Co-Superintendent: Brenda Aufdenkamp
Co-Superintendent: Megan Burda
Co-Superintendent: Nancy Frecks
Co-Superintendent: Jacie Millius
Co-Superintendent: Julie Ochsner

Rules

  1. Number of Entries per County: Each county should select the exhibits that represent the county’s best items. All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fair to advance to the State Fair.
  2. Entry Tags: Every clothing exhibit must be described on the appropriate entry tag accompanying it (for example: dark blue wool skirt and jacket, red and white figured blouse). Entry tag placement: as you look at the garment place the entry tag on the right side of the garment and the hook of the hanger to the left.
  3. Identification Labels: Each item entered as a clothing, knitting or crochet exhibit must have a label attached stating: County, Exhibitor's name and age, project name and class in which garment is entered, and the number of years enrolled in the project exhibited. Wool entries must have the fiber content listed on the identification label. Attach a label on every component of the outfit using safety pins or by basting. Not responsible for unlabeled items.
  4. Preparation of Exhibits: Please bring all wearable exhibits on wire hangers or hangers with a swivel hook ONLY. All exhibits not suitable for hanging should be entered in a self-sealing plastic bag and hung on a hanger. Wool garments and garments with narrow straps hang better on other hangers, i.e., wooden or notched plastic hangers with a swivel hook. As you look at the garment, place the hook of the hanger to the left. Fasten skirts, shorts, and pants to skirt/pant hangers or safety pin on hanger. Each piece should be entered on its own hanger. If more than one hanger is used for an entry, fasten hangers belonging to one exhibit together with twist ties or rubber bands.
  5. Removal of Entries: Entries may not be removed for use in any other State Fair activity including State Fair Fashion Show.
  6. General: Garments as listed may be made for self (4-H member) or another person. Garments will be displayed by county. 4-H’ers enrolled in clothing projects should continue their skill development. Once you have exhibited in a higher level, you are not eligible to exhibit in a lower level. Ex. Once you exhibit in Knitting Level 3, you are not eligible to exhibit in Knitting Level 2.
  7. Criteria for Judging: Refer to the Nebraska 4-H website for current state fair scoresheets at www.4h.unl.edu. In addition, all entries must conform to rules and regulations as set forth in the current Nebraska State Fair Book.
  8. Special Recognition: Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details. All garments with at least 60% wool content are eligible for the “Make It With Wool” Award. All items exhibited in the fiber arts area are eligible for the “Fiber Arts” Award.

Classes

DIVISION 225 - KNITTING

All knitted items will be displayed in the clothing area. Criteria for judging knitting: Design and Color, Neatness, Knitting Mechanics, Trimmings, and Constructions Finishes. Scoresheet SF60 for all classes Information Sheet must be included for all classes in For Knitting. Each knitted exhibit must include the following information with the entry tag or exhibit will be lowered one ribbon placing: 1. What was your goal(s) in making this exhibit (Example: Learn how to block a garment or learn how to use two different yarn(s)? 2. What steps did you take as you worked toward your goal(s)? 3. What were the most important things you learned as you worked toward your goal(s)? 4. Gauge-Number of rows per inch; number of stitches per inch. 5. Size of needles, finger knitted, arm knitted, loom or machine knitted 6. Kind of yarn – weight and fiber content. 7. Names of stitches used. 8. Copy of directions.

  • Class 225001 Level 2 Knitted Clothing (Garment eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) – Knitted item or garment using pattern stitches such as diamond, block, twist or seed/moss stitches. Basic stitches [including: Knit (K), Purl (P), Slip Knit Pass Over (SKPO), Knit Two Together (K2tog), Yarn Over (yo)] to form patterns
  • Class 225002 Level 2 Knitted Home Environment Item - Knitted Item using basic stitches [including: Knit (K), Purl (P), Slip Knit Pass Over (SKPO), Knit Two Together (K2tog), Yarn Over (yo)] to form patterns.
  • Class 225003 Arm or Finger Knitted Item (Clothing or Home Environment Item)
  • Class 225004 Loom Knitted Item (Clothing or Home Environment Item)
  • Class 225005 Level 3 Knitted Clothing (Garment eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Knitted item or garment made from advanced knitting stitches such as pass slip stitch over, double-pointed needle knitting, cable, Turkish, tamerna, plait, germaine, feather and fan or knitting with one or more patterns such as Aran or Fair Isle. made by using stitches learned in Level 2 while advancing to circular knitting, double pointed needle knitting, knitting with multiple pattern stitches, and changing colors throughout the garment such as argyle knitting and chart knitting.
  • Class 225006 Level 3 Knitted Home Environment Item - Knitted item made by using stitches learned in Level 2 while advancing to circular knitting, double pointed needle knitting, knitting with multiple pattern stitches, and changing colors throughout the garment such as argyle knitting and chart knitting.
  • Class 225007 Level 3 Machine Knitting

DIVISION 226 - CROCHET

All crochet items will be displayed in the clothing area. Criteria for judging crochet: Design and Color, Neatness, Crochet Mechanics, Trimmings, and Construction Finishes. Scoresheet SF61 for all classes Information Sheet must be included for all classes in For Crochet. Each crocheted exhibit must include the following information with the entry tag or exhibit will be lowered one ribbon placing: 1. What was your goal(s) in making this exhibit (Example: Learn how to block a garment or learn how to use two different yarn(s)? 2. What steps did you take as you worked toward your goal(s)? 3. What were the most important things you learned as you worked toward your goal(s)? 4. Gauge and size of hook or type of crocheting tool. 5. Kind of yarn – weight and fiber content or other material used. 6. Names of stitches used. 7. Copy of directions.

  • Class 226001 Level 2 Crocheted Clothing (Garment eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Crochet garment using basic stitches [including: chain, single, double, half-double, treble] to form patterns
  • Class 226002 Level 2 Crocheted Home Environment Item - Crochet item using basic stitches [including: chain, single, double, half-double, treble] to form patterns
  • Class 226003 Level 3 Crocheted Clothing (Garment eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Crochet garment using stitches learned in Level 2 while advancing to use afghan stitch, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, design motifs, and multiple pattern stitches.
  • Class 226004 Level 3 Crocheted Home Environment Item - Crochet item using stitches learned in Level 2 while advancing to use afghan stitch, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, design motifs, and multiple pattern stitches.

Scoresheets, Forms & More