Have you ever wanted to try your hand at designing a knitting pattern? Here's your chance: The Knitting Purls Design Contest.
Yes, we’re hoping to find new design talent in the knitting world. The Knitting Purls Design Contest is open to all designers who have never sold one of their original designs for publication. Selling through your own site is allowed, but the pattern(s) being entered in the competition cannot have been sold anywhere. And, of course there will be prizes.
The contest is for original winter cap or cowl designs. Entries can be in any of these categories:
Children’s (all designs for children should enter in this category)
Adult cap designs should be entered in one of these categories:
Prizes will be awarded in each category. From the category winners, a grand prize winner will be chosen.
Participants can enter in more than one design, but be sure to indicate which categories for each. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Signups will run from October 20 through November 20. Just to be clear, this is the deadline for signups, not for design submissions. To receive an entry form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All designs should be submitted online no later than January 10, 2009. One cap or cowl must be sent to me no later than January 17, 2009, with winners announced January 20. Only entries for which I have received a completed cap or cowl will be considered for prizes. All caps and cowls sent to me will be donated to charity.
So, get out your graph paper, software program, scrap paper, whatever you use to design. Let the originality begin!