week 47 Child's Play Charity (3)

How It Works

The Geek-A-Long is a yearlong mystery blanket knit-along. Each Sunday in 2017 Lattes & Llamas will post a double sided knitting pattern and a separate crochet pattern of a geek-themed 8” x 8” square. After 48 weeks and squares, L&L will release direction on how to turn your favorite 24 squares into a lap blanket. Participants only need a pair of US 4 needles and two skeins of Geek-A-Long Yarn in two contrasting colors to get started. We recommend using the bold variegates with “Invisible Jet” as the background and “Gotham” for the joins and edging. 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. Since 2014, the Geek-A-Long has raised approximately $6,000 for CP Charity.

Lattes & Llamas is excited to raise even more money for Child’s Play Charity in 2017 by committing to donate $1.00 to CP Charity for every skein of Geek-A-Long Yarn sold. You can read more about L&L’s commitment to giving back here.

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