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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 for you and your team as you move through the three 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 2019, you'll be able to continue to work towards or re-earn many favorites from prior years, and 8-9 additional badges will be released each quarter.

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

  • To be eligible for a badge, complete the requirements in the badge descriptions below.
  • All yarn should come from Eat.Sleep.Knit
  • Any activities/projects/etc should take place in 2019
  • Badges that require you to complete a project all require a minimum of 300 yards. Projects can be combined to meet yardage requirements.
  • Provide a link to the appropriate Ravelry project or stash page in the "URL" field.
  • Projects should be completed with photos posted before submitting for badges, except for "oops!" badges listed below.
  • Badges that can't be verified by photo are "honor system" and can be submitted without a link.
  • Badge submission deadline is 11:59 PM on December 25th to give us time to award prizes before the end of the year.

New badges will be released each quarter.

  • 1st Edition (10 points) - Complete a project from any of the books, magazines or patterns on the last "shelf" in your library on Ravelry. (i.e., one of your oldest patterns, sort by date added)
  • Feel the Breeze (20 points) - Complete a sleeveless tank or tee.
  • High Turnover (5 points) - Cast on for a project during the same day you get your yarn.
  • It Gets Better (20 points) - Complete a triangular shawl that's knit "bottom up" (starts from the long side).
  • Jet Lag (5 points) - Knit or crochet in a different time zone than the one you live in.
  • Silk Sweetheart (20 points) - Complete a project using more than 50% silk.
  • Sports! (5 points) - Knit or crochet at a sporting event.
  • Three's Company (10 points) - Complete a project using 3 colorways only - no more, no less.

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.


  • 1st Edition (10 points) - Complete a project from any of the books, magazines or patterns on the last "shelf" in your library on Ravelry. (i.e., one of your oldest patterns, sort by date added)
  • Advent-ageous (20 points) - Complete a project that uses your yarnvent or Tosh advent calendar.
  • All Comes Out In The Wash (10 points) - Complete a felted project (does not include needle felting).
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Double Vision (20 points) - Complete the same pattern twice (both times should be in 2019).
  • Feel the Breeze (20 points) - Complete a sleeveless tank or tee.
  • Fiber Friendship (10 points) - Complete a project with gifted yarn (includes yarn you've purchased with an ESK gift certificate).
  • Fill in the Blank-et(20 points) - Complete a 1000+ yard blanket.
  • Fill Your Boots (10 points) - Complete an adult-sized pair of socks.
  • Handle with Care (20 points) - Complete a project with a non-superwash yarn.
  • 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 2019.
  • I Fall to Pieces (10 points) - Knit or crochet a seamed garment.
  • It Gets Better (20 points) - Complete a triangular shawl that's knit "bottom up" (starts from the long side).
  • 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.
  • Scrappy Camper (5 points) - Complete a project using only leftover yarn from other projects.
  • Silk Sweetheart (20 points) - Complete a project using more than 50% silk.
  • 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.
  • Suddenly Single (10 points) - Complete a project using any single-ply yarn.
  • Three's Company (10 points) - Complete a project using 3 colorways only - no more, no less.
  • 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.
  • High Turnover (5 points) - Cast on for a project during the same day you get your yarn.
  • Jet Lag (5 points) - Knit or crochet in a different time zone than the one you live in.
  • Monumental (5 points) - Post a photo of you with your knitting, in knitwear, or wearing an ESK T-shirt with a local landmark in your hometown.
  • On a Jet Plane (10 points) - Post a photo of yourself knitting on a plane, boat, or train.
  • 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.
  • Sports! (5 points) - Knit or crochet at a sporting event.
  • 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!
  • 10K Club (10 points) - Reach Italy in the Yarnathon via any method.
  • Big Apple (5 points) - Reach USA in the Yarnathon.
  • Georgia Peach (20 points) - Reach ESK in the Yarnathon via any method.
  • Knittin' Round the World (10 points) - Own at least two of the ESK special around-the-world-themed colorways.
  • Off Base (5 points) - Buy a skein of yarn in a base or brand you haven't tried before.
  • ❤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.
  • Sweater Stasher (20 points) - Order 6 or more skeins of the same base in a single order (can be different colors).
  • Duds Win Too (5 points) - Collect 5 dud lotto tickets from 2019.
  • Extra! Extra! (5 points) - Subscribe to our newsletter.
  • I <3 You Too (5 points) - Favorite at least 40 projects shared with the ESK group.
  • In the Bag (10 points) - Carry your knitting in a bag purchased or won from ESK.
  • KAL Queen (20 points) - Complete all four 2019 quarterly KALs.
  • Phone-A-Friend (10 points) - Introduce a friend to Eat.Sleep.Knit! This can also be a blog or public internet post.
  • Riddler (10 points) - Have at least twenty correct weekly puzzle answers.
  • ❤ 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'.
  • Autopilot (5 points) - Continue to knit for at least one row or round past the point when you were supposed to purl or start your chart.
  • 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.
  • Pick-Up Stitch (5 points) - Silly stitch, where do you think you're going? Fix that pesky dropped stitch.
  • 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.
  • Wrong End (5 points) - Accidentally start knitting with the tail end of your long-tail cast-on. Ugh!

Members of Platinum level can request physical pins for all earned badges at the end of the year.

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