Favourite new designs – Finds from the GAL 2016

Favourite new designs – Finds from the GAL 2016

The Gift-a-long (see article here) is full on, I must say that I am quite overwhelmed by the sheer number of participating designers (335!!) and I’m still trying to look through all of them.  My list of new favourites and my to-do-list is almost exploding with new input. BUT! I wanted to give you a small glimpse of at least those designers who caught my eye. I’ll show you my favourite designs and also where to grab some of their amazing patterns at 25% off. Just use the code giftalong2016 during checkout on Ravelry until November 30 at 11:59pm US EST! (My bundle is here, by the way 🙂 )

Here are my favourites so far:

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If you are a fan of intarsia knitting, you should check out Sonja Launspack Kunstwerk Designs. 

I am not a pro when it comes to stranded knitting, but these look definitely