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January Design Challenge Co-winner - Taciana Simmons

January Design Challenge Co-winner - Taciana Simmons

Our January challenge was to design a cowl using a maximum of 2 skeins of SilverSpun® Sport.  We had 8 gorgeous designs submitted and after a popular vote we had a TIE for first place (what are the odds?).  Taciana (Taci) Simmons was one of the winners with her beautiful entry, Northwest Shore - inspired by the northwest beach shores of the Pacific Northwest where she lives.

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April Design Challenge - a Wrap

April Design Challenge - a Wrap

Our April design challenge is a little more free wheeling than our previous two.  This month we'd like you to design a Wrap.  It can be any kind of wrap, as long as it covers the shoulders.  It could be a lacy shawl, a long rectangle, a simple triangle, anything your creative mind can come up with, just as long as while wearing it it can cover the shoulders.  

This month's challenge uses SilverSpun® Silk (max. 1 skein)

  • The deadline for submissions is June 5, 2017
  • Public voting will take place June 7-14, 2017
  • Winner will be announced June 16, 2017
  • Read full details here.

Think you want to give the Challenge a try?  Let us know by clicking here.

Thanks for taking the challenge and good luck to all!

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February Design Challenge - Fingerless Mitts

February Design Challenge - Fingerless Mitts

Our February design challenge is the ever popular Fingerless Mitts.  Feel free to design them however you like - knit in the round, knit flat, pieced.  The sky's the limit.

This month's challenge uses SilverSpun® Sock (max. 1 skein)

  • The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2017
  • Public voting will take place April 17-23, 2017
  • Winner will be announced April 24, 2017
  • Read full details here.

Think you want to give the Challenge a try?  Let us know by clicking here.

Thanks for taking the challenge and good luck to all!

 

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January Design Challenge - A COWL

January Design Challenge - A COWL

We are kicking off the 2017 Monthly Design Challenge with a relatively easy project - a COWL.  Let your imagination run wild as you design yours!

This month's challenge uses SilverSpun® Sport (max. 2 regular skeins)
  • The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017
  • Public voting will take place March 17-23, 2017
  • Winner will be announced March 24, 2017
  • Be sure to email us at contact@feelgoodyarnco.com to let us know you will be participating.
  • For full details click here

Thanks for taking the challenge and good luck to all!

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2017 Monthly Design Challenge

2017 Monthly Design Challenge

Our 2016 Designer of the Month series was so successful, that we’ve decided to carry it forward into 2017, but with a twist.  Announcing the FGYCo MONTHLY DESIGN CHALLENGE – the monthly design contest where you have the chance to have your pattern published on our website (and be paid), be interviewed for our blog and win a $100 Feel Good Yarn Company gift certificate!  Anyone can enter – you don’t have to be a published designer. In fact, we encourage those who have been wanting to dip their toe into the design scene to participate.

Here’s how it works:
• At the beginning of every month we will introduce a “design challenge” project using one of our SilverSpun® yarns.
• Designers will have approximately 2 1/2 months to complete the project*.
• Entries will be voted on by the general public. All entries will be posted anonymously to allow participants a fair chance at winning.
• The design with the most votes wins.
*Designs previously published either on-line or in print are not eligible for this contest (that includes Instagram & Ravelry.)

What you could win:
• The winning design will be featured on our website and all of our social media outlets (see below for more details)
• The winning designer will be interviewed on our blog.
• The winning designer will receive a $100 FGYCo gift certificate.
• The second & third place winners will receive $75 & $50 gift certificates respectively, but will not have their pattern published by Feel Good Yarn Co.

If you wish to participate you must:
1. Purchase the required SilverSpun® yarn.
2. Design & knit/crochet the Challenge project.
3. Send us a photo of the finished project suitable for publication.

If you win you must:
1. Supply FGYCo with a formatted PDF version of the pattern.
2. Supply FGYCo with additional photos of the finished project for publication purposes.

How to enter:
• Purchase the required amount of SilverSpun® yarn for the Challenge.
• Let us know you wish to participate by filling out this form.

How to vote:
• Once all of the submissions are in there will be a link on our website that will take you to the voting site. We will announce when voting is open via all of our social media outlets and our website.
• Just for kicks we will randomly choose one voter from each monthly campaign who’ll win a copy of the winning pattern and enough SilverSpun® yarn to make it.

Additional details:

  • The winning pattern will be available for sale on our website.  For every pattern sold via our website we will pay 50% commission (most likely $2.50). Payments will be made quarterly via PayPal if over $10.  If less than $10, payment will be made the next quarter.  Payments will continue until we decide to no longer carry the pattern (but it will be at least through 2017).
  • All winners will retain the rights to their design and are free to publish one month from the time of release on our website.
  • Regarding photographs.  Please take the time to take clear, clean, well lit and in focus photographs.  The photo you submit will play a big part in determining if people vote for your design or not.  A great photo usually garners lots of votes!
  • The submission photo should be formatted as a square so we can easily post to Instagram.
  • Only designs using SilverSpun® yarns are eligible for this contest.

 

 

 

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December's Designer of the Month – Melynda Bernardi

December's Designer of the Month – Melynda Bernardi

On December 15, 2016 we will be releasing the pattern that Melynda designed using SilverSpun® Sport to our subscribers.  Be sure to sign up here so you don’t miss it.

I can't believe that we have come to the last month in our Year of the Designer series!  We have  a very special designer to wrap it all up - Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits.  I first became aware of Melynda way back in 2009 when she published her French Press Slippers pattern.  I thought they were so cute, and apparently I'm not the only one.  A quick peruse on Ravelry shows that over 7200 people have made them!  Melynda has continued to produce beautiful patterns and most recently published, Comfort & Joy, a collection of original Christmas stockings for the modern hand knitter.  You can find Melynda on Ravelry, Instagram and her website.

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November’s Designer of the Month – Romi Hill

November’s Designer of the Month – Romi Hill

On November 10, 2016 we will be releasing the pattern that Romi designed using SilverSpun® Sock to our subscribers.  Be sure to sign up here so you don’t miss it.

Romi Hill is our November Designer of the Month.  Romi is one prolific knitwear designer and an absolute delight to work with!  Take a look at her Raverly page and you will see 218 absolutely gorgeous designs, many of them featuring lacework, which is obviously one of her true passions.  I am honored that Romi was able to carve out the time to fill us in on her "knitting life" and design this month's pattern.  You can find Romi on Ravelry, Instagram and her website.

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