It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the indie designer gift-a-long! This year 335 indie designers are taking part in the GAL, including me!

So, what the heck is the indie designer GAL? Well, first of all, it’s a great community based effort to accomplish your holiday knitting. You will enjoy 25% off select patterns that have been independently published by numerous designers on Ravelry (you can find my pattern selection here) between now and the end of the day on November 27th just by using the coupon code giftalong2015. With that selection of discounted patterns, you’d basically have to go out of your way not to find an amazing pattern (or two, or three, or ten) that would make an amazing gift. Or, if you are like me, you can cross off some patterns off your wish list and treat yourself to some amazing indie designs – I promise I won’t tell anyone.

Apart from some great deals, there is also one ginormous knit/crochet-a-long taking place until the end of December. All patterns from participating designers are eligible for the KAL/CAL and all paid patterns qualify for one of the numerous available prizes. You can sign up for all the fun in the GAL Ravelry forum.

I’ve already started on one of my planned GAL projects, the Gilded Flicker shawl by the talented Jennie of A Handmade Life.


My shawl will be less gilded and more ruby as I’m knitting it up in a beautifully bright pink. I’m already having such fun working up this pattern, with it’s unique shaping and beautiful lacy details on a garter stitch background. It’s got a little bit of everything to keep knitting fun without being overly complicated. I plan on keeping this shawl as a little gift for myself. But I do have some gift knitting to finish up, including the beautiful Puaka shawl by Frankie of Aroha Knits.

The GAL is sure to be a blast, so come join the fun!

4 Comments on Indie designer gift-a-long 2015

  1. Oh Brandy! That colors is delightful! Your Gilded Flicker is off to a great start! I just cast on your Lace and Stripes Cowl this morning–I’m so excited to see it evolve! Best wishes!

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