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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 2018, you'll be able to continue to work towards or re-earn many favorites from prior years, and 9-10 additional badges will be released each quarter.

Members of Tuna, Swordfish, and Whale Shark 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 2018
  • 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 11:59 PM on 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.

  • Before It Was Cool (10 points) - Complete a project with fewer than 20 completed projects listed on Ravelry.
  • Calculator (10 points) - Complete a project using a different weight of yarn and gauge than the pattern originally called for.
  • Deep Sea Dash (20 points) - Participate in Team Spirit week.
  • Diets Are Bad (5 points) - So you're trying to save money/trying to knit through your stash/trying not to worsen your SABLE status, but your willpower failed you because ESK yarn is just so darn pretty? We understand, and there's a badge for that. Break your self-proclaimed yarn diet with a purchase of 2 or more skeins for this badge.
  • Hot Off The Press (20 points) - Complete a project from a pattern published in 2018.
  • Kitchener for Days (5 points) - Use kitchener stitch to seam together 50+ stitches.
  • Pocket Full of Sunshine (10 points) - Knit or crochet a garment with pockets.
  • Pull A MacGyver (5 points) - Forgot your notions bag? Complete a project with improvised tools. Paperclip stitch markers, drinking straws as cable needles, binder clips to hold pieces together for seaming - ingenuity is king!
  • ❤Skein Saver (20 points) - Own and have in your stash 100 or more full skeins of yarn from ESK.
  • Totally Tubular (5 points) - Use a tubular cast-on or cast-off in your project.

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.


  • Always Right (5 points) - Complete a scarf or shawl that doesn't have a "wrong" side.
  • Before It Was Cool (10 points) - Complete a project with fewer than 20 completed projects listed on Ravelry.
  • Calculator (10 points) - Complete a project using a different weight of yarn and gauge than the pattern originally called for.
  • 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.
  • Copycat (10 points) - Complete the same project as one of the ESK kitties, can be an original ESK kitty design or a specific project.
  • Cowl Me Maybe (10 points) - Complete a cowl.
  • Cross-Contamination (20 points) - Complete a project using yarn from three or more dyers.
  • Double Dip (5 points) - Complete a project that also counts towards another Ravelry group challenge - includes other group KALs, or Ravelry games with official rules like Nerdopolis or HPKCHC.
  • Fiber Fiend (20 points) - Complete projects that collectively use at least 50 yards of each of five different fiber types that ESK carries (e.g. wool, silk, linen, etc. The "wool" category encompasses all breeds of wool and counts as one "type."). Yarn must contain 25% or more of a fiber to qualify.
  • Fill in the Blank-et(20 points) - Complete a 1000+ yard blanket.
  • Fill Your Boots (10 points) - Complete an adult-sized pair of socks.
  • Granny Squared (5 points) - Complete any project that uses granny square stitches.
  • High-Class Hooker (20 points) - Complete a crochet project of any kind.
  • Hot Off The Press (20 points) - Complete a project from a pattern published in 2018.
  • I Fall to Pieces (10 points) - Knit or crochet a seamed garment.
  • Jumperoo (20 points) - Knit an adult-sized sweater. (Minimum 600 yards)
  • Long Haul (20 points) - Complete a project you've been working on for more than 9 months.
  • Loop-dee-Loop (5 points) - Complete a project using only magic loop.
  • Melting Moments (10 points) - Complete a fade or color-melted project using at least three colorways. Project must use the fade technique of gradually transitioning between colors.
  • Mini-Me (20 points) - Complete the same pattern in both adult and child size.
  • Mystery She Wrote (10 points) - Participate in and complete a mystery KAL.
  • Pocket Full of Sunshine (10 points) - Knit or crochet a garment with pockets.
  • Put It in Reverse (10 points) - Knit or crochet a top-down pattern from the bottom-up, or vice versa.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man (10 points) - Complete a project for an adult man.
  • Shawl Time (20 points) - Complete any shawl.
  • 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.
  • Sum-Sum-Summertime (20 points) - Complete a warm weather top of any variety that uses more than 60% cotton, linen, or silk yarn.
  • Tiny Needles (10 points) - Complete any project using laceweight yarn.
  • Winter Wear (20 points) - Complete a cold weather project using chunky weight (or heavier) yarn.
  • Zodiac Knitter (20 points) - Complete 12 FOs of the same type in a year challenge such as 12 pairs of socks. (Minimum of 600 yards used in all 12 combined)
  • Early Bird Knits (5 points) - Knit or crochet before 8 AM (after you've woken up for the day).
  • Kitchener for Days (5 points) - Use kitchener stitch to seam together 50+ stitches.
  • Knitter-in-Training (5 points) - Teach someone how to knit, crochet, or knit/crochet a new-to-them technique.
  • Playing Chicken (10 points) - Complete a project with 5 or fewer yards of yarn remaining.
  • ❤ Queue Anonymous (5 points) - More than 150 items in your Ravelry queue.
  • Stash to 5K (20 points) - Knit the equivalent of 5 km worth of ESK yarn (5,468 yards) before the end of the year.
  • Swatchbuckler (5 points) - Actually complete a proper 4"x4" gauge swatch before starting your project!
  • Totally Tubular (5 points) - Use a tubular cast-on or cast-off in your project.
  • 10K Club (10 points) - Reach Sunken Treasure in the Yarnathon via any method.
  • Off Base (5 points) - Buy a skein of yarn in a base or brand you haven't tried before.
  • Sea Kitty Knit (10 points) - Own at least two of the ESK special under-the-sea-themed colorways.
  • ❤Skein Saver (20 points) - Own 100 or more skeins of yarn from ESK.
  • Special Delivery (10 points) - Order yarn on your birthday!
  • Spin to Win (20 points) - Spin a minimum of 300 yards of handspun from ESK fiber.
  • Splish Splash (5 points) - Reach Sandy Seashore in the Yarnathon.
  • Sweater Stasher (20 points) - Order 6 or more skeins of the same base in a single order (can be different colors).
  • Whole New World (20 points) - Reach Deep Sea in the Yarnathon via any method.
  • Deep Sea Dash (20 points) - Participate in Team Spirit week.
  • Duds Win Too (5 points) - Collect 5 dud lotto tickets from 2018.
  • Extra! Extra! (5 points) - Subscribe to our newsletter.
  • KAL Queen (20 points) - Complete all four 2018 quarterly KALs.
  • Figure It Out (10 points) - Have at least twenty correct weekly puzzle answers.
  • I <3 You Too (5 points) - Favorite at least 40 projects shared with the ESK group.
  • 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.
  • Suggestion Box (5 points) - Suggest a colorway, base, or dyer that you think ESK should carry by posting in this thread.
  • Tag You're It (5 points) - Tag 3 ESK projects on Ravelry or Instagram with 'eatsleepknit'.
  • Diets Are Bad (5 points) - So you're trying to save money/trying to knit through your stash/trying not to worsen your SABLE status, but your willpower failed you because ESK yarn is just so darn pretty? We understand, and there's a badge for that. Break your self-proclaimed yarn diet with a purchase of 2 or more skeins for this badge.
  • Pull A MacGyver (5 points) - Forgot your notions bag? Complete a project with improvised tools. Paperclip stitch markers, drinking straws as cable needles, binder clips to hold pieces together for seaming - ingenuity is king!
  • 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.
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