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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Knitting international #5 – Gabriella Henry, New Zealand

Knitting international #5 – Gabriella Henry, New Zealand

This time I’ll take you to the other end of the world (as seen from Stockholm, Sweden, that is 🙂 Travel Turtle went to New Zealand in 2014 and absolutely LOVED it! See pictures here. So of course I’ll include a kiwi designer for you here. Say hi to Gabriella Henry, (aka sweetp on Ravelry) from Marlborough, New Zealand! Gabriella is a New Zealand designer who who is also a fulltime primary school teacher. At the moment she is teaching 6…

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Knitting International #4 – Linda Marveng, Norway

Knitting International #4 – Linda Marveng, Norway

When looking for inspiration one has to look left and right. There are so many incredible talents out there and so many styles and the Indie Design Gift Along is a great way to discover them all 🙂 Today is the last day to grab more than 5300 patterns at 25% off (use coupon code giftalong2017) Sale ends tonight, 23:59 US EST I was looking westwards at my neighbour Norway and found a very talented designer from Oslo that I…

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Knitting international #3 – Victoria Groger, Israel

Knitting international #3 – Victoria Groger, Israel

I’m nuts about colourful designs, you all know that. So of course Victoria’s pretty designs caught my eye immediately. Also because of the lovely photography of her patterns. So I asked Victoria a few questions about her designs and inspiration and which designers she loves. Victoria Groger (aka Auriga on Ravelry) from Israel Viktoria will give away two patterns to readers of this blog (see questions below!)  2 winners will get one free pattern of their choice as a gift….

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Knitting International #2 – Sara Schira, Canada

Knitting International #2 – Sara Schira, Canada

When scrolling through the lovely designs on offer for the Indie Design Gift Along This lovely pattern jumped at me: Sara Schira’s Telephone Poles.  I love the simplicity and clear lines and also the colour contrast of this pattern. Naturally I had to check out the other designs and wanted to get to know the person behind the design, so I asked her for an interview.  Meet from Manitoba, Canada: Sara Schira (Imaginedlandscapes) At Imagined Landscapes Sara designs knitting patterns that are bold,…

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Knitting international #1 – Jo Torr, UK

Knitting international #1 – Jo Torr, UK

Welcome to the 2017 Indie Design Gift-A-Long! This year we have 311 designers from 31 countries and 6 continents! More than 5300 patterns discounted during the sale period from November 21-28, 18,150+ patterns eligible for participation in the KAL/CAL threads and around 2000 digital prizes in the KAL/CAL Threads!! (There are physical prizes, too!! Yarns, stitch markers, ebooks, project bags… Come and check em out!) When scrolling through the rather extensive list of designers participating in the Indie Design GAL this…

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Winter is here, time to KNIT!

Winter is here, time to KNIT!

The first real snow arrived in Stockholm tonight. It has been silently bucketing down and it is still doing so. A real winter wonderland! All is wrapped in silence and covered in a thick white blanket. Time to get out the teapot and the knitting (Not that it ever really needed taking out, really)! Even Travel Turtle doesn’t mind being stuck at home for now and is happily exploring the snow. Tonight the annual Indie Design Gift-Along will start and…

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