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Booster Club

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The Booster Club lets you earn merit badges by completing different yarn-related tasks, each associated with different point values. Your points help you level up to earn prizes and yardage for you and your team as you move through the six levels.

Aside from earning more yardage and prizes, we hope the Booster Club will encourage you to expand your crafting, perfect some skills, meet new friends, and have tons of fun! There are a variety of badges so any level knitter can play.

How it Works:
Once you've met the requirements for a badge, submit your project on your Yarnathon dashboard! Each badge earns you between 5 and 20 points. Earn enough points, and you move up to the next level and earn a prize for you or your team. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your prize during the first week of the month once you've reached a new level.

You can use knit-a-long projects to qualify for badges, and one project can earn you multiple badges. New badges will be released each quarter; you can earn any badge at any point in the year once it has been released. For 2017, you'll be able to continue to work towards or re-earn many favorites from prior years, and at least 8 additional badges will be released each quarter.

Members of Lime, Blue Raspberry, and Grape levels can request physical pins for all earned badges at the end of the year.

General Badge Requirements: (apply to all badges unless otherwise specified)

  • All yarn should come from Eat.Sleep.Knit
  • Any activities/projects/etc should take place in 2017
  • Badges that require you to complete a project all require a minimum of 300 yards. Projects can be combined to meet yardage requirements.
  • Projects should be completed with photos posted before submitting for badges, except for "oops!" badges listed below.
  • Badge submission deadline is December 25th to give us time to award prizes before the end of the year.
  • Provide a link to the appropriate Ravelry project or stash page in the "URL" field.
  • To be eligible for a badge, complete the requirements in the badge descriptions below.

New badges will be released each quarter.

  • Bean Counter (5 points) - Overestimating the amount of yarn needed for your project by one or more skeins.
  • Cable Gal (10 points) - Complete a project using cables as a main design element.
  • Candy Race (20 points) - Earn 5000 yarnathon yards via any method (purchase, KAL, yarnatron) in Q3.
  • Cowl Me Maybe (10 points) - Complete a cowl.
  • Feel the Breeze (20 points) - Complete a sleeveless project - tank, tee, et cetera.
  • Give Yourself a Hand (10 points) - Complete a pair of gloves or mittens.
  • Handle with Care (20 points) - Complete a project using a "Hand Wash" yarn (care instructions can not say Machine Wash).
  • Snap Your Stash (5 points) - Upload photos of 5 or more skeins of ESK yarn to your Ravelry stash.
  • Tot Topper (10 points) - Complete any project for a child.

Badges marked with a symbol are "lifetime achievements" and will remain on your dashboard and a part of your overall Booster Club points total forever.


