Perhaps you have noticed gift tags on Ravelry that look like the one above. That is because the Indie Design Gift-A-Long is underway. This is a push to complete holiday knitting with games, prizes, sales, knit alongs, plus lots of camaraderie and cheer. More than 300 designers from 30 countries will collectively offer 5,065 patterns at 25% off. The sale period ends at 12:59 p.m. (US EST) on November 27. Use the code giftalong2015 in your Ravelry shopping cart and you will save 25% on every participating pattern. Each participating designer will have at least 5, but no more than 20 patterns on sale. You can see the 20 designs I have included in the sale in this Ravelry bundle, but all my patterns can be used for participation in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long. Once you have your patterns, mine or those of another designer, please consider joining one of the many knit or crochet alongs in the Indie Design Ravelry group. This is when the real fun begins! Rav members have put in countless hours to organize the Gift-A-Long, no small feat, and participating designers alone have donated 2,300 patterns to be given away. There are physical prizes as well and you can see them in this thread. This really is not to be missed so I hope you will participate. Drop into the Gift-A-Long group to learn more about the schedule and all the events.
I am also doing a series of facebook posts where I have asked designers to pick their favorite from all their sale designs and explain why it’s a favorite. You can see those posts here and more will be added daily.
Enjoy the Indie Design Gift-A-Long!
Come join a gift KAL and get some holiday knitting done in a fun and supportive group. If you complete a project by December 24, you will have a chance to win two skeins of madelinetosh tosh merino light in your choice of colors. I will also give away some patterns during the KAL. There are a few requirements for participation and you can read about them here.
For this KAL, the definition of a gift is anything you make for yourself or someone else. That makes it easy to join the fun!
All tosh yarns are on sale through the end of September. With a hint of fall in the air, it’s a great time to stock up. See all the yarns here.
About this time of year, I offer my patterns for sale to a certain group on Ravelry. This year I am opening it up to everyone. It’s a buy-two-get-one-free sale. Place any multiple of three patterns in your Ravelry shopping cart, enter the code Plucktober, and every third pattern is free. It’s good on all my self-published patterns and two pattern eBooks. The code has unlimited uses so you can share it with friends or use it more than once before it expires on October 15. You will find the patterns here.
Introducing Mind Over Miter, a modular garter stitch shawl shown in four colors of tosh merino light. Simple stripes are transformed by using increases, decreases and a special bind off to create interesting miters. The shawl starts with the bottom diamond, then moves on to the stripes on either side, leaving you with a V shape. Work the center triangle at the neck edge and compete the look with borders. Mind Over Miter is far less complicated than it looks, but you should know how to cast on, bind off, pick up stitches and knit. All other techniques are fully explained. Mind Over Miter is on sale at 25% off through midnight east coast time on August 26.
If you want to knit Mind Over Miter with good company and support, please come join this Ravelry knit along. If you complete the shawl by October 15, you will be entered into a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Whitknits.com. During the knit along, there will be some surprise giveaways as well.
Hope to see you in the knit along,
Spud & Chloë and Blue Sky Alpacas yarns are now at Whitknits.com. As part of the introduction of these yarns, I will be including gifts with purchase. The first 10 orders will receive a project pouch or a knitting pattern from one of the companies. These vary in value from $2 – $9. The first $100 order will get two free skeins of yarn, one from each company, valued at $38. And now for the yarns:
Spud & Chloë Sweater: I am designing with this yarn and love it. I am not a fan of knitting with cotton, but this blend has enough wool for memory and enough cotton for rich colors, plus great stitch definition. Here are some of the colors:
Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk: I’m trying this one next. It is soft, drapes well and has sheen from the silk content. It’s a versatile sport weight that will work up into beautiful shawl, scarves and other sophisticated knits. More colors are on the website.
Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight: A wonderful plied baby alpaca makes this a most touchable yarn. Anything made in this yarn would be both a joy to knit and to wear. Here are a few colors:
Natural Dark Gray 509
PLEAE NOTE: All Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloe yarns are available as a special order. These yarns have a fast turnaround time. If you don’t see what you need on Whitknits.com, please contact me and I can order it for you. Thank you!
A New Slant is an asymmetrical garter stitch shawl. It is knit sideways, from narrow edge to wider edge, with stitches picked up along the bottom to work the stripes along the lower edge. The long wedge shape gives lots of styling options. Right now the pattern is on sale for $5.20, a 20% savings. After midnight June 11, the price will be $6.50.
There is a knit along for A New Slant here. This will be a relaxed summer knitalong lasting two months. At the end of the knitalong, I’ll do a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Whitknits.com. I hope you will join us!
Just two days left to save 15% on madelinetosh yarns. All yarns are in stock and ready to ship the next business day. You can save on tosh merino light, pashmina, tosh sock, tosh DK and vintage. All the yarns are here. Enjoy!
Part 1: A little over a week ago I received seven 55+ pound boxes of madelinetosh yarns. The yarns are in the shop and are 15% off. Save on Pashmina, TML, Sock, Vintage and DK. This includes all the new colors for Spring 2015 which are pictured here. Sale goes through midnight May 30 EST.
Spring 2015 tosh colors
Part 2: Since most of my designs use madelinetosh yarns, they are on sale as well. On Ravelry, place any three patterns into your Ravelry shopping cart, enter the code MM2015 and one pattern is free. This applies to my self-published patterns and eBooks. This offer has been extended through May 15.