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Calling for scarves!

scarf call

And it’s (going to be) that time again–scarf time. Announcing our third Annual Call for Scarves (ACFS).

The past two years, we’ve asked you to submit ideas for the perfect scarf. Each time what you sent in was wonderful. The first year we published fourteen designs, and last year we had so many good ideas that we squeezed seventeen into the 2013 collection. So many we had to turn away that we’d love to have included. So bring them on again and make us weep. Tell us about your perfect scarf.

Is it a cowl? A simple skinny rectangle long enough to go around the neck three times? Is is a triangle to wrap the neck and shoulders in? Show us your idea, be it original and wacky, classic and comforting, sophisticated, cute, textured, colored, cowled, wrapped, shawled, short- or long-ended. What we want is the scarf you want to live in. And one that’s relatively easy to knit (we think scarves should be comfort knitting).

So, please–send us your design(s). We’d love to have your submission by September 26. If we accept your idea, we’ll get yarn to you pronto and hope to see your finished piece by November 8. You’ll get to keep your scarf when all is photographed and done, and we’ll pay you, too, for your design.

Please submit your ideas via email to Scan your swatch and sketch (rough drawing is fine) and put SCARF in the subject line. No need to use a Quince yarn in your swatch, we’ll get the idea and, if we accept it, we’ll send you a Quince equivalent. Questions? Email us at

Okay–come on! Let’s see those scarves!


10 Responses to “Calling for scarves!”

  1. Using my website, go to Knits 4 Ewe, LLC. I have my animals and a few things that I knit.

    I am going to knit a scarf, however, the fringe will be entirely different and unique. I plan on knitting the fringe first, 2rows wide,then co 1, then knit a strip 5 rows wide, then co 1, then 3rows wide and so on and so forth, across. After I knit the fringe, I will turn and knit across the top of the fringe and Cast on stitches and begin my pattern. I believe it will be 4-5 ft long.

  2. Celine says:

    Hi there, I’m really interested in submitting! However I’m a little unclear on the rules—do we have to submit a finished pattern? I’ve never designed a pattern before, and while I have an idea about the shape and the stitch pattern, I’m not sure that I could write out how to knit it (it’s a cowl, so not as straight-forward as a rectangular scarf). I could certainly submit a fashion illustration of what it would look like completed, and a scan of a swatch, but do I need to do any more than that?

  3. Julia says:

    Just sent in my submission! I was in the middle of working out an idea swatch, perfect timing :-)

  4. admin says:

    Hi Celine,

    I’m afraid that writing a pattern is part of the design process for us. If you knit it, just write down what you do–voila! For the submission, a scan of sketch and a swatch is all you need to send in. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  5. Sandy Ghorbani says:

    Do you accept crochet?

  6. admin says:

    Hi Sandy. we don’t do much with crochet, but we’d be happy to take a look at your idea.

  7. Didiantje says:

    I’d love to participate!Is this open for international readers?

  8. admin says:

    Yes! Three of our pieces last year were from abroad.

  9. Emily Ruth says:

    I tried to send my submission, but both times I got an automatic delivery system message saying that delivery to the e-mail in this post failed permanently. Help!

  10. admin says:

    Hi Emily, I’m not sure what the problem is/was. But try sending your idea directly to me: And let me know if you still have problems. 207-774-8600. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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