Here is an explanation of how it works from their own website:
"Incredibly generous designers donate their time and knitting patterns to p/hop. These patterns are then available for you to download here. The idea is you donate based on how many hours of pleasure you’ll get from knitting your p/hop pattern. There is no set price for a pattern; you can donate 50p or £50. It’s entirely up to you – P/HOP = PENNIES PER HOUR OF PLEASURE!"
I just love this whole idea and have been wanting to knit one of their patterns for some time. I finally picked one and cast on recently. I am knitting the Trinity Shawlette (p/hop link, Ravelry link) with some pretty Handmaiden Casbah sock yarn:
I paid a bit extra because I will probably knit the pattern again in a solid color. When I made my donation I saw that they are close to their fundraising goal. I thought I would see what I could do to get them a little closer. Here is where the contest comes in . . . .
Go visit the p/hop pattern page and choose a favorite. Come back here, by midnight on Thursday, March 17th, and leave me a comment to tell me which pattern(s) you like. Everyone who comments will earn an entry to win a prize that I brought home from Stitches West. I will draw a winner at random before I write my post for FO Friday on March 18th!
A skein of Becoming Art Cielo Fingering yarn in the colorway "Sunlit Amber":
|Isn't it pretty? And at 437 yds., it would be plenty of yarn to make your own Trinity Shawlette!|
I will announce the winner on Friday, March 18th. My goal is to finish my Trinity Shawlette in time for that FO Friday on March 18th so that I can show you my finished version in the same post. I hope you enjoy looking at the p/hop patterns!