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We are devoting our entire summer 2018 issue to one of our favourite patterns… stripes! Stripes have a chequered (!) history, from their association with unsavory types in medieval Europe, to their use in nautical and leisurewear more recently. Particular colours are often used to represent a team, for example a football club, or perhaps an allegiance to Gryffindor; there’s a whole lot to know about those simple lines!   
But more than anything we think stripes just look great, and we want to see a whole collection of stripey goodness. The way knit fabric is made can create limitations on the placement of stripes, but we would like to see some interesting uses of techniques to challenge this, and to allow all sorts of stripe variations. We want to see something a little different from the classic striped scarf! Take a look at our mood board for inspiration, and why not use short rows, unusual construction, or colourwork to make your stripey dreams come true?
So roll up and send us your ideas for summer stripes. We’d love to see wearable summer designs; tops, wraps, and especially crochet!
x Pom Pom

Click here for the full mood board.

Deadline: Please submit your ideas by the 4th of December. If your design has been selected, you will be notified by mid-December. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due in early March for publication in early May.

Compensation/support: Compensation is offered on a scale of difficulty of the pattern/length of article etc. We provide yarn support. You can also rest assured your pattern will be presented in the best light possible, with professional tech editing, beautiful photography, and brilliant graphic design. Payment is by bank transfer in the UK, Paypal if you are abroad. Each contributor will receive a printed copy of the magazine.

Articles: Please click here for article proposal information.

At Pom Pom we are also interested in other crafts, music, food, art, and culture. If you have any tutorials or article ideas within these realms which you think might be of interest to our knitting and crochet audience, let us know.

Please use the form below which outlines all the information required for your submission. You will be able to upload a PDF including your sketches, swatches, and other information at the bottom of the form. Only PDF files up to 1 MB in size will be accepted. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email. You may submit as many ideas as you like, but you will need to upload each separately.

Questions? Please email us at [email protected]

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