Starting today and lasting through the 21st (i.e. about a week), a huge number of indie designers are coming together on Ravelry and are offering a 25% discount of selected patterns. Just use the code “giftalong2014″ at checkout to claim your discount. The list of participating designers can be seen here.
Once you have collected your goodies, feel free to join us in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry and knit-a-long your holiday gifts. Chat with designers and other crafters, play games, win tons of prizes (patterns, yarn etc), and more importantly finish all the things!!!
Want to know which ones of my patterns are on sale? Click on the image below — note: I have 12 patterns on sale, so the ones on the image are just a little preview ;)
Curious about the Gift-A-Long event? Here’s a nifty infographic, put together by Kimberly Golynkskiy.
I will be interviewing some fellow designers in the next few weeks, so stay tuned and discover new favorites!
Something fresh for the summer! As usual this is fun and quick to knit and completely seamless.
I wanted a scalloped hem of some kind and a motif that was easy to work and could be made to be either lacy or not. The motif is also used to add interest to the cap sleeves:
There are buttons along the raglan to make it easy to put on and off:
This top could easily be turned into a tunic or a dress by simply adding some length to the body. I think it would look great in a more winter-y type of yarn, maybe something a bit tweedy, to wear as a layering piece.
I wanted to make something for Axel that was reminiscent of an evening jacket, something that a gentleman would wear by the fireside while catching up on scholarly affairs…
It had to have a shawl collar, some discreet pockets (to stash the monocle), and it had to be double-breasted. BUT since my baby is still just a baby, I added a bit of garter stitch to add a bit of sweetness to the whole affair, including 2 elbow “patches,” a simple touch that I just love.
The result is my new (-ish) pattern, Storytime Scholar, available on Ravelry here. I think it turned out quite cute, here’s a few photos of our little book-obsessed guy wearing it:
Ravelry is so awesome, you immediately find everyone who’s ever worked on any given pattern, along with their tips, yarn choices etc… Everything is neatly catalogued, it really gives you a sense of order and purpose… It’s such a time saver, too, because you don’t have to google for hours trying to find this info…
Wait, did I say actually write time saver?Ha, it would be if I hadn’t spent the better part of the day browsing through cute knit animals and baby sweaters…
Between the blogging, Craftster, and now Ravelry, I am never going to get any actual knitting done!!