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The minds behind Worsted for Wear, the web's #1 knitting comic strip, are looking to publish the first print collection!
The minds behind Worsted for Wear, the web's #1 knitting comic strip, are looking to publish the first print collection!
461 backers pledged $11,132 to help bring this project to life.

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Update 2: $6K or Bust!

Hello, all! Well, we've managed to cross the $5,000 as of about now, and we couldn't be happier! But you know what's even cooler than the number five? Six. It's one whole more! And I think we can get this thing up to $6K by this time tomorrow. So that's why I'm announcing another donation drive!

If we can get the Yarnvalanche Kickstarter up to $6,000 by 12:00 PM (noon) Central time tomorrow, EVERY backer will receive an exclusive Worsted For Wear-themed sock pattern!

That's a unique pattern that won't be available anywhere else except for this Kickstarter, and you can get it even if you've only donated $1! We'll have knitting AND crochet patterns, so no matter what your crafting proclivity, you can still enjoy this offer. 

So go out there and share, spread the word, whatever you'd like to do, and I know we can get this thing up to $6K!

Update 1: Introducing the Worsted for Wear on Tour program for stores!

Do you have a yarn store? Do you have customers who would enjoy Worsted for Wear? Do you want to advertise your store to the thousands of Worsted for Wear readers? Then we think our new Worsted for Wear On Tour! reward tier might be right up your alley! 

All that a store has to do is to donate $800 to our Kickstarter project, and they'll get the following bonus rewards: 

  • A custom strip in which the characters from Worsted for Wear visit your store. This strip will be displayed on our site, with a link to your store's webpage.
  • Said strip in print form, for display purposes.
  • Up to 10 copies of "Yarnvalanche: Worsted for Wear Volume 1" for sale in your store. 

 If you want to raise the funds by taking pre-orders for the book, just let us know how many additional copies you need! And, if you need a flyer of some kind, we've got you covered there, too! 

So, that's our idea for getting all the awesome yarn shops out there involved in this thing. If you're just a regular, non-store-owning person, by all means, feel free to let your local yarn shop know that we've got this going. Thanks, all!

Sidenote: regular, non-$800 pledged preorders are encouraged as well! Just send me a message on here and we'll work it out from there.


Who We Are?

Hi! We're Rachael and Josh Anderson, and we're the creators of a little webcomic called Worsted for Wear. It's a daily strip that tells the story of a bunch of knitters, crocheters, and other fiber craftspeople, and, along the way, we see their adventures in life, love, and, most importantly, lots and lots of yarn. We've been going for a little over a year now, and along the way we've accumulated the most radical (yes, we're taking that word back) fans in the world.

We're looking to make a book, collecting the first year's worth of strips as well as some cool extras! We've got everything ready to go, and we just need to send it off to the printers. Unfortunately, people who print books often say all sorts of crazy things like "We can't print your book for free" and "No, we need real money, we can't trade books for socks." They're weird like that. So that's why we need your help! We'll be running this campaign for the next thirty days, and, if you pledge, you'll not only be getting the book, but a chance at a lot of super awesome extras as well! Just take a look to your right for the skinny on those bad-boys.

So What's the Book Like?

Here's the stats on the book. Break it down!

  • 120 Pages
  • Collects the first year of Worsted for Wear Strips
  • Printed in glorious full color!

Moreover, it also includes the following extras!

  • Behind-the-Scenes materials showing you the making of the strip
  • Custom Worsted for Wear-related knitting patterns
  • Recipes from Rachael and I for you to try out, just for funzies
  • Commentary on select strips

What if you get past your goal?

Good question, self/future reader! Well, if that should occur, we've got all sorts of fun bonuses lined up for you guys, and here's what they are!

Stretch Goals Like Whoa!!!
Stretch Goals Like Whoa!!!

So, yeah, that's pretty much it! Lots of cool stuff. Now, just so everybody knows how this Kickstarter thing works, if the project doesn't meet its funding goal, nobody gets charged. You can get some more details on how Kickstarter works by going to their official explanation. Thanks for helping us out, and we promise to get you guys a super awesome project.

Risks and challenges

After the project is fulfilled, we will immediately send the file to the printer. We have several quotes at this time, and, should the current printer we have lined up not be able to adequately fulfill our order, we will find some other source.

