the knit 20 for 2020 knitting project and knit

Join the Curious Crew as we spread our knitting wings and explore
the far reaches of our stash and skills with #Knit20for2020!

Discovering new things is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of being a maker. The small improvements we make with each project add up to a lifetime of knowledge and skill, so gradually that we don’t even notice until we take a step back and see how far we’ve come.
This year, I wanted to branch out with my knitting and nurture my creativity. Although I knit every day for work, my personal knitting projects often take a back seat. The Knit 20 for 2020 project began as a way to encourage myself to try new things, reach beyond my comfort zone, and cross a few things off my wish list. And once I’d made the plan for myself, it was only natural to invite the Curious Crew to play along with me.

to take part, you can download our knitting checklist, and start to tick off boxes as you complete projects.

If you want to really push yourself, you can knit a separate item for each item on the list, or you can tick off several boxes with one project. For example you could knit a pair of colourwork socks from a new-to-you designer using deep stash yarn and give them away as a gift, and you’d already have 5 boxes ticked! You can also get creative and substitute your own ideas for any of the items in the list, if something doesn’t suit you or you have a personal knitting goal that’s not included.

join our community!

As you work through your list, don’t forget to share
your progress with the community!
There’s the #knit20for2020 hashtag on Instagram which you can visit, follow, and use to tag your projects.

We also have a thread in the Curious Handmade Ravelry Group where people are sharing their plans, their lovely makes, and a lot of praise and encouragement!

the chance to win a lovely prize and support your favourite yarn business with the #knit20for2020 kal and monthly giveaway!

As something positive for us all to focus on and look forward to, and to help support small businesses who may be struggling as a result of the pandemic, I decided to add an ongoing KAL for the whole community. The Knit 20 for 2020 KAL will take place in our Curious Handmade Ravelry Group and Instagram. Here’s how it will work:

Every month I’ll post a #Knit20for2020 Finished Object thread in the Ravelry group. This will be a no-chat thread. At the end of each month I’ll draw a winner from this thread, and another from the #Knit20for2020 hashtag on Instagram.

to enter on ravelry:

post

a photo you’ve completed as a part of the challenge.

nominate

an independent yarnie business, indie dyer, or local yarn shop you’d like to receive a gift certificate for, if you are a winner.

to enter on instagram:

post

a photo you’ve completed as a part of the challenge.

nominate

and tag an independent yarnie business, indie dyer, or local yarn shop you’d like to receive a gift certificate for, if you are a winner.

use

the #Knit20for2020 hashtag and tag @curioushandmade so I can find your post!

each monthly winner will receive a

$50 USD

(or approximate equivalent currency) gift certificate
to the business of their choice!

I hope you all have a lot of fun with the project:

I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you make and
hear about all the new things you learn.