Thursday, November 01, 2007

Contest: Design a Pattern Chronicle Books Knitting Book

Deadline: November 29, 2007 (RECEIVE)

Contest : Design a Pattern for Our Next Knitting Book
Chronicle Books

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Get crafty. Get published. Get famous.

Well, we can't guarantee the fame part, but we can get you published. We're putting the finishing touches on our latest knitting book, Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek, and want to see your ideas. The book pulls together more than 50 intarsia grids for adding fun designs into any knit project (think Practical's Polly's most excellent Wonder Woman jumper). We have lots of patterns already, but we want yours! This is knitting for the people, by the people.

We're looking for the five most creative, most dream-worthy intarsia knitting patterns. It could be anything, from a jaunty anchor to a geek-chic argyle pattern to a killer alphabet. Whatever pattern you would want to see in a knitting book. Five winners will have their name and pattern printed in the book and be promoted here on our Handmade Thursdays. Winners will also receive a free copy of the book when it comes out next fall.

THE CHALLENGE: Create a book-worthy intarsia pattern.

THE PRIZE: Bigtime bragging rights, PR fodder, and a free copy of the book to boot.

THE RULES: Submissions must include an electronic file of your original intarsia pattern and how you should be credited if your design is chosen. You can draw your pattern on a piece of graph paper and email us a scan. Or, use Illustrator to create a grid and email us the vector art. Email your submission here. Designs must be your original art work (see fine print below). The deadline is November 29. The winning designs will be showcased here on December 6.

THE FINE PRINT: By submitting a design, you agree you are the sole, original creator of the pattern. If chosen, you assign Chronicle Books rights to publish the pattern in its book Picture Perfect Knits, to be distributed throughout the World in all formats for the term of copyright.