knits by sachi

Sharing good news

on May 17, 2014

I have just submitted all the work for Knit Now autumn issues.

I have written about the call for submissions in the previous post. This was for three issues from September to November.

Their topics and themes were

The Collections:
* Down to the Woods: designs with foxes, owls and hares.
* Go Big or Go Home: The oversized sweater and accessories and garments that are quick to knit with chunky yarn.
* Celtic Inspirations: Cables and colourwork inspired by the Celtic tradition.

I don’t do big knits although I think it must be so therapeutic to knit with thick, chunky, fat yarn using large needles. As for Celtic inspirations, this is far out of my depth. I have a great respect for designers who can make gorgeous looking knitwear.

I went for woodland idea of course. It is a coincidence that I am now working on “Mini knitted woodland” book.

I made up patterns especially for the magazine. I sent five, thinking the editors can choose what they like.
And to my surprise, they wanted them all! Ooh, that is a lot of work!

When I receive commissions, my very friendly contact from DMC always sends me generous amounts of wool.

And here they are


Aren’t they just gorgeous? I think these are my favorite colours of all, so warm and comforting.

I check the patterns as I knit the items again. Knit Now magazine requires their designers to use good quality yarn with high natural fiber content. It must contain at least 60% natural fiber available in the UK, I believe. Tapestry yarn is 100% wool and perfect for my projects.

I got above owls for the November issue. My Witch girl and her cat goes to the September issue.


And my woodland animals go to the October issue.


Now they are gone to the editorial team for the photos.
I hope readers will enjoy the patterns.

9 responses to “Sharing good news

  1. Julie Henn says:

    Wow! Three more commissions! You are becoming very busy! Your popularity is well deserved, as your quirky creations are unique and your individual style stands out from the rest. I’m so happy for you and of course wish you continued success and joy. Julie XXX =^..^=

  2. knitsbysachi says:

    Thank you so so much, Julie. You have been so kind to me and, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support!

  3. aw that witch girl is so cute!, well, they all are actually! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. grouserun3 says:

    Love the little witch. Good luck to you. I think there will be a real call for little projects for little hands. Can’t wait for your book.

  5. squarebird says:

    love your woodland animals – the squirrel is especially cute! Well done on the commissions ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the good work!

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