It’s that time of year again: the Indie Design Gift-A-Long! It’s one of my favorite events of the year!
Clockwise from upper left: Heaven and Earth Shawl, Hearts Aplenty Hat and Hearts Aplenty Mittens, Abigail Hat, Gradient Striped Mittens, and Mourning Dove Shawl. You can find all my eligible patterns on Ravelry, or as an alternative, purchase them on Love Knitting and here in my shop (I’m slowing adding them).
What is the Indie Design Gift-a-Long?
You can check out the full details here: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long, but in summary:
- For one week, 286 (!) designers have 10 – 20 patterns (each) on sale for 25% off. The sale runs from November 26th, 2019 at 8:00 pm US EST through December 2nd at 11:59pm US EST. Use coupon code: giftalong2019. I don’t like crowd or even general shopping (unless it’s fiber related), so I love shopping online.
- The full event lasts longer than one week. For the entire GAL (short for Gift-A-Long) – from November 26th, 2019 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31, 2019 at midnight US EST there will be fun games, contests, and 8 KAL/CALs that will help you get your holiday knitting and crocheting done with companionship and fun! There is a LOT of chatting that takes place in the Ravelry groups – far more than I can keep up with during this busy season. But you can do as much or as little as you want to participate!
- To participate in the Gift-a-long portion, make at least one pattern by one of the participating designers and post in the group between now and Dec 31. All non-free patterns are eligible for prizes. There are posting threads for different types of projects: sweaters, foot/leg, hand/arm, shawls & stoles, etc. There will be numerous prizes given not just for making items, but chatting and playing games count too.
- For me, the best part is the camaraderie among the knit and crochet designers. We all pool together and help support and talk about each other, rather than doing self-promotion. It’s a chance to get acquainted with others and keep the spirit of giving going during this season
I hope you are able to follow me on instagram, because I plan to post updates and share with many of my favorite GAL designer finds.
So tell me – have you started your gift crafting or are you finished?!