I have been looking through the thread showing the patterns that will be available for the Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2015 on Ravelry. You can tell we’ve been in a shawl thing for the past few years! Today I’ll share with you about my bundle. I will link to what caught my eye in my newsletter (sign up if you aren’t on the list*) on Thursday.
I haven’t done the Gift-A-Long before, and I am trying to sort it all out. Kudos to those who put it on because it must require a marathon of planning. I’m just going to tell you what I’ve done, and shout out a few of the bundles I noticed. I’m sure there is much more to this, so don’t hesitate to look for yourself, and correct me! I’ve created a page on my website that you can use to get to the pertinent Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2015 information on Ravelry.
Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2015
This is the most important thing: You must be a member of the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group to be eligible to win prizes. So join.
Jill Wolcott Knits in the Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2015
I’ve created a bundle of 10 accessory patterns (one is for baby). You can purchase those patterns for 25% off from my shop on Ravelry 8 pm November 19 through 11:59 pm on November 27.
Patterns in my bundle (beginning with large photo then going from upper right to lower left.
St George’s Baby is named for the patron saint of the Order of the Garter because the pieces are done entirely in garter stitch: 1) a very French baby hat is done using short rows; 2) the stylish short-rowed bib has excellent front coverage; and 3) baby socks that will stay on, plus a unique toe decoration.
Ashland is a personal favorite. I use the larger size to add chic color to tee tops or to protect my shoulders when it is cool. Knit from end to end, this unique construction is easy to master.
Cornice utilizes a wonderful slip-stitch pattern to create a modern pillbox shape. Fun top embellishment instructions included! You can mirror hats from two hanks of yarn!
Windsor can drape your shoulders or be buttoned into a capelette. Using short rows to create its shape, it is knit in two pieces joined at the back. I love knitting this one.
Umbria is a perfect introduction to beads and the fun of Malabrigo sock. The beads can be left out.
Meath Mitts give warmth and style. Knit from the palm to the arm, a simple thumb hole makes them quite elegant. Your fingers and thumbs are free to move.
Roundhill Cuffs will elegantly wrap your wrists in luxury. Knit in Zealana Air, the stitch patterns do it all, elegantly.
Tatio is just for fun. More jewelry than scarf, play with felt balls, buttons or beads to create unique pieces for yourself or for gifts. Perfect for using up leftover sock yarn. I get kind of giddy when I make this and never make just one.
Esperance Cowl is the perfect moebius cowl. Make it in a variety of sizes, and gauges, to suit the yarn you have. Elegant in Civility from Elemental Affect. Done in super bulky silk chiffon Ribbon from Himalaya yarn, you can make it whatever you want.
Point Roberts takes a different direction to create a square scarf. Worked from the outside in, the stitch patterns work on both sides, and it is fun to change colors and see how it all comes together.
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