Indie Design Gift-a-long: groundbreaking and cool!

Disclaimer: some of the links in this blog post will bring you to the right page only if you’re already logged in to your Ravelry account. If you don’t have one, have a look at the end of this post for more information.

The knitting community never ceases to amaze me. Within this community, wonderful and innovative things happen every day. And the Internet, when used in a clever manner, is a fantastic tool to bring ideas together.

Just over a week ago, a bunch of independent (knitting) designers started “talking” (that’s “keyboard-talk”) about joining forces to make our little voices heard a little louder from our wee corners of Ravelry* and through the Interwebs. The idea was to organise a little “knitting event” all together, each of us advertising for it and supporting it.

And the idea grew, and grew… And in no time, an amazing amount of work has been done behind the scenes, and something rather large is going to kick off at the time I press “publish” on this post to share it with all of you.

Giftalong-logo-400So…. here it is!

Get your needles ready, dig through a mountain of amazing designs, find your favourite ones (and a discount too!), cast on, and join the knit-along! 

As per the “announcement thread” (which can be found here):

What is the Indie Design Gift-A-Long, you may ask?

“It’s prepping for the holidays as only fiber folks can, with special deals from tons of indie designers!”

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is a 2 month long KAL/CAL (knit-along / crochet-along) of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by a rather extensive list of independent designers. From November 1 – November 15, 2013 tons of indie designers will be discounting some or all of their patterns 25% for this event. There are ten KAL/CALs to participate in, prizes of all sorts given out, some games, and generally a lot of fun!

How do I get the discount?

It’s easy peasy! Just purchase the patterns you want directly from the designers’ Ravelry shops between November 1st and November 15th, and enter the coupon code giftalong at checkout and 25% will be automatically taken off the total price.

Transparent-TagBoth Janice and I are participating as independent designers in the event, and we made it easier for you to spot the participating designs by adding a little “giftalong” tag to them.

  • Janice’s participating patterns can be found here.
  • Aurelie’s participating patterns are there.

Important: For all of you who bought any of our participating designs in the past, you are very very very welcome to participate in the knit-alongs, and enter to win fabulous prizes! There will also be games in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long Ravelry group for a chance to win even more prizes (and have a lot of fun!).


From both of us: Join in, and happy Gifting Season!

*About Ravelry: Ravelry is the social network for knitters / crocheters / fibre artists from all over the world. It is a fantastic tool to browse for patterns or yarn, organise your projects, drool over other people’s project, dream about what you’re going to knit / crochet / create next, share knowledge (or just chat) with thousands of other crafters who have the same interest in knitting, crocheting or crafting. Joining Ravelry is free, and it’s a wonderful place.

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5 Responses to Indie Design Gift-a-long: groundbreaking and cool!

  1. But Spinny, there’s absolutely no mention of the gargantuan effort on the pinning team! Every design pinned to a series of Pinterest boards!

    It is the coolest thing since refrigeration, though! Abundance marketing.

    • spinnygonzalez says:

      Oh, I forgot about it! Sorry for that! You see, I’m just past dynosaurs age, and I am not used yet to the fact that I now have a Pinterest account. And… almost forgot about all those pins! It was a garguantuan effort indeed!

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