JOIN OUR PET KNITTING COMPETITION!
To show our appreciation for all of our furry friends, who are there for us every day, we are running a 3 week KNIT FOR PETS CHALLENGE!
Get crafting and knit or crochet something special for your pet in your favourite yarn and share as you knit along, to be in with the op-purr-tunity of winning a £150 Qing Fibre gift voucher!
Anyone who has a pet, will know how much joy and happiness they bring to every day of our lives. But did you know how much of an effect they are having on both our physical and mental well-being?
Scientific studies have shown that pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression and low mood. Playing games with your dog or cat can produce both serotonin and dopamine, two very important chemicals for our brain's health. Having a furry friend can even help reduce your cholesterol and blood pressure! Who knew?! So we wanted to say thanks to our friends that help us day in, day out and let them join in on the yarn fun!
MEET CHARLIE DOG
We've knitted up a couple of handmade toys in our exclusive Birthday Cake colourways for our glamorous assistant, Charlie, in the run up to the challenge to give you all some inspiration! You can use any pattern, use a free existing one or simply DIY your own creation. We can't wait to see all different types of knitting techniques, textures and colour combinations that you come up with!
We will also be joining you in the 3 week challenge and will be sharing pictures as we go, so even if you’re just starting out knitting with basic skills or a professional knitter we’re sure you can create something small and cute.
It is Charlie's 8th Birthday at the end of the month so we will be knitting him a special birthday gift! Follow our progress on Instagram and our weekly newsletter.
HOW TO ENTER
Send us a picture of your pet with your finished project either on Instagram or via Email to be entered into the £150 Prize Draw.
You will have three weeks to complete your pet's new knitted or crocheted item. You can use ANY PATTERN and ANY YARN. Bonus Points if you’re using Qing Fibre Yarn! Get creative and show us your favourite techniques, stitches or colour work.
There is also a chance to WIN a prize every week on Instagram* for the MOST CREATIVE project, photo with the MOST LIKES and BEST PHOTOGRAPHED project.
We would love you to share your progress with everyone, so please take pics as you go along, share your project and tag us on Instagram @QingFibre and #QFKNITFORPETS
Check out the patterns we used for the purr-fect project to join in! The birthday bone FETCH by Kris Knits knitted in our Birthday Cake colourways and the cute little stripe ball Oh Balls! by Marci Nishioka knitted up in Pistachio and Strawberry Classic DK held double.
Feeling a little more creative? Have a look at Cats Mane by Mer Almagro We would love to see how funky you can make this Easy Dog Sweater by Talking Tails or for your feline companions Cats Love Sweater by Christine Landry
All email entries must be received by Friday 29th May 3pm BST; you may enter more than one finished item over the course of the three weeks. *Instagram rules and T&Cs apply please see post on Instagram for more information. Please use the Tags @QingFibre and #QingFibreKnitsForPets on Instagram and if entering via Email, please use subject heading as 'KNIT FOR PETS CHALLENGE'.
All participants are eligible for weekly draw.
BEST PHOTOGRAPH | MOST LIKED | MOST CREATIVE | OVERALL WINNER