Call for entries—Jane Austen Knits 2013
About Jane Austen Knits
We're very excited to announce an Interweave special issue publication that will be available in Fall of 2013—Jane Austen Knits. While we know there is very little evidence that Jane Austen actually was a knitter, it is likely that she was given the time she lived and her circumstances. In addition to the likelihood that Jane Austen was a knitter, we also know that her work has inspired generations of knitters and other crafters alike. Whether you consider yourself a Janeite and are steeped in the literature or have just caught a movie or two based on her novels, we're interested in your interpretations, reflections, and inspirations based on Jane Austen's works. Our hope is to create a knitting magazine that is inspired by the works of Jane Austen and the Regency era, and appealing to knitters of our day and age. Please look at a copy of Jane Austen Knits to get an idea of our aesthetic.
Like our sister publications, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Spin-Off, and Knitscene, we will present beautifully finished projects, accompanied by clear step-by-step instruction, and stories and articles of interest to Jane Austen aficionados, primarily focused on knitting (but we'll also be interested in holding the attention of anyone who crafts and loves Jane Austen). Projects can range from quick but intriguing items that can be accomplished in a weekend, to complex patterns that may take months to complete.
Things to remember
Possible items and topics
Historically accurate knitted items—reticules, spencers, shawls, miser bags, carriage boots, etc.
Simple and practical knitted garments for our modern age, but inspired by Jane.
Character-based garments or items.
Knitted garments and accessories for the beginner, intermediate or advanced knitter as well as for children, women, and men.
Jane Austen Knits 2013: Please submit your sketches, swatches, and completed submission form by Wednesday January 30, 2013. Include this submission form with your proposal.
All written queries and all submissions for the magazine should go to:
Amy Clarke Moore
Jane Austen Knits 2013
201 East Fourth Street
Loveland, CO 80537