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Knit Hearts to be my Valentine – Free pattern

Knit Hearts to be my Valentine – Free pattern

Don’t you also hate being late out? There’s always something I seem to forget when it comes to holidays. I have the perfect last minute gift for you that will make you and everyone you gift it to very happy. They look good on your bag, with your keys, as a general decoration and will definitely be a great idea for your Valentine. They also make a cute Thank You gift or table decor. I made a whole bunch of…

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ONE YEAR OF YARN DIET? CHECK!

ONE YEAR OF YARN DIET? CHECK!

I DID IT!! I kept my New Years Resolution for 2017! (That’s a first 🙂 )12 MONTHS without buying a SINGLE SKEIN! I can’t believe I actually managed to do this and I must say I’m very proud of myself. (Applause, please!) Also I cannot believe that I didn’t try this before. For all of you yarn hoarders out there, let me tell you what a joy this year was! And really easy, too! It’s definitely so much fun that…

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GAL work in progress

GAL work in progress

Phew. So many interviews, so many new ideas and my queue has definitely tripled since before the Indie Design Gift Along started. You have been reading about only 13 of the 300 plus designers participating in the GAL and I hope you have found one or two new favourites. I know I certainly did! And I’m glad to see that some of you managed to win a new favourite pattern during the giveaways. See, it’s definitely worth signing up for…

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Knitting International #13 – Cynthia Levy, Canada

Knitting International #13 – Cynthia Levy, Canada

Do you love cables? Me too! That’s why these designs couldn’t be left out in this series of interviews during the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along. I first came across the Razzle Dazzle Socks (cover picture) on my hunt for Christmas knits and had to check out te other designs connected, so I want to introduce you to Cynthia Levy, (aka Redtigerdesigns), Canada Cynthia grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada with her husband, a floatplane,…

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Knitting International #12 – Priscilla Webb, England

Knitting International #12 – Priscilla Webb, England

As a toy lover and designer I can hardly walk past other designer’s cute creations and Cilla’s adorable creations need to be shown here, too! My next project for the GAL2017 is Bigglesworth the Bat (cover picture) and I cannot imagine anyone who wouldn’t love to have one, so It’ll be a tough choice to whom to give it for Christmas… But read more about Priscilla Webb (aka Slaatje on Ravelry), England Priscilla is 33 years old and living in…

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Knitting International #10 – AndrĂ©e Beddoe, USA

Knitting International #10 – AndrĂ©e Beddoe, USA

I must say I am exhausted. Just seeing all the incredible designs during the Gift Along my brain starts entering a meltdown phase already! When am I supposed to knit this all? BUT! AndrĂ©e’s absolutely stunning designs just HAD to be mentioned here, too. Two of her lovely shawl patterns went into my queue right away and I aim to cast on at least her incredible Dragon Breath Shawl (cover picture) during the Gift Along. AndrĂ©e Beddoe, USA AndrĂ©e lives in…

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Knitters International #9 – Christiane Burkhard, Germany

Knitters International #9 – Christiane Burkhard, Germany

For some reason colourful design always grab my attention first. And if they are featuring an interesting construction and unusual shape I can’t resist. So of course LISMI’s wonderful patterns (Farfalla – cover picture) caught my attention right away and it’s a pleasure to present her to you. She is not only a great designer but also fun to talk to! Meet Christiane Burkhard (aka LISMI on Ravelry), Germany Christiane will give away two of her incredible patterns to two…

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Knitting International #8 – Kathryn Folkerth, Tanzania

Knitting International #8 – Kathryn Folkerth, Tanzania

The New kid, this post’s cover picture, didn’t want me to scroll any further in the list of designs on offer for the Gift along and I had to see more of Kathryn’s designs. Like this one for example! I also love how Kathryn is modelling her own designs! So now in our journey around the globe in search of new incredible designers I present to you Kathryn Folkerth (aka Publius on Ravelry), Tanzania Kathryn is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio but…

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Knitting International #7 – Paula King, USA

Knitting International #7 – Paula King, USA

Most designers of the Gift Along work with knitting or crochet. So to me these cute little fellas stood out and I needed to get to know the designer behind the moster and the cover picture dogs George T Dawg 🙂 Paula King, KraziKnitz Designs Paula is born and raised on Florida’s Space Coast. She has lived near the beach most of her life and love the warm weather (most of the time.) She worked for the Florida Department of Health for…

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Knitting International #6 – Nidhi Kansal, India

Knitting International #6 – Nidhi Kansal, India

Another cool thing about this Gift-Along is that you get to know people from all around the globe that you usually wouldn’t have met. Like how likely is it that you meet a knitter from the warm  (read BOILING HOT – at least to me) parts India that has the same hobbies as yourself? Meet Nidhi Kansal from Mumbai, India I couldn’t be more intrigued, so I asked Nishi to talk about how knitting is seen in India, herself, her designs…

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