Design Submission Calls

We love seeing your ideas, and welcome design proposals that celebrate creativity, crafting, and learning. 

Patterns that include tutorial supplements (such as videos or photo-step by step guides) are ideal for unique or unfamiliar techniques. 

Submissions

Only digital submissions are accepted. Submissions should be in .pdf format and include the following:

  • Name, address, phone, and email information for the designer
  • Sketch or photos that represent the finished work. 
  • Drawings/schematics to show how the piece is constructed. Pay attention to sizing and proportion. 
  • Specifics of which yarn(s) are proposed for the project
  • Image of a hand knitted swatch in the proposed (or similar) yarn. 
  • Description of the work, including notes on sizing, inspiration, and other information.

Multiple submissions are welcome, but please send one submission per email. All submissions should be emailed to Hello@MakersMercantile.com - use "Design Submission" as the subject line, and include the theme (ex: Design Submission - Soaring). 

Acceptance and Payment

Once your proposal is accepted, we will create a contract outlining the terms of acceptance. Unless otherwise noted, we license for exclusive rights for use in print, electronic, or otherwise. 

Payments are made shortly after the sample and pattern has been submitted. Samples become the property of Makers' Mercantile.

Current Calls for Submission

Makers' Mercantile is accepting submissions for the calls listed below. If your idea does not fit into one of our current themes, feel free to submit it as well!


Sock of the month | Ongoing

Our Hat of the Month packages are sent out each month. to subscribers. Each month, they receive:

  • Delicious yarn (often exclusive!) for the month's project
  • Exclusive knitting pattern
  • Invitation to join our monthly discussion KAL group in Ravelry
  • ...plus whatever else we decide to include! You never know what treats await!

We are actively accepting proposals for original hat patterns for our monthly subscription boxes. 


Sock of the month | Ongoing

Our Sock of the Month packages are sent out each month. to subscribers. Each month, they receive:

  • Delicious yarn (often exclusive!) for the month's project
  • Exclusive knitting pattern
  • Invitation to join our monthly discussion KAL group in Ravelry
  • ...plus whatever else we decide to include! You never know what treats await!

We are actively accepting proposals for original sock patterns for our monthly subscription boxes. View monthly unboxing videos HERE.


Soaring | Spring / Summer 2021

Comfortable in our nests, we sometimes need a gentle nudge to take that first step. Pull back the curtains, open the windows, and discover today's beauty.

  • Streams of light through morning clouds
  • The woven texture of twigs that create a bird's home
  • A colorful plume of feathers
  • Textured stitches of knits, purls, and cables
  • A feather drifting across the peeling paint of an old park bench
  • Gentle breezes and the sound of children playing in the distance


Submissions are due by Sunday, September 6, 2020