Tahki COLORPLAY Challenge!
Tahki Stacy Charles has teamed up with knittingdaily.com to bring knitters or crocheters out there a challenge that might end up with you winning $250 worth of Tahki yarn (that's 40 skeins of either Cotton Classic or Cotton Classic Lite)…in all of the colors of the rainbow!
In order to be entered in the contest, you can either download the free knit or crochet scarf pattern designed by one of our favorite designers, Kristin Omdahl, or just create your own scarf! You can design your own scarf as long as it’s sized to approximately 6” wide and 52” long, excluding the fringe.
|Tahki Cotton Classic|
In order to be qualified for the challenge, you must use at least four colors of Tahki's Cotton Classic and/or Cotton Classic Lite for your scarf. Attached to more than four colors? Not a problem! You can use as many colors as you'd like, just as long as you make sure that you have four different colors as a minimum. Once you're finished, all you have to do is post a picture of your colorful masterpiece on the Knitting Daily website: the crochet gallery (if your scarf was crocheted) or the knitting gallery (if your scarf was knit). Be sure to include a description of your scarf and which colors of Cotton Classic or Cotton Classic Lite you chose! The deadline to post your photos is March 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more details, please visit KnittingDaily's website: Colorplay Reader Challenge.
Need some tips on color coordination? Tahki Stacy and Knitting Daily.com have released a really great video on Kirstin Omdahl picking out her own colors for the scarf! Check it out!
Visitors to Knitting Daily will vote on their favorite scarf...the scarf with the most votes wins! Voting has already started but don't let that discourage you! Start knitting or crocheting away and get your picture up there!! Plus, for every Colorplay Reader Challenge entry, Tahki will make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to help eradicate breast cancer. How cool is that?! So, hey, even if you don't win the contest, you've already contributed to a great cause...and you have a beautiful scarf to wear!
Many of you might be very interested in this contest but are wondering, "who or what is Tahki Stacy Charles?" which is a very good question indeed! Manufacturer and distributor of some our favorite fibers, Tahki Stacy Charles began in January 2000 as a merger between Tahki Yarns and Stacy Charles Inc. Since then, they've been offering some of the finest fibers out there today and manage to fill almost every niche in the handknitting industry, "from high-end classics and fashion-forward novelties to value-priced fashion finds and casual favorites." Tahki Stacy Charles is actually composed of four different brands: Tahki Yarns which brings us "all natural, all American" yarns such as the previously mentioned Cotton Classic, as well as the popular Donegal Tweed; Filatura Di Crosa, an Italian brand that focuses on fashion forward and elegant yarns from the highly versatile superwash yarn Zara to the luxurious Superior; S. Charles Collezione brings us fun yet ultra-chic yarns such as the shimmery mohair, Luna, and the ultrasoft kid mohair and silk blend, Tivoli; and last but not least, Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham is a brand that focuses on offering organic yarns with an urban twist such as the metallic shimmer yarn Quartz and the super bulky Tundra.
What can we say? We love everything that Takhi has to offer and we know you'll find just about everything you're looking for in a fiber from this highly regarded and one-of-a-kind company! They also have an unbelievable amount of pattern support- pattern books filled with unique and gorgeous designs are continually being released where each one is as eye-catching as the last!
Well...what are you waiting for? Go and pick out your favorite colors and start knitting or crocheting away! We can't wait to see what all you creative fiber artists out there come up with!!
Happy Colorchallenge Knitting and Crocheting!