Saturday, November 19, 2016


The Independent Designer Gift-A-Long is an annual event where independent knit and crochet pattern designers have the opportunity to showcase some of their creations and inspire others to make them.  The Gift-A-Long is essentially two events:
A Sale:  Each of the designers has chosen 5 – 20 of their favorite patterns and will offer them at a 25% discount from 8 p.m. Nov 22 – 11:59 Nov 30 EST when you use the code giftalong2016.  There are over 300 designers participating this year which means there are thousands of patterns on sale!
The GAL (gift-a-long):  an opportunity to knit and crochet at the same time with other like-minded crafters and have the chance to win amazing prizes!  ALL patterns created by the participating designers can be made during the GAL, however only the non-free patterns will be eligible for prizes. 
The GAL begins Tuesday November 22, 2016 at 8 pm (EST) and ends December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm (EST). While you are waiting, make sure you join the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group.  That is where all the chatting, friend-making, showing off of finished projects and prize awarding will take place.
Speaking of prizes … free patterns, pattern books, amazing yarns, yarn and pattern kits, stitch markers, project bags … there are hundreds of prizes this year! I've donated a book, the Crocheter's Companion, beads, crochet hooks and stitch markers.
You may make as many projects as you want.  There will be separate threads for 8 different categories:
  • giftalong2016head
  • giftalong2016hand
  • giftalong2016feet
  • giftalong2016kids
  • giftalong2016garments
  • giftalong2016shawls
  • giftalong2016neck
  • giftalong2016other
There is even a special prize category you can enter if you complete at least one project in each of the 8 categories listed above.
There will be more information appearing in the official Ravelry group as we get closer to the start date.

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