Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Scoreboard KAL

Join us this Fall, and keep track of TDs on CIRCs or DPs!

About this Knit-A-Long!

The Scoreboard Cowl is worked in the two (or three) colors of your favorite football team!

The main color (MC) will always represent your favorite team and their points, while the secondary color (CC) will always represent your favorite team's opponents and their points. There is also an option to add a third color, to provide a visual break line between games. In the BLUE, GREEN and SILVER example above, representing Seattle's 2014-2015 season, the BLUE represents Seattle, the GREEN represents Seattle's opponents, and the SILVER is the purl round that separates the games!

The idea behind the design of the cowl is fairly simple. When your team scores, you will knit a round in the MC for each point attained. Did they kick a field goal? That would be 3 rounds. Did they score a touchdown? That would be 6 rounds. Was the point after good? Add another round! Should the opposing team score on the subsequent drive, their points will be knit in the CC (following the same rules noted above). You will follow this structure for the entire game, switching back and forth between the MC and CC depending on which team scores. All rounds will be worked in knit stitch, except the optional, game-dividing, purl rounds.

When the season is over, you will be left with an AMAZING, wearable knitted record of your team's 2015-2016 season in the Scoreboard Cowl!

During the season, there will be weekly prize opportunities for participating knitters, as well as chances for your Local Yarn Shop to win pizza parties and other fun things for those knitting along!

Supply List

So what supplies will you need to participate in this KAL and make the Scoreboard KAL Cowl?

You will need a soft, washable yarn that comes in a lot of colors! HiKoo® Simplicity is the perfect yarn - and it is available at the Yarns By Design boutique. While it is impossible to know exactly how much yarn to buy, we have done a lot of research on the average number of points scored per game and per season, and we are recommending starting with 6 (six), 50 gram hanks of HiKoo® Simplicity in each of your team's 2 main colors, and 1 hank of a third color (third color is optional). You may need to buy more yarn if a lot of points are scored each game, or you may have left over yarn to make a hat if defense is strong! Other than yarn, you will need a 16" US 7 addi circular needle (a second needle of the same size and length is needed at the end of the season when it is time to turn the scarf into a cowl by joining the 2 ends together with Kitchener Stitch). You will also want a darning needle to weave in those ends!

(6) hanks HiKoo® Simplicity in your favorite team's Main Color - to represent the points scored by your favorite team
(6) hanks HiKoo® Simplicity in your favorite team's other Main Color - to represent the points scored by opponents
(1) hank HiKoo® Simplicity (Optional) in a third color (your favorite team's third color, if they have one) to mark the breaks between games
(2) 16” US 7 addi® circular needles
Darning needle

Team Name: Knit - Tackle - Purl
Below is a list of teams we are supporting.

Pre-registration is required, $10 per participant. We will meet at the Yarns By Design boutique two (2) times during the season. Our first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st from 6-7pm to introduce ourselves and to select our team colors. Participants will receive 10% off yarn needed for their project(s). Yarns By Design will host a Pizza Party at the end of the season to show off our finished victories, date TBD.

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