Two categories, one for those who want to publish and one for those who only want to design with no strings attached! 

What two to tango means will be revealed on the first Monday of August, 2019! 

We also have physical prizes!

Look out for the hashtag #ADDesignerChallenge

It Takes Two To Tango!

Use two different yarns in one design. 

Two different yarns means two different

  1. weights or
  2. fibers or
  3. brands or
  4. name or
  5. just different! 

If you can explain how they are different (other than color!)  it counts!

Time frame

You have 4 weeks to design and knit your entry, the reveal of the designs would be in the end of the 4 weeks.

Then over the next 4 weeks you would independently conduct the test knit and/or tech editing processes, while people are voting for their favorite designs!

Launch of the pattern would be during or after the second 4 weeks period to give you and me time to build up the hype!

Anyone can participate! REALLY!

We have two different designer groups this time too!

You can be total newbie to designing or a already established designer, the important thing is that you have enthusiasm and are ready to have a ton of FUN! All you really need is an idea! Other things you can learn, and there are some really amazing people ready to help you and I can point you to them.

Anyone can participate! No restrictions! Just pick your group!

Group 1: Hard Core!

All I ask is that you are committed to finish, run a test knit and/or have your pattern tech edited and share as much as you can and are comfortable with, of your process and progress, and knowledge of this challenges on your social media platforms, using the hashtags given later.

Group 2: Shadow group

For those who just want to play along, no strings attached. All exposure is appreciated!

When will it go down?

Start: Monday, August 5th, 2019

This is the date I reveal the theme, start to build up the hype, getting all the designers together and get the word out there.

This is the date you start to get your creative juices flowing!

Submission deadline: Sunday, September 1st, 2019

This is the day I will need to have a photo of the finished design.

This is the day you need to send me an e-mail containing at least one photo and a couple of rows explaining the design and a link to your Ravelry designer page 

Designs reveal: Monday, September 9th, 2019

This is the day I reveal all the designs on my blog and open the voting! 

This is the day you start promoting your design to all your friends and followers!

Test knit and tech edit: Monday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 29th, 2019

This is the time frame for tech editing and/or test knitting. It is not mandatory, but highly recommended! If you don’t know where to get testers or where to run your test, check out this post!

Pattern release: Monday, September 9th through Sunday, September 29th, 2019.

This is the time frame for releasing the pattern. You don’t have to fit in it, but it is good to release when the hype is on! 

If you let me know when the design is released, I will add a link to it in the blog post.

Where are we doing this?

Chat in the Artesanitarium group on Ravelry


Group 1: Here on my website in it’s own post when the time comes.

Group 2: Voting thread on Ravelry. 

You may use what ever platform to release your pattern on, but I highly recommend using at least Ravelry, there are many way to promote your design for free there. More about that in an upcoming blog post.

Where do I sign up?

Group 1: Signup form, you don’t have to sign up until you have your design figured out, but Sunday September 1st latest!

Group 2: There is a designated thread in my Ravelry group!

Everybody are encouraged to post a picture of their yarns and describe their idea with a few words  in the Ravelry thread, on Twitter or Instagram. If you post on IG or Twitter, use hashtag #ADDCTwo2Tango and #ADDesignerChallenge and link back to me @artesanitarium so we can get maximal exposure to the event!

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