week 47 Child's Play Charity (3)

How It Works

The Geek-A-Long is a yearlong mystery blanket knit-along. Each Sunday in 2016 Lattes & Llamas will post a double sided knitting pattern (with directions on how to convert it to tapestry crochet) of a geek-themed 10” x 10” square. After 48 weeks and squares, L&L will release direction on how to turn your favorite 24 squares into an afghan. Participants only need a pair of US 6 needles and two skeins of Louet’s GEMS Worsted in two contrasting colors to get started. You can find more information in our FAQ.

Child’s Play Charity

The Geek-A-Long (GAL) supports Child’s Play Charity, which provides games and consoles to children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters. The sample blanket made by L&L is auctioned off at the annual Child’s Play Charity gala in December each year. Additionally, participants make donations to CP Charity throughout the year HERE. There is no required donation, but participants are encourage to donate a few dollars since the patterns are free. In 2014, the Geek-A-Long raised approximately $3,500 for CP Charity in 2014.

Lattes & Llamas is excited to partner with Louet North America in 2016 to raise even more money for Child’s Play Charity. Louet will donate $0.50 per skein of GEMS Worsted sold to CP Charity.

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