Montana

Knit-A-Long

Knit one, or all five, of the knitting patterns in the My Forever Home Collection, inspired by my home state: Montana. 
Chat with fellow knitters; share your yarn, progress, and finished object photos; and win yarny and Montana-themed prizes!

Montanans have a lot of pride for their state - its vastness, its beauty, and its grandeur. I designed the My Forever Home Collection to celebrate the state, focusing on specific aspects that stand out to me: farmland, prairies, mountains, woods, and snowy winters.

This knit-a-long (KAL) will celebrate the launch of the collection and our Montana pride and admiration. You can choose to knit one pattern or the whole collection, all with fellow knitters from around the world! There will be knit chat, special KAL discounts, and lots of amazing Montana - made prizes!

 

FAQ

Dates

November 8th (Montana's birthday!) to January 31st.

How do I participate?

Share your photos using #MontanaKAL on your Instagram posts.

Knit and chat with other knitters in the KAL chat. Here you can share your yarn, progress photos, questions, and finished objects. Click the button below to join the KAL chat and sign up for any KAL news or updates.

The KAL chat is being hosted on Discord, an app that allows you to chat and share photos with all KAL participants. 

How do I win a prize?

Knit at least one pattern from the collection and  share it in the KAL chat and/or use the #MontanaKAL hashtag on Instagram. Every post using #MontanaKAL and/or in the KAL chat counts for prize drawings!

The prize schedule is as follows:  

November 30th, December 21st, January 11th, and January 31st: Winner will be drawn from a combination of the chatter thread, FO thread, and Instagram hashtag.

December 20th & January 31st: Prize for the knitter with the most skeins knit! (to even out the playing field for those knitting the poncho and shawl)

January 31st: An additional winner will be drawn exclusively from the FO thread for the Grand Prize.

The more you chat, the more fun you'll have, and the more likely you are to win a prize! Each comment/post = 1 entry for the prize.

Within the FO thread: if you knit your project with yarn from any of the yarn dyers that supported this collection: Polka Dot Sheep, Western Sky Knits, Big Sky Yarn Co, and Explorer Knits, or any of the yarn dyers that have donated a prize for the KAL:

(solstice yarn, The Farmer's Daughter Fibers, and Big Sky Yarn Co), you will receive one additional entry. You must post twice in the FO thread for your project to receive the additional entry for the yarn -- and please share which yarn it was!

Exclusive KAL Discounts

     

Some generous fiber-y folks have offered exclusive discounts to KAL participants! If you sign up for the KAL emails, you will receive the most up-to-date list of discounts in the first email that you receive. That email will include all of the details for using the discount. Discounts that are added later will be sent via email updates. Discounts include: 

 

 

Prizes

     

When you win a prize, you will be able to choose which prize you'd like! 

 

The first prize will be drawn on November 30th, to give you a chance to get your yarn and patterns in order - and start sharing everything in the chat!

 

Prize #1: 

- 2 skeins of solstice yarn Luna Merino Cashmere DK base with 2 stitch markers from Dublin Bay Knitting Co

- 1 See Melissa Craft knitting pattern of your choice

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

Prize #2: 

- 1 pair of Alpine Baby Co leggings, your choice of size up to size 2

- 1 pair of booties from Woodsii

- 1 See Melissa Craft personalized knitting journal

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

Prize #3: 

- 2 skeins of Big Sky Yarn Co Squish DK in the Glacier National Park colorway

- 1 pair of Montana Happy Glass earrings

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

Prize #4: 

- 2 skeins of Polka Dot Sheep yarn Stumptown DK base - color of your choice

- 1 Stone Cottage Pottery stitch marker set

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

Prize #5: 

- 1 See Melissa Craft Pixie Fingerless Gloves deluxe kit (with pattern, yarn, needles, and accessories) in your choice of color

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

Prize #6: 

- 1 skein of DK weight handspun yarn by Hikari Handmade

- 1 Hikari Handmade shawl size drawstring project bag with stitch marker

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

Grand Prize: 

- 2 skeins of The Farmer's Daughter Fibers Recollect DK yarn in Ranch Romance

- 1 Earthstones Pottery MT Montana-inspired yarn bowl

- 2 skeins of fingering weight Forbidden Fibers yarn from Yarn Bar

- 4 Snickerdoodle Knits patterns of your choice

About the Donors

 

These companies are Montana-based small businesses that generously donated the prizes. Love what they do? You can show your support by following them on social media, signing up for the email list, or purchasing from their online shop! 

Dublin Bay Knitting CoTradition with a twist! LYS in Anaconda, Montana. We love all things Irish and hand dyed! 

Find Dublin Bay Knitting Co online at: Instagram | Facebook

Hikari Handmade: Hikari Handmade opened in Spring of 2017 on Etsy.com. 

I make project bags and notion pouches. Recently added to the shop are custom color blended handspun yarns all created in the Bitterroot Valley.

Polka Dot Sheep: Fine Yarns hand dyed in beautiful Whitefish, Montana. IG: Polkadotsheep Hashtags: #polkadotsheep #pdsyarn #polkadotflock  

FB: Polka Dot Sheep Fine Yarns   Website: polkadotsheep.com

Sign up for our email list for the Color of the Week (always discounted 20%), New Colors and yarn bases, New Patterns and Designer Collaborations, other discounts or sales and announcements

See Melissa CraftSee Melissa Craft provides creative tutorials, patterns, tips, and tricks to help you craft more happiness! Melissa, the owner and head crafter, offers a variety of different project types suitable for those who have never threaded a needle to those who have hand-lettered, embroidered, embellished, and framed their own license to carry a glue gun. Find See Melissa Craft online at:

Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Free Membership Program

Receive the Celtic Cable Boot Toppers knitting pattern for free when you sign up for the free membership.

The Farmer's Daughter Fibers: Born a farm girl, Candice English, the owner and operator at The Farmer's Daughter Fibers, embodies her heritage & home state of Montana into all aspects of her work. Rich Native American roots, traditions, strength, and family ways drive us. It embodies all aspects of what we do.

Yarn BarIntoxicating Fibers to inspire you. We welcome all people who like to make things with yarn using your own hands! We have tools, gifts, and of course lots of beautiful yarns from Montana and beyond in mostly natural fibers. Find them online: Website | Instagram 

Discount information, prize information, and KAL reminders will be sent via email. Be sure to sign up below so you don't miss out on any updates! At most, you will receive one email per week (on Tuesdays), but only if there is new information to share!

A huge thank you to the yarn dyers and small businesses who collaborated to make this Collection & KAL possible! 

If you have any questions regarding the KAL, you can leave those in the KAL chat, send me a DM on Instagram @snickerdoodleknits, or send me an email at jessica@snickerdoodleknits.com

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