Buy yarn, earn prizes, and we'll take care of the rest! Every time you buy yarn, we'll keep track of your yardage and add store credit to your account when you reach a new yardage level. Levels are represented by the undersea checkpoints on our treasure map, beginning with the Sandy Seashore. You'll also receive a small treat in your order each time you reach a new milestone. Reach Sunken Treasure, and you'll become a permanent member of the 10K club, with early access to new yarns, special sales, double lotto tickets, and a once-every-30-days free shipping coupon. Reach The Deep to finish your race and enjoy free shipping and 10% off the entire store for the rest of 2018!

How It Works

Buying Yarn: Each yard of yarn you buy in our shop counts as a yard toward your deep sea journey! Our system wil automatically track your progress, adding store credit to your account as you reach new checkpoints. You buy yarn, and we take care of the math!

Anchors and Buoys: New for 2018, you'll have a new chance to move forward or backwards in the Yarnathon when you get an Anchors and Buoys card in your order. One randomly selected order each day will receive an Anchors and Buoys card, allowing you to float back or dive down an addition 1-3 checkpoints when you redeem them. In addition, you'll receive specially marked Anchors and Buoys cards when you reach Sunken Treasure and The Deep. These cards will magically transport you back to the Sandy Seashore when you redeem them, allowing you to replay the entire Yarnathon.

Power Boost Yarns: Each month, we'll designate Power Boost yarns, which will be clearly marked on the individual yarn pages with a percentage. When you purchase a Power Boost yarn, you get a "boost" to your Yarnathon totals, so if you are buying 100 yard skein that is on 50% power boost, you'll get credit for 150 yards.

Sweater Boost: When you buy yarn in sweater quantities (6 or more skeins of the same color and yarn, excluding laceweight), you'll get an extra 50% added to your Yarnathon yardage for that item. Laceweight yarn does not qualify for sweater boosts.

Prizes: Store credit will be added to your ESK account automatically and will be available for use immediately after your purchase. Milestone prizes are typically included in the order where you've earned the prize, but are sometimes shipped separately based on stock levels.

Teams: You also have the option to participate in the Yarnathon as a team. You'll be randomly assigned to one of four teams automatically, and you'll earn stars for your team through your individual journey through the sea. You can also earn additional stars for your team through knit-a-longs, Booster Club, and team contests throughout the year should you choose to do so. There is no obligation whatsoever to do so and no penalty to your team if you choose not to play - this is just a fun extra!

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