1st January–20th March 2024
Out of the Dark Make-Along
Craft some lovely things to bring some joy to your winter, and for a chance to win prizes!
You can knit with us!
The Out of the Dark Make-Along is a way to connect with other makers and enjoy some knitting, spinning, crochet, weaving – whatever's your favourite yarn craft – during the darkest time of year in the northern hemisphere.
Why join the make-along?
- Get encouragement to finish your project while it's still cosy knitwear weather
- Discover some new knitters and crafters
- Supportive community who can cheer you on
- A chance to win lovely prizes too!
How to take part
To join, make any project using Marina Skua hand-dyed yarn, patterns or fibre (and yes, spinning yarn is a project in itself!), and share it online while the make-along is running. Works in progress are welcome if you'd like motivation to get those projects off the needles.
Share on Instagram
Share photos of your project on your Instagram grid from a public account using the hashtag #OutOfTheDarkMAL2024, and tagging @marinaskua in your photo. If you only tag in the caption, or post from a private account, I won't be able to find your post when it comes to drawing prizes!
Chat on Discord
There is a dedicated channel for the make-along on my Discord server, which is open to my supporters on Patreon. Post photos and chat about your project in the channel to enter.
You're welcome to post on both platforms to double your chances of winning!
Win prizes for sharing your yarn crafts
Prizes will be from a variety of lovely crafty businesses, including Marina Skua. Winners will be drawn at the end of January, end of February, and after the make-along finishes in late March.
If you're a small business and would like to donate a prize, send me an email!
Queue up your project
The make-along begins 1st January – I'll be kicking us off with a live session on Instagram at midday GMT.
'll be knitting mine with naturally grey Sheep (Cloudy) as the main colour on the body, with Night (Cloudy) as the main yoke colour, and Ore (Sunny), Teal (Sunny) and Fox (Cloudy) as the bands of colour in the yoke.
So, what will you make to get you through the winter?