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    CAST ON PACK - Hey, thanks! For being so rad, you get your name and (if you want) a link to your website in the Acknowledgement section of the book!

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    KNIT PACK - Bonus! You get all of the bragging rights of the Acknowledgements section PLUS a digital copy of "Nerd Prom," a novel by Worsted for Wear writer Josh Anderson!

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    PURL PACK - We live in the future! And so, at this level, you get all the rewards from the Knit Pack PLUS a digital copy of the book in PDF form for use on the digital reading thingy of your choice!

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    GARTER STITCH PACK - You want a book? You've GOT a book. At this level you get all of the rewards from the Purl Pack PLUS the fist Worsted for Wear book in glorious physical form! (Canada, please add an additional $5 for shipping; International, please add $10)

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    TURNING CHAIN PACK - Just the shirt, please! And an eBook, for funzies. With this pack, you get everything from the Purl Pack, but instead of a book, you get a t-shirt, the design of which will be voted on by you, the backers! (Canada, please add an additional $5 for shipping; International, please add $10)

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    CHAIN STITCH PACK - The Book: FANCY EDITION! With this pack you get all of the rewards from the Garter Stitch Pack PLUS the Artist Edition of the book, which is signed by the creators and a sketch by Rachael Anderson! (Canada, please add an additional $5 for shipping; International, please add $10)

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    STOCKINETTE STITCH PACK - Books are great, but you can't put them on a wall! Well, with this pack you get the rewards from the Chain Stitch Pack PLUS a print of the comic of your choice, signed by Rachael and Josh! (Canada, please add an additional $5 for shipping; International, please add $10)

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    GUSSET PACK - You know what's better than a book? TWO books! With this pack, you get everything from the Stockinette Stitch Pack PLUS a physical, signed copy of "Nerd Prom" by Josh Anderson not available anywhere else! (Canada, please add an additional $5 for shipping; International, please add $10)

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    PATTERN PACK - You're not just looking for a print, you're looking for a story! With this pack, you get everything from the Gusset Pack, PLUS an additional four prints, bringing your total up to five! Get a whole story arc! Five prints for the price of three! (Canada, please add an additional $5 for shipping; International, please add $10)

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    BASKET WEAVE PACK - Books, prints, those are awesome. But what if you need something to wear? With this pack you get everything from the Gusset Pack PLUS a Worsted for Wear T-shirt, the design of which will be voted on by you, the backers! (Canada, please add an additional $10 for shipping; International, please add $15)

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    COLORWORK PACK - Really love the strip? Well, then I bet you'd enjoy a CUSTOM DRAWING by the artist, Rachael Anderson! With this pack, you get everything from the Basket Weave Pack, PLUS you'll get a drawing of your choice (some limitations apply) in both digital and 11x17 print form! (Canada, please add an additional $10 for shipping; International, please add $15)

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    CABLED PACK - You like reading Worsted for Wear, but what if you could BE in Worsted for Wear. At this level, you get everything from the Cabled Pack PLUS a CAMEO APPEARANCE IN THE STRIP! (Canada, please add an additional $10 for shipping; International, please add $15)

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    FELTED PACK - Why knit when we can do it for you? At this level, you get everything from the Cabled Pack PLUS a small knitted item (400 yards or less) made by the creator of Worsted for Wear! (Canada, please add an additional $10 for shipping; International, please add $15)

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    YARN SHOP PACK - FOR RETAILERS! Worsted for Wear on Tour! We'll do a custom strip featuring YOUR shop and run it on the site! In addition, you'll receive up to ten additional copies of Yarnvalanche for sale at your store!

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    ENTERLAC PACK - Are you or your knitting group always doing funny things that you wish could be captured in comic strip form? At this level, you get everything from the Felted Pack PLUS a custom Worsted for Wear strip on the topic of your choice! (Canada, please add an additional $10 for shipping; International, please add $15)

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    WEAVING ENDS PACK - WOW! How can you thank someone this generous? Well, at this level, you get everything from the Enterlac Pack PLUS a large knitted item (limit of 2000 yards) made especially for you by the Worsted for Wear creators! (Canada, please add an additional $15 for shipping; International, please add $20)

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