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2018 Knit-A-Longs

Participate in one or all of the 2018 ESK knit-a-longs to actually use all that gorgeous hand-dyed yarn, earn more individual yardage, and give your team a little boost while you're at it!

This year's big knit-a-long is the Hue Shift Afghan, a blanket that combines the simple-and-always-delightful mitered square with a complex color scheme to create a beautiful faded effect. Because it uses garter stitch mitered squares, Hue Shift is written in sportweight but easy to modify for any weight of yarn or size desired. (There is also a crochet version!) This blanket would also look stunning in a simple two-color combination, as a throw or a table runner or an actual afghan.

You'll also enjoy four quarterly KALs this year, each with a specific theme that should give you a wide variety of options to suit your crafting plans.

Tin Can Knits KAL Summer of Socks KAL Exclusively Exclusive KAL Charted Waters KAL

You can see details for each knit-a-long by clicking on the event above or below:
Hue Shift Afghan - A year-long knit-a-long. Pick your yarn weight and your color scheme, and how many squares you make is up to you! Earn stars for as few as 4 squares and up to 100 for the full blanket.
Q1 - Tin Can Knits - Knit up any Tin Can Knits pattern in the ESK yarn of your choice. Earn a bonus star when you knit the same design twice in two different sizes.
Q2 - Summer of Socks - Complete any sock pattern. Earn a bonus star by completing three or more pairs of socks.
Q3 - Exclusively Exclusive - Complete any project using our exclusive colors. Earn a bonus star by completing a project that combines two or more exclusive colors.
Q4 - Charted Waters - Complete a project that uses a chart in the pattern. Earn a bonus star if your project uses fingering weight or lighter yarn.

How it Works

Each knit-a-long officially begins on the first of the quarter it belongs to. Pick your yarn, maybe even get ambitious and do a swatch (while earning your Swatchbuckler badge!), and cast-on with your fellow ESKers in the Ravelry thread. When your project is done, head to your Yarnathon dashboard to submit your project and get your yardage and stars. Our goal is to have as many of you as possible finish your projects within the timeframe of the knit-a-long (truly knitting "along"), but we'll accept submissions for all 2018 knit-a-longs all the way up through December 25th to allow maximum participation.

Prizes: All 2018 KALs have three size options to allow everyone to play. You'll earn more yardage and stars the larger your project is:

Requirements for ALL knit-a-longs:

  • All yarn should come from Eat.Sleep.Knit except for minor embellishments
  • All projects should start on or after the start date for the knit-a-long and be completed and submitted by December 25th, 2018
  • All projects should use the patterns or themes specified by the individual knit-a-long requirements
  • All projects completed within the knit-a-long calendar timeframe will be eligible for the Ravelry prize drawings for that knit-a-long.

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