This month, Knit Purl invites you (yes, you!) to submit an original design concept for a luxurious handknit accessory, to be featured online and in our store this fall. Local dyer Alpha B is developing an exclusive set of colorways based on Pantone’s Fall 2016 Fashion Color Report. We want to see what this intriguing palette inspires you to create. Explore color, play with texture, and experiment with shape! We are especially excited to see unique ideas that stay true to our aesthetic—fresh, modern, and fashion-forward. No pattern writing experience is required: show us your vision, and we’ll do the work of engineering, writing, and testing the pattern for chosen designs. We can't wait to see what you dream up.


Submissions should be prepared with Alpha B Luxe B DK in mind. Luxe B DK is a lustrous, bouncy blend of superwash merino and silk. It knits up at a gauge of 21–24 sts over 4 inches on US 5–7 needles, creating a cozy fabric with exquisite drape. Additional information is available on our product page and on the yarn’s Ravelry page.

Proposed projects should require between one skein (231 yards) and 3 skeins (693 yards). Designs may use a single color or up to three.

Techniques used in the project should be intermediate or easier.

Submissions should include

  • Proposed color(s) to be used
  • Sketch or schematic of proposed project
  • Photo of swatch in stitch pattern using a comparable yarn
  • Suggested needle size
  • Suggested pattern name

Please send your idea(s) in pdf format to by June 30th, 2016.


In addition to having their work promoted by Knit Purl, the creator of any chosen submission will receive a $50 Knit Purl gift card and 3 skeins of Luxe B DK. One year from initial publication date, they may self-publish pattern text Knit Purl has produced as a result of their design concept.