Join Thousands of Knitters World Wide As We Knit 5,000 Sweaters in the Month of October



Have Accepted the Challenge

Three Ways To Participate

Find a sweater pattern you want to make and join the knit-a-long in October

Get a copy of The 30 Day Sweater eWorkbook and design your own sweater.*
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Take The 30 Day Sweater Online Course with video tutorials, sweater calculators, and forum support.*
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*participants using these methods are eligible to enter the 30 Day Sweater design competition.

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Use The 30 Day Sweater framework* to design your sweater and enter it to win some amazing prizes.

We want to reward you for all your hard work during the 30 Day Sweater Challenge, so we’re putting on a design competition. Once you’ve completed your 30 Day Sweater design, submit a photo of your finished project for the entire community to vote on.

The top 12 designs will be collected into the second volume of The 30 Day Sweater book, to be published in the fall of 2014.

Winners will also receive great prizes like a sweaters worth of yarn, interchangeable needle sets, and much more.

*only designs using the 30 Day Sweater framework are eligible


The designer of the #1 Most Popular sweater will win the following:

  • Have their pattern featured in the 2014 Stitches West fashion show
  • A Stitches “The Works” package to any 1 Stitches event in 2014
  • 5 sets of Signature Needle Arts Convertibles needles
  • A sweaters worth of yarn from Malibrigo
  • $200 gift card to Stitch Sprouts design services
  • and $1000 in cash!

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Lion Brand

Signature Needle Arts

Bijou Basin Ranch

Shalimar Yarns

Green Mountain Spinnery

KnitCircus Yarns

Brown Sheep

Toluca Knits

Universal Yarn

Stitch Sprouts

Sweet Georgia

Mountain Meadow Wool

The Buffalo Wool Co.

Dizzy Blonde Yarn

Baah Yarn

Spud and Chloe

Juniper Moon Farm

Malabrigo Yarn

Fairmount Fibers



Plymouth Yarn Company

Pepperberry Knits


Fable Fibers


Do I Have To Buy The Book / Course To Join The Challenge?

Nope! You’re welcome to find a sweater pattern you want to make and knit-a-long with us. We just can’t provide support for patterns and materials we didn’t create.

How Much Time Per Day Do I Need To Finish A Sweater In 30 Days?

That depends on a lot of factors; how fast you knit, how big/small your yarn/needles are, how big the sweater your making is, etc. We figure to make a women’s medium sized sweater you’ll need between 1 and 1 1/2 hours a day. You’ll need much less time for a child’s sweater and up to 3 hours for a large man sized sweater.

I Own A Yarn Store. How Can We Get Involved?

Sweet! We’d love to have you!

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Can My Knitting Club/Guild/Group Do The Challenge Together?

Sure! The more the merrier. We encourage each participant to sign up and download a free sweater planning guide.

My Yarn Store Is Not Participating. How Do I Get Them Involved?

First, tell them about the challenge and send them to this page. You can also contact Josh (our Street Team Leader) here with your yarn store contact info and he’ll get in touch with them.

What Is The Difference Between The Challenge And The Competition?

The 30 Day Sweater Challenge is to complete a sweater in 30 days. While we will be giving out prizes during the challenge, there is no prize for completing the challenge. Your reward is knowing you’ve accomplished this amazing feat and having a sweater you’ll love at the end.

The 30 Day Sweater Design Competition is only for people who use The 30 Day Sweater Framework to design a unique, top-down, raglan sweater pattern.

Why Do I Have To Use The Book / Course To Enter The Competition?

In order for us to include the winning patterns in our next book, they must be designed using our framework. This will allow us to write the pattern in a way that can be adapted to any size person, without having to do major modifications to the pattern.

How Do I Enter The Design Competition?

Starting November 1st, participants will be able to email photos of their finished sweater pattern to be included for voting. Submission will be taken until November 14th (so you actually have 6 weeks to finish you sweater), and voting will begin November 15th. Winners will be announced shortly before Thanksgiving at the end of November.

Do I Need To Submit A Written Pattern For The Design Competition?

You do not need to submit a written pattern, just a photo. You should document the steps for your sweater pattern, but we will work with the winners to make sure their patterns work within the framework for the book.

What If I Don’t Finish My Sweater In 30 Days?

You’ll turn into a purple buffalo.

Just Kidding!

Nothing. You just won’t have a finished sweater. The goal of the challenge is to motivate you to finish in 30 days, but there’s no penalty for not finishing. Life happens, we understand that. Hopefully you’ll be able to get back to it and finish when you have the chance.

What Kind Of Support Will You Be Providing During The Challenge?

During the challenge we will have a Ravelry group where you can share your progress and ask questions. We’ll also be producing a daily morning show every Monday – Friday with tips and tricks, interviews with yarn companies and designers, and prizes to keep you motivated.

As mentioned before, we cannot provide pattern support for other designers patterns, but there is a support forum for people who purchase The 30 Day Sweater Course.

I Want To Use The 30 Day Sweater Framework, But I Don’t Want To Design A Pattern. Do You Have Any Patterns I Can Use?

Why yes! Yes we do!

We’ve put together a collection of patterns that use The 30 Day Sweater Framework, so you can easily adapt them to your size and knit them in 30 days. You can find out more about the pattern collection here.



Jimmy Beans Wool

Noble Knits Yarn Store

The Yarn Garden of Whittier

The Yarn Garden of Whittier

Whittier, CA

Knitting Fairy Yarn Studio

Knitting Fairy Yarn Studio

Grand Prairie, TX

Fine Points

Fine Points

Cleveland, OH

Seed Stitch Fine Yarn

Seed Stitch Fine Yarn

Salem, Ma

The Modern Ewe

The Modern Ewe

Mt. Vernon, IN

The Knitting Loft

The Knitting Loft

Washington, D.C.

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

Northampton, Ma

A Good Yarn Sarasota

A Good Yarn Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

The Hook and Needle

Bryan, TX

Newbury Yarns

Boston, MA

Clover Farm General Store

Groton, MA

Everything Alpaca

Castle Rock, CO

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