Darkest winter only makes sparks seem brighter. This year, we are welcoming early nightfall and grey skies by embracing vivid colours that glow luminous against dark backdrops. We want to revel in the violets of agate and raw opal, as well as unexpected blue and pink neon pastels. Take inspiration from geologic forms as well as geometric shapes – fair isle, two colour brioche, stripes, slipped stitches, and plenty of texture are all encouraged.
Deadline: Please submit your ideas by the 23rd of May. If your design has been selected, you will be notified by the end of May. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due in early August for publication in early November.
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 note that we have a new system for collecting submissions. 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]