Malabrigo Yarns is throwing a contest!
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We want to give some of you budding -- and experienced -- designers a chance to show off your stuff and win great prizes!
Designers will have until November 1st to design a pattern in Malabrigo Sock. The pattern must be fully written up as a pdf, test knitted and photographed, and cannot have been previously published on your blog or Ravelry. You may submit patterns that you have been working on privately.
First Prize is a full bag of any currently-available yarn, in any colorway you choose, and a bag (10 skeins) of the test yarn Dos in a colorway of our choosing! Your pattern will also be promoted on the Malabrigo Blog (here!) and featured in the patterns section of our website, and copies may be given away at Stitches with test skeins!
Second Prize is a full bag of any currently-available yarn, in any colorway you choose. That's ONE whole bag of Malabrigo yarn! Your pattern will also be promoted on the Malabrigo Blog (here!) and featured in the patterns section of our website.
Third Prize is a 'grab bag' of 5 skeins of Malabrigo yarn from the factory -- this might include test skeins or any currently released yarns! Your pattern will also be promoted on the Malabrigo Blog (here!) and featured in the patterns section of our website.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and titled 'Malabrigo Sock Contest'. I expect to receive all submissions by November 1st, and they will be forwarded to the company, where Tobias and Antonio will choose a winner and send the prizes!
-- All designs must use Malabrigo Sock and the only recommended yarn should be Malabrigo Sock
-- All designs should be new and not seen on Ravelry as a released pattern, or on your blog as a released pattern.
-- All designs should be test-knit and set up as a pdf file before submission. Tech editing is strongly encouraged, but not required. Schematics, charts and well-written directions are also encouraged.
-- Patterns will be chosen based on three categories: general appearance (how the yarn's color is integrated into the pattern), pattern clarity (a well-designed layout), and creativity!
Designers will retain the rights to these patterns outside the stipulations of the contest (i.e., if you win first prize, we might give copies of your pattern for free at Stitches but will not sell them or give them away to yarn stores). Designers may offer their patterns up for free or for sale on their blogs or Ravelry.com after November 1, 2010.
If you have questions, email Hannah Thiessen at email@example.com