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Participate in one or all of the 2017 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 banner knit-a-long is the aspirational Persian Dreams, a blanket so many of you have surely admired, considered, thought, "no way!" and moved along. With options in several weights, myriad color schemes, multiple sizes and even an easy conversion to crochet, we hope you'll join us on this new journey. Last year's blanket KAL was wildly successful and pushed so many of us to finish this project that, let's be honest, we probably would have shoved into a closet by May were it not for those stars, so we hope the fine company can help you produce similar results in 2017.
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.
You can see details for each knit-a-long by clicking on the event above or below:
Persian Dreams - A year-long knit-a-long. Pick your yarn weight and your color scheme, and how many hexagons you make is up to you! Earn stars for even just one hexagon and up to 16 for the full blanket.
Q1 - Melanie Berg - Knit up any Melanie Berg pattern in the ESK yarn of your choice. Earn a bonus star when you choose a pattern featuring 3 or more colors.
Q2 - Summer Yarns - Complete a project using a yarn that contains silk, cotton, linen, bamboo, seacell or Outlast. Earn a bonus star by using a yarn with 60% or more of that fiber.
Q3 - Rhinebeck Sweater - Complete a fall sweater project. Earn a bonus star by completing your sweater in under two weeks in true Rhinebeck fashion.
Q4 - Vintage Queue - Complete a project that's been in your Ravelry queue or favorites for at least a year. Earn a bonus star if your project has been languishing in your queue for 5 or more years.
How it Works
Each knit-a-long officially begins on the first of the quarter listed in the calendar below. 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 2017 knit-a-longs all the way up through December 25th to allow maximum participation.
Prizes: All 2017 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, 2017
- 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.