Hey Fellow Knitters – have we got a summer challenge for you! Here’s a chance to try some fancy colorwork on a small, simple project – a cup cozy sleeve!
For the summer, we’ll be hosting a Challenge to create a coffee cozy. So break out the scraps and join some other Crafty Friends in our Ravelry group, creating these little pieces of fiber art together. If you’re a newbie to colorwork, we’ll have resource links to answer your questions, and will offer knitterly support and camaraderie as you take on your first project. If you’re a colorwork champion, we hope you’ll join in to help others along with advice and feedback.
We’ve found some beautiful free patterns to inspire you, (click photos for pattern links) and we have some lovely prizes that we’ll randomly award amongst our finishers. Rules for prize entries will be located in the Summer Challenge discussion thread.
Sign up is easy, just post your intended project and colors in the thread! We all want to oooh and ahhh over your planned project. You can choose one of our suggested patterns, find your own, or if you’re an overacheiver – get some graph paper and design your own! Make only one, or one of each! They’ll make great gifts later this year.
Each and every finished project posted in the Summer Challenge discussion thread with a photo of your completed coffee cozy by August 15th, 2012 gets you an entry for some great prizes. Next week I’ll compile some colorwork resources here on the blog to help us along.
So hooray for colorwork! Stranded, Fair Isle, Intarsia, Mosaic – whatever tickles your fancy! We just can’t wait to see what you come up with! ♥