Submit a Pattern

This is a great opportunity to get your patterns published! If you would like to showcase your knitting designs (multiple submissions are encouraged), please complete the Release Form below and attach or email your images to Make sure your email has your name and phone number on it should we have any questions. Entries for the 2020 calendars must be received by January 15, 2019.

*** If you submit your pattern by September 4, 2018, you will be included in the selection process for the projects highlighted on the front cover of the box – this is great advertising, but your photos must be high resolution and top notch! ***

Pattern Submission Checklist:

  • Completed Release Form below
  • Color images of finished project
    (This can be the knitted item photographed alone or on a model and/or a detail of the fabric or stitches)
    Images can be submitted in the following formats:

    • High-quality, high-resolution, digital images via email or CD
      Digital images need to be no less than 300 dpi, at least 5″ x 7″ finished size and normal pixelation (i.e. web quality image of 72 dpi cannot be accepted). Images can be in jpg or tif format in appropriate resolution. If you are using your digital camera, go into the settings and choose the highest option they provide and you should be okay. If you are not familiar with image requirements for printing, please read this page!
    • Send a finished project to be photographed
      If you do not feel confident that you can send an image that is appropriate quality, you can send finished projects to be professionally photographed by Andrews McMeel Publishing. Please include a self-addressed return envelope with postage to ensure prompt return of materials.
  • Full pattern instructions on CD, via email, the form below or hardcopy.
    Instructions must include gauge, materials used, finished measurements, skill level and full instructions. Also, please use our list of standard abbreviations that are included in the front of the calendar. If your pattern calls for an abbreviation that is not listed here, please be sure to provide the necessary directions to be included on your pattern sheet.
Release Form
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By checking here, I, the rightful "Owner" of the knitting design(s)/pattern(s)/image(s) listed above, hereby grant Andrews McMeel Publishing, at no charge, permission to use said design(s)/pattern(s)/image(s) for use in Andrews McMeel Publishing's Knitting Calendar. I agree that Andrews McMeel Publishing shall maintain all proceeds realized from said works. Should the copyright to the design(s)/pattern(s)/image(s) be the property of a 3rd party, I hereby agree to obtain a release for said materials granting Andrews McMeel Publishing permission to use the materials provided. Andrews McMeel Publishing will not be responsible for payment of the materials provided.

Acceptable file types: doc,docx,pdf,txt,gif,jpg,jpeg,png.
Maximum file size: 5mb.

You may also send all materials to:

Andrews McMeel Publishing
C/O Knitting Calendar Submissions
1130 Walnut Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106