Whidbey Design Contest!


Whidbey Pullover Design Contest

Hello Makers!

Announcing our Whidbey Pullover Design Contest featuring Makers’ Whidbey yarn in collaboration with Bellish Knitting!

With Whidbey as your medium and color palette, and Bellish as your pullover pattern template-generator, we set forth the challenge of combining them to make a truly unique-to-you pullover!


Four total winners will be chosen, based on the following categories:

Color Outside the Lines
Prize: $200 Makers’ Mercantile Gift Card

Go On, Embellish
Prize: $200 Makers’ Mercantile Gift Card

Ad-Lib: Make it Your Own
Prize: $200 Makers’ Mercantile Gift Card

Stitch Pattern Explorer
Prize: Collaborate with the folks at Bellish to release a new stitch pattern for the app, featuring your name!

Bellish’s free pullover pattern generator offers knitters the opportunity to customize, modify and embellish their sweaters without the guesswork. With just a few taps in the Bellish app, knitters can choose their silhouette, yarn weight, neckline, sleeve length and decorative embellishments. The customized pattern generates in seconds and you can cast on right away. Bellish has been designed with clear, useful tools to make it easier than ever to keep track of your progress along the way, including a row highlighter, stitch/row counters, and – our crowd favorite – clickable stitch checkpoints that help you stay on track. Knitters using Bellish love seeing only the instructions for their own size, and really enjoy being able to customize their own designs quickly and easily.

Learn more about Bellish in our Q&A post, linked here!



  1. Color Outside the Lines!
    • Expand upon the Bellish instructions by developing your own creative colorwork into your design! Combine multiple colors using stripes, intarsia, fair isle, duplicate stitch, and more! Let your imagination take the wheel!
  2. Go On, Embellish!
    • Embellishments can add a lot of personality to a garment. Go nuts! Surprise us by using buttons, embroidery, fringe, patches or whatever else inspires you to bring your Bellish sweater to the next level with embellishments!
  3. Ad-Lib: Make it Your Own!
    • Let Bellish get you going, then follow your own path! This is a great opportunity to go beyond the boundaries. Create your own hem options, length, or transform the pattern from a sweater to a tunic/dress, or other wearable top! It just needs to include a sleeve of some kind. Introduce new or additional stitch patterns, anything you want to make it truly unique from where the pattern started.
  4. Stitch Pattern Explorer
    • Experiment with additional stitch patterns outside of the options currently provided by Bellish to work into your pullover. After reviewing all design entries, Bellish will choose one winner to collaborate with on a new stitch pattern (like the examples shown below) to be released on the app and to be named after the winner!

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This contest is open from 3/9/2020 – 5/29/2020.

To be eligible to enter the contest, contestants must:

  • Use the featured yarn: Whidbey from Makers’ Mercantile
  • Start with a Bellish pattern to create their pullover
    • A ‘pullover’ in this contest constitutes a top which includes a sleeve of some kind. (i.e. no sleeveless tops)
  • Submit a finished photo of their pullover design by May 29, 2020
  • Submit a completed Entry Form (available starting May 1st)
  • Aged 18 or older
  • The Bellish app is currently only available for iOS.
    • An Android version is in the works, but will likely not be released before the contest ends.
  • Makers’ Mercantile, skacel Collection, inc., and Bellish employees and family members are not eligible to enter.


Designs will be judged based on the criteria above by a panel of Makers’ Mercantile employees and Bellish Knitting. Winners will be contacted and announced the week of June 6, 2020.


Bellish App
Click here to download the Bellish app. Currently available on iOS.
Use the hashtag #MakersBellish to show us your progress on social media!

Whidbey from Makers’ Mercantile



Have a question regarding the contest, yarn or app?
Email Hello@makersmercantile.com and we’ll be happy to assist!

We can wait to see what you come up with! Happy Making!

The Makers’ Crew