: what inspired you, how you think the pattern fits into our publication, etc.
Note that we do not require you to have an already existing portfolio of published patterns, as we take great pride in featuring beginning and less-known designers. We have an experienced and dedicated team providing help and support as needed.
We welcome submissions from around the world no matter your race, ethnicity, religion, ability, gender, size, sexual identity or age. Each submission will be carefully reviewed and considered.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Submissions for Books and Laine Magazine
Do you have an idea for a book and think Laine could be the perfect publisher for it? Then send your proposal to email@example.com! Please include at least the following: an introduction of yourself, a short abstract summarising what the book is about, a (prospective) table of contents, preferably sample patterns or chapters, a preliminary schedule, a description of who your book's main audience is. You can also send us visual material, such as a moodboard.
General Submissions for Journal
If you are an enthusiastic writer with a new perspectives who wants to contribute to our Journal, contact send your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to familiarise yourself with our content and editorial direction. We want to celebrate creative life through various topics and personal endeavours.