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

We also have physical prizes!

Look out for the hashtag #ADDesignerChallenge

Mix and Match

For the second theme I’ve chosen “Mix and Match”, meaning that the only rule for the design is that it has to have two different knitting styles, for example: cables and lace, or lace and mosaic, or textured and fair isle and so on, you get the idea!

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 after this 4 weeks period to give you time to build up the hype!

Anyone can participate! REALLY!

We have two different designer groups this time!

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.


When will it go down?

Start: Monday, January 21th, 2019

Designs reveal: Monday, February 18th, 2019

Test knit and tech edit: Monday, February 18th through Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Pattern release: Monday, March 18th through Sunday, March 24th, 2019.

Where are we doing this?

Chat and support group for the participants is The Secret Club on Facebook

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?

Post a picture of your yarn and describe your idea with a few words. You can post in the Ravelry thread or Facebook Group mentioned above, or Twitter or Instagram. If you post on IG or Twitter, use hashtag #ADDCMixMatch


Group 1: Signup form, you don’t have to sign up until you have your design figured out, but Sunday 17th February latest!

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

2 thoughts on “Artesanitarium Designs Designer Challenge pt 2: Mix and Match

  1. Please inform me about future competitions. I just saw this and it’s too late for me to enter. Thanks

    • Hi, I’m happy you’re interested in this, so nice to get more designers into the challenge!
      I announce the new challenges in the Facebook group, in my Ravelry group and my newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter through the pop-up on this page 🙂

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