North Carolina

Knit-A-Long

Knit one, or all four, of the knitting patterns in the A New Home Collection, inspired by my new home: North Carolina. 
Chat with fellow knitters; share your yarn, progress, and finished object photos; and win yarny and Carolina-themed prizes!

This knit-a-long (KAL) will celebrate the launch of the collection and our Carolina love. 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 North Carolina - made prizes!

 

FAQ

Dates

November 21st (North Carolina's birthday!) to January 31st.

How do I participate?

Share your photos using #NorthCarolinaKAL

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 #NorthCarolinaKAL hashtag on Instagram. Every post using #NorthCarolinaKAL and/or in the KAL chat counts for prize drawings!

The prize schedule is as follows:  

Nov 30, Dec 21, Jan 11, Jan 31: Winner will be drawn from a combination of the chatter thread, FO thread, and Instagram hashtag.

Dec 26, Jan 31: Prize for the knitter with the most finished objects!

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: Hearts on Fiber, Knitty Gritty FibersQueen City Yarn, and

Livin Vivid Yarn, or any of the yarn dyers/shops that have donated a prize for the KAL:

The Fibre Studio, Queen's Yarn Boutique, Knitty Gritty Fibers, Knitting AddictionYarn and More Inc, Charlotte YarnQueen City Yarn, The Tail Spinner, Blue Pelican Gallery Gifts & Yarn, Yummi Yarns, Hand Dyed Diva, and Purl's Yarn Emporiumyou 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: 

- $25 gift card to The Tail Spinner

- 1 project bag from YaniHandmade

- 1 stitch marker and 1 pin from Bella Filati Yarns

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

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Prize #4: 

- $25 gift card from The Fibre Studio

- yarn, coasters, and artwork from Blue Pelican Gallery Gifts & Yarn

- 1 stitch marker and 1 pin from Bella Filati Yarns

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

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(CLAIMED) Prize #2: 

- 1 skein of exclusive yarn from Knitting Addiction

- (1) 3-piece charm set from Blue Tomato Handmade

- 1 stitch marker and 1 pin from Bella Filati Yarns

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

(CLAIMED) Prize #3: 

- 1 signature yarn from Yarn and More Inc

- 1 Craft Bag from Creating a Small Change

- 1 stitch marker and 1 pin from Bella Filati Yarns

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

Prize #5: 

- 2 skeins of yarn from Queen's Yarn Boutique

- $10 gift card for Yummi Yarns

- yarn and coasters from Blue Pelican Gallery Gifts & Yarn

- 1 stitch marker and 1 pin from Bella Filati Yarns

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

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(CLAIMED) Prize #6: 

- yarn, face mask, pin, stickers, and needle tracker from Hand Dyed Diva

- 1 skein Adventure yarn from Purl's Yarn Emporium

- 1 stitch marker and 1 pin from Bella Filati Yarns

- 1 Snickerdoodle Knits pattern of your choice

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Grand Prize: 

- 1 skein of fingering weight yarn in Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Knitty Gritty Fibers

- 2 skeins of yarn, 3 coasters, and yarn bowl from Blue Pelican Gallery Gifts & Yarn

- 1 skein of NoDa Sock yarn from Queen City Yarn

- 1 stitch marker set from Blue Tomato Handmade

- $10 gift card to Yummi Yarns

- $25 gift card to Charlotte Yarn

- 3 Snickerdoodle Knits patterns of your choice

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About the Donors

 

These companies are Caolina-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 their email list, or purchasing from their online shop! 

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Charlotte YarnIf you are crazy about knitting or crocheting or want to learn how, stop by and visit our warm and friendly yarn shop located in the heart of the beautiful, historic Dilworth neighborhood, where you will be inspired and encouraged, regardless of where you are in your craft.

Website | Instagram

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Creating a Small ChangeI mostly make reusable bowl and pie covers, along with produce bags that can also be used as a craft bags. A Small Change finds beautiful vintage fabrics and gives them a new life as a 21st century sustainable product. My hope is to inspire people to rethink how each of us can use less plastic and find the worthiness in the action to reuse when we can. 

Website | Instagram | Pinterest

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Knitty Gritty FibersKnitty Gritty is an indie hand-dyer from Southeastern North Carolina. Knitty Gritty uses only the highest quality yarn bases and hand-dyes them into gorgeous hues. Each skein is dyed in a small batch and is one of a kind.

Website | Email | Instagram | Facebook | Ravelry

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Purl's Yarn Emporium: Purl's Yarn Emporium is a locally owned yarn store in Asheville, NC. A nerdy store with in-house hand-dyes celebrating adventure & fantasy, science, and a certain Time-traveler, Purl's carries yarns with stories from just a few miles away and across the globe.

Shop Online | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Email

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Queen City Yarn: We are two friends, Janis and Christen, brought together in the Queen City of Charlotte by our love for knitting and yarn. 

Our products start with one of eight great yarn bases, each named for a neighborhood in the Queen City that reflects their personality. Seven of these bases are commercially spun superwash yarns.

Our non-superwash base, Berryhill, is Queen City Yarn’s first locally sourced, small-batch, mill-spun yarn. We worked with Echoview Fiber Mill, located just outside Asheville, NC, to create this beautiful fingering-weight merino and alpaca blend yarn. 


The colors we apply are inspired by the beautiful things we see around us, breathtaking places we have visited, as well as Christen’s two young children. While each color we produce can stand on its own, one of the guiding principles of color development at Queen City Yarn is designing coordinating colorways as well as colors that beautifully contrast one another. We want to make choosing colors for projects easy, whether it be for a gorgeous fade or perfect color pop." 

Website | Newsletter Sign Up | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

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Queen's Yarn Boutique: Queen’s Yarn Boutique was established in November 2014. I started my business by selling crochet and knitting accessories and started hand dyeing yarn in 2016. I started my YouTube channel, Queen's Yarn Boutique in August 2015. My business is named after my grandmother Queen. I like dyeing bright, deep saturated colorways. I love seeing the amazing projects that my customers create.

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The Tail Spinner The Tail Spinner is a full-service fiber arts shop, providing quality yarns, spinning wheels, looms, fiber, needles and tools, classes and much more. We offer knitting, crochet, hand spinning, and weaving classes; and we also do demonstrations on fiber preparation, dyeing, felting, and other fiber arts.

Website | You can also find The Tail Spinner on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can sign up for e-mails at our website.

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Yani Handmade: Yanihandmade is a mother-daughter business based in Asheville NC. We use indigo to dye garments, yarn, and fabric for aprons, project bags, etc, and also we create fun items with ice-dyeing.

Website | Instagram

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Yarn and More Inc: Yarn and More Inc is a short walk from the beautiful Nags Head beaches. We carry a wide variety of yarn to suite any budget, needles, hooks and notions, patterns and accessories, as well as a wonderful selection of beach-themed Cross Stitch and Needlepoint. We offer classes on a weekly basis and by appointment, and we are here to help you through patterns and technical issues. Our online store has a huge variety of yarns from Baah Yarn, Madeline Tosh, Malabrigo, Cascade, Plymouth, Universal and Red Heart –if you can’t find what you are looking for, please call us – we are more than happy to help.

 

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Yummi Yarns: We want to share our love of yarn with people from all over with any level of experience. Most of all we have fun! We are on Facebook and Instagram both as YummiYarns. 

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