Wanna be a knitwear designer? Check out the Playful Design Along

Astral Bath swatch

I’ve been noticing recently that some of my knitting friends have been using their talents to start designing their own patterns (Yelena Dasher and Mollie Woodworth, whose Custom Fit design I used in the above swatch, come to mind). So, I figured some of my readers might be interested in a very unique giveaway that A Playful Day is organizing.

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The Playful Design Along was inspired by Kate Atherley’s recent book, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers, which was reviewed on the A Playful Day blog and is chock full of information on everything from charts to photography. The winner gets a two-hour tech consultation from Kate, yarn support from Fyberspates and an hour-long consultation with A Playful Day to get help on releasing the pattern.

All the details can be found here, but essentially you have until Feb. 1, 2015 to submit swatches/sketches/a description or a finished photo of a hand knit or crocheted accessory you’ve made already that you want to write a pattern for.

It sounds like a great opportunity for those of you who would like to explore pattern designing, a unique contest and a nice way to start off the new year!

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