Call for Submissions: Holla Knits at Home

Holla at Home Collection Submission Guidelines

Holla at Home Pinterest Board

Holla at Home Pinterest Board

Knit and Crochet Designs for the Home: Holla Knits is looking for pattern submissions for making your home more cozy. Examples include pillows, blankets, wall hangings, cozies for anything and everything, picture frames, framed swatches, cushion covers, throws, rugs, curtains, garland, baskets, and lamp shade covers. Kitchen items like table runners, napkins, dish cloths and scrubbies, tea, cup, and mug cozies, and placemats will also be great options. Adult toys will also be included, like a little cute something to sit on your bookshelf, or used like bookends, and toys as coffee or kitchen table centerpieces.

For more specific inspiration, check out my Holla Knits Pinterest Board.

Holla Knits normally publishes challenging patterns, but the challenging aspect of your pattern will be second to a fun, unique design for this collection. While crochet patterns will be considered for this collection, the majority of the patterns will be knitting.

How to Submit: Sketch, swatch, describe, style, send.

Sketch: Draw me a picture. Try to show me it’s functionality, highlighting any unusual details and design elements. Illustrate size, shape, and any special texture whenever possible.

Swatch: Unlike all other Holla Knits designs, these patterns will only be knit up in one yarn. Please swatch in the yarn and colors you would choose for your project if your pattern is chosen. Get the ok from any hand dyer if you’d like to use her yarn. If you are using a more commercial yarn like Knit Picks or Lion Brand this is not necessary.

Describe: Tell me all about your design. Tell me why it’s hot. Tell me why women will dig it. Tell me about the yarn you chose for it. Tell me about the color. Tell me about the stitch patterns or stripes or lace! Tell me why this is special. And be sure to tell me about you as a designer! Is this your first or 93,488,572th design? What makes you you?

Style: How would you use it in your home? Describe, draw me pictures, photoshop something together! Get creative and tell me about all the different ways I will be dying to cast on and get your design in my home.

Send: Mail it to me! You are welcome to email me at allyson@hollaknits.com your description, styling, and sketch and just mail your swatch, or mail everything. Make sure your name and email address is on every piece you submit. Your submission materials will not be returned to you.

Allyson Dykhuizen
4659 N Manor Ave #2
Chicago IL 60625

Payment: If your pattern is selected for Holla Knits I’ll send you yarn to knit your design. You’ll send it to me when it’s finished, and I’ll send it back to you once I’m finished shooting it. On top of yarn support, I’ll send you $50 pattern sales advance. Accessory patterns will be sold for $4. After that advance you’ll get 75% of all subsequent pattern sales and I’ll send you a check or by paypal quarterly.

You retain the rights to your pattern. I’ll send you the edited, final Holla Knits copy of your pattern, which you are welcome to sell yourself anytime after it debuts on Holla Knits. Don’t hesitate to email me with any questions about payment or terms.

Deadline: Deadline for submitting to the Holla Knits at Home Collection is Friday, February 14th, 2014. Patterns will then be selected, yarn sent out, and selected items will be due back to me by Friday, April 18th, 2014. The Holla Knits at Home Collection will go live on Monday, July 7th, 2014.

Questions, Comments, Concerns: Don’t hesitate to email me at allyson@hollaknits.com with any questions about submitting. This can be an intimidating process so I want to make it as simple as possible.

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