Thank you again to everyone who entered the Design Contest! There were some very interesting designs and I really wish everyone could come away with a prize.
I’d also like to thank the two judges besides myself that helped choose a winner. Wendy of Wendy Knits and Lisa from Wildhorse Farm Designs, thank you so much for the time and thought that you put into judging! As you all know, both of these ladies are very well respected designers, and I really appreciate them lending their expertise to this contest.
In addition, another big thank you to all the sponsors who have donated a prize that will be used for this contest. Without you all, none of this would have been possible!
The Design Contest was judged on a number of points. First and foremost, entries had to conform to the guidelines laid out in the contest rules (qualities such as size, type of yarn, etc.). In addition, the entries were judged on their creativity, the attractiveness of the finished product (the actual sock) and several other factors. Each judge gave each of these factors a numerical rating which was then averaged with the scores of the other judges and then totaled. The pattern with the highest score was chosen as the winner. And that winner was….
MEADOWLANDS SOCKS by INA!!!!
Ina found inspiration in the tall grasses characteristic of the New Jersey Meadowlands. Her sock pattern is based on the Cedar architecture by Cat Bordhi, who graciously gave her permission for its use in this pattern. The pattern is innovative, attractive and well written. It includes detailed written instructions along with charts and diagrams. I think it will be a challenging and interesting pattern to knit and I can’t wait to get a pair on my needles! Congratulations Ina for creating an inspiring pattern that I’m sure we will all enjoy!
As a member of this along, each of you will be receiving the pattern for Meadowlands in your inbox in the next few days. I will post a notice here to let you all know when the pattern has been sent.
IMPORTANT: For those of you who entered this contest and did not win, I’d like to assure you all that all copies of your patterns that were sent to myself and the other two judges have been erased from our computers. Many of you might consider submitting your designs to other contests or publications and I would encourage you to do that! Your designs are safely your own and will not be appearing anywhere else without your permission.
Thanks again everyone! I hope you’ll all join me in sending Ina a big congratulations on her winning pattern!