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Crostown Craftalong 2024 LYS Team Wildcats

Get ready to cast on with us--the Crosstown Craftalong is here! This year we're representing Evanston's Northwestern Wildcats in the summer's hottest friendly shop competition to see who can deliver the most Hits and Home Runs for their team.

Let's show everyone our Wildcat pride and score the most with our custom color way courtesy of the event's originator, Chicago's very own Gnome Depot Fibers.

We've got 2 weeks to place priority pre-orders for the three Gnome Depot color bases in our custom Team Wildcat colorway. Place your order now to ensure you receive it by June 30th in time to start the official Craftalong! If you're looking for ideas for what to do with your yarn, we have some great pattern links for both knitting and crochet. 

**Be sure to register by clicking on the graphic below to sign up to hit for our Wildcat team**


Each week of the Craftalong, you can bring your work in to weigh, or send in a photo of your scale and progress and you'll start racking up the hits and home runs for Evanston Stitchwork's Wildcats Team. You can use any fingering, DK or worsted weight yarn, but our team colors will earn double hits if you use our Wildcat color way.

Get your orders in early and join us for the kickoff CAL Party on Sunday, June 30th from 2:00 - 4:00p where you can pick up your yarn, cheer our team and cast on!


Yarn Bases $30 per Skein

Enoki Fingering 2-ply: 100gr/400 yards, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon

Cremini DK 4-ply: 100gr/245 yards, 100% Superwash BFL

Porcini Worsted 4-ply: 100gr/218 yards, 100% Superwash Merino


Craftalong Schedule

June 7 - 21: Pre-Order Yarn

June 30: Yarn Pick Up and Kickoff Party! 2:00 - 4:00pm

Bring your piece in for weekly weigh-ins or report to us each week through August 18th (July 19 - 28 excluded for the Chicago Yarn Crawl)