Many of you took advantage of my free pattern offer during the holidays. Now it’s time to join a KAL for any of my patterns. If you complete your project by March 15, I will gift you any one of them that you would like. This includes Shani which was originally published in Twist Collective. If you want to join us, please read the first post in this thread. It promises to be lots of fun!
I have much to be thankful for as the New Year approaches and want to show my appreciation and spread a little joy. Use the code HH15 (Happy Holiday 2015) for one free pattern from any of my single self-published patterns. Chose wisely since each person can only use the code one time. You can see all my patterns here, but remember that eBooks and Shani are not available with this code. Please share this code so that all can take advantage of it.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
The code is good through the end of the day on December 23.
*Please make sure you are familiar with how to use a Ravelry code. Due to the overwhelming response to this offer, I will not be able to make any adjustments once you use the code.*
Whitknits.com has every yarn on sale at 25% off and clearance yarn is 50% off. Plus you can save 25% on addi needle sets, patterns and notions. The sale goes through midnight on Monday. Enjoy!
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!