  • Alternator (20 points) - Complete an entire project alternating your skeins to ensure a perfectly blended hand-dyed knit!
  • Cable Gal (10 points) - Complete a project using cables as a main design element.
  • Candyland Cuties (20 points) - Complete a project with your mascot on it. Can use a motif or a standalone item like a stuffy and must include some portion of the actual animal. (Minimum 200 yards)
  • Charity Knits (10 points) - Complete a project for charity of your choice. (No yardage minimum)
  • Colorwork Cutie (20 points) - Complete a project using stranding, intarsia, double-knitting, or slip-stitch colorwork.
  • Cowl Me Maybe (10 points) - Complete a cowl.
  • Double Dutch (5 points) - Complete a project with two yarns held together. (Requires 300 yards of each yarn.)
  • Feel the Breeze (20 points) - Complete a sleeveless project - tank, tee, et cetera.
  • Fill in the Blank-et(20 points) - Complete a 1000+ yard blanket.
  • Fill Your Boots (10 points) - Complete an adult-sized pair of socks.
  • Give Yourself a Hand (10 points) - Complete a pair of gloves or mittens.
  • Handle with Care (20 points) - Complete a project using a "Hand Wash" yarn (care instructions can not say Machine Wash).
  • Hexa-what (10 points) - Knit 2 hexagons for Persian Dreams or 15 hexapuffs.
  • High-Class Hooker (20 points) - Complete a crochet project of any kind.
  • Jumperoo (20 points) - Knit an adult-sized sweater. (Minimum 600 yards)
  • Lid on It (10 points) - Complete a hat. (Minimum 150 yards)
  • Long Haul (20 points) - Complete a project you've been working on for more than 9 months.
  • Popularity Contest (5 points) - Get at least forty hearts on a completed ESK project on Ravelry.
  • Shawl Time (20 points) - Complete any shawl.
  • Silk Sweetheart (20 points) - Complete a project using at least 50% silk content! This can be a whole project from a yarn with 50% or more silk content, or a project where half or more of the yardage comes from a silk yarn.
  • Speedy Crafter (20 points) - Complete an entire project from start to finish within one week.
  • Stash Diver (10 points) - Complete a project entirely from your stash. Yarn should be at least three months old.
  • Steeking Streaker (5 points) - Complete a project that requires steeking.
  • Tiny Needles (10 points) - Complete any project using laceweight yarn.
  • Tot Topper (10 points) - Complete any project for a child.
  • Triple Crown (20 points) - Complete three hats.
  • Winter Wear (20 points) - Complete a cold weather project using chunky weight (or heavier) yarn.
  • Bean Counter (5 points) - Overestimating the amount of yarn needed for your project by one or more skeins.
  • Binge Knitter (5 points) - Binge-watch an entire season of a TV show while knitting.
  • Dream Weaver (5 points) - Weave in 15 or more ends in a single project.
  • Grimm Ripper (10 points) - Complete a project that was ripped back at least 3 times.
  • Knit Night (5 points) - Attend a knit night in your local area.
  • Knitsabitionist (10 points) - Wear an ESK project in public. Post photo in Knitsabiitionist thread and link to post.
  • Marky Mark (5 points) - Use 6 or more stitchmarkers at the same time in a single project.
  • Multitasker (5 points) - Knit or crochet while actively doing something else (other than watching TV/movies/etc).
  • Patty Cake (5 points) - Wind at least 10 skeins of yarn in 2017.
  • ❤ Queue Anonymous (5 points) - More than 150 items in your Ravelry queue.
  • Shake Your Pom Pom (5 points) - Complete a project with at least one pom pom.
  • Sir Blocks-a-Lot (5 points) - Block at least three projects.
  • Snap Your Stash (5 points) - Upload photos of 5 or more skeins of ESK yarn to your Ravelry stash.
  • Swatchbuckler (5 points) - Actually complete a proper 4"x4" gauge swatch before starting your project!
  • 10K Club (10 points) - Reach Pucker Patch in the Yarnathon via any method.
  • All Aboard! (5 points) - Reach Jellybean Junction in the Yarnathon.
  • Candywoman Can (10 points) - Own at least two of the ESK special candy-themed colorways.
  • King Me (20 points) - Reach Candy Castle in the Yarnathon via any method.
  • Melting Dye Pot (20 points) - Buy yarn or fiber from 5 different dyers.
  • Special Delivery (10 points) - Order yarn on your birthday!
  • Sweater Stasher (20 points) - Order 6 or more skeins of the same base in a single order (can be different colors).
  • Candy Race (20 points) - Earn 5000 yarnathon yards via any method (purchase, KAL, yarnatron) in Q3.
  • Duds Win Too (5 points) - Collect 5 dud lotto tickets from 2017.
  • Flasher (20 points) - Participate in 3 Flash Challenges or Flash KALs. List order numbers and/or challenge names.
  • ESK Love (10 points) - Wear ESK merchandise in public.
  • Extra! Extra! (5 points) - Subscribe to our newsletter.
  • Phone-A-Friend (10 points) - Introduce a friend to Eat.Sleep.Knit! This can also be a blog or public internet post.
  • ❤ Social Stalker (10 points) - Follow us on at least two forms of social media.
  • Tag You're It (5 points) - Tag 3 ESK projects on Ravelry or Instagram with 'eatsleepknit'.
  • Yarnatron Buster (10 points) - Have at least twenty correct Yarnatron answers.
  • Accidental Moebius (5 points) - Accidentally twist when joining in the round, even though you rolled your eyes when the pattern designer explicitly stated you should "be careful not to twist." At least now you get a little prize?
  • The Big Short (5 points) - Come up a few stitches short on a long-tail cast-on.
  • Loose Screw (5 points) - Earn this badge if your tip becomes disconnected from your cable while knitting, ugh.
  • Night Owl Knit (5 points) - Stay up past midnight knitting or crocheting.
  • Sick Stitches (5 points) - Take a sick day and work on your ESK projects. Whether you're really sick or not, we won't tell if you don't.
  • Tangled (5 points) - Ugh! This is the worst - your skein of yarn is hopelessly tangled, now you can complain to someone who really understands and earn a small consolation prize.
  • Wrong End (5 points) - Accidentally start knitting with the wrong end of your long-tail cast-on.
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