Sockupied, one of Interweave’s eMags, is seeking articles and designs for two 2013 issues. Sockupied focuses on technique-rich, clever patterns that enable knitters to take charge of their socks and customize patterns for optimal fit and structure. Past features have included converting heels, toes, and stitch patterns; repairing socks; great bind-offs and cast-ons for socks; and other topics.
We are looking for a variety of patterns, from traditional techniques to modern styling of unique yarns; each issue of Sockupied generally includes five patterns. One recurring feature is “One Sock Two Ways,” which features a design that makes the most of handpainted yarns (with effective ideas for breaking up pooling) and is still attractive and fun to knit in solid colors. Final yarn choices will be made by the editorial team; full yarn support is provided.
As for articles in particular, we are seeking technique articles that accompany a unique design to display the featured technique; these may or may not be created by the same person, so feel free to submit ideas for technique articles without accompanying patterns. Our particular focus is on techniques that help knitters take charge of their sock knitting, especially resizing, customizing, etc. We are also interested in historical or ethnic sock techniques and designs. When considering an article, keep the technical opportunities for slide shows, video, and other interactivity in mind.
Deadline for proposals: August 8, 2012
Due to the tight deadline, we will be accepting submissions sent by email as well as mail.
Compensation: Sockupied pays a flat rate for articles and designs. Yarn is provided.
• sketches and technical schematics (if relevant)
• swatch of proposed stitch in desired yarn weight and fiber.
• a written description of the piece and its construction, technical details, decorative details.
• your mailing address, phone number, and email address
• submission form
Decisions will be made by 8/15; projects will be due 9/17.
Due to legal complexities, we regret that we are unable to accept submissions from minors.
If you have questions, or would like a submission form, email Anne Merrow at email@example.com.