We’re putting together our conroi of knitting knights for the Loopy Table. What does that mean? A conroi is a group of knights who trained and fought together. We’re not fighting anyone. We’re just knitting, learning new things, and having fun together with this new fall program. Welcome to The Knights of the Loopy Table!
What is this? A program to encourage and inspire new knitting projects (and/or WIP finishing).
Who can participate? Anyone! It’s a virtual program.
Is there an entry fee? No.
What are the rewards? Completed projects, Loopy Reward Store points, Loopy Credits from your purchases, and knighterly project camaraderie on Ravelry.
First Semester: September 3 – December 31 (photos uploaded to Loopy Photo Galleries by 12/31.)
Second Semester: January 1 – April 30. (photos uploaded to Loopy Photo Galleries by 4/30.)
You choose your own quest to Knighthood.
You can make any patterns you like, as long as they are at least 200 yards (singly knit) or more, and as long as you’re using yarn you purchased here. We just want to encourage you to be as productive as you’d like to be over the next 8 months!
We have three different options for yarn supplies:
- What-Stasher – Buy your project yarn from The Loopy Ewe September 4 or later, for each of the projects you want to complete this semester. (“What stash? Don’t ask me about my stash, I like it the way it is, I’m buying new yarn for my knightly projects. I like a good excuse to buy more yarn.”)
- WIP-erStasher – Use stash yarn or complete some of your current WIP’s. Yarn needs to have been purchased from The Loopy Ewe for both WIP’s or stash-using projects. Yardage points for WIP’s will be based on how much you knit or crochet starting Sept. 4 or later. (“I have some Works In Progress I need to finish. I have some yarn from The Loopy Ewe in my stash that I want to use. I’ll be WIPing and/or Stashing.”)
- WhatWip-erStasher – A little bit of everything – buying new, using old, completing some WIP’s. Same rules apply as in #1 and #2. (“I have some WIP’s I need to finish and yarn from The Loopy Ewe in my stash that I want to use. Plus I want to buy some new yarn, too!” )
You can participate by doing any amount of projects you’d like. You’ll earn points for your Fall Semester projects and then more points for your Spring Semester projects. Each project earns a certain point value (see below) based on the yardage completed 9/4 or later in that project for Fall Semester. (1/1 or later for Spring Semester.) At the end of next April, we’ll add the points from all of the projects you have submitted for the program from Fall and Spring Semesters and will see where you landed on your journey to Loopy Knighthood.
Project Points for What-Stashers
(you’re buying the yarn for your projects Sept. 4 or later for Fall Semester, and January 1 or later for Spring Semester):
20 pts for each 200 – 399 yard project
40 pts for each 400 – 599 yard project
60 pts for each 600 – 799 yard project
80 pts for each 800 – 999 yard project
100 pts for each 1000+ yard project
Project Points for WIP-erStashers*
(you’re using stash yarn or completing WIP’s with yarn that you previously purchased from The Loopy Ewe):
WIP-erStashers earn half points in each of the categories above. (10 for 200+ yards, 20 for 400+ yards, 30 for 600+ yards, 40 for 800+ yards, 50 for 1000+ yards.)
*Remember, with WIP’s, you’ll just report how much yardage you did on that WIP from September 4th on, when the program started. So if you have a 600 yard project and 400 was already done, you’d get credit for completing the final 200 yards in that project when you finish that WIP up. You need to have at least 200 yards still to go on your WIP for it to count in this program.
We’ll be awarding the levels of Page, Squire or Loopy Knight (plus your rewards) next May, after the Journey to Loopy Knighthood is complete and all photos have been approved.
There are three levels of Loopy Knighthood. Which one will you earn?
100 points earned = Title of Page
(Pages started their Knighthood training at age 7-14, learned basic skills, and helped with serving, carrying messages and cleaning clothes.) If your Fall and Spring project points add up to 100, we’ll send you the Page button next May, and will add 100 extra points to your Loopy Reward Store total.
200 points earned = Title of Squire
(Squires ranged in age from 14-21. They took care of the knight’s horses, cleaned their armor and weapons, and accompanied the knight to the battlefield.) If your Fall and Spring project points add up to 200, we’ll send you the Squire button next May, and will add 200 extra points to your Loopy Reward Store total.
300 points earned – Title of Loopy Knight
(If a squire had proven his bravery and skill, he would become a knight at the age of twenty one.) If your Fall and Spring project points add up to 300 or more, we’ll send you the Loopy Knighthood button next May, will add 300 extra points to your Loopy Reward Store total, and will also reward you with six months of digital coupons for The Loopy Ewe. (One per month added to your Loopy account, from May through October).
Ordering yarn for Knighthood Project Quests?
Add an order note to your order and we’ll include a handy graph to keep track of your points and a Loopy Knight Button for your project bag.
To celebrate our new program, we had knight-themed project bags made up in two sizes
(sewn by uber-talented Loopy Elf Cheryl). The perfect bag combo for your trip to Loopy Knighthood!
We also had Dream in Color dye up four exclusive knightly colors
that also work together (for Fade-type projects – King Arthur’s purple fades to Sir Lancelots’s blue with some of that purple, which fades to Queen Guinevere’s green with some of the blue, which fades to the multi-colored mix!). Of course they are all beautiful on their own, too!
Are you joining in on the Quest? We can’t wait to see all of the projects you get done over the
next eight months!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew
P.S. We also did an Update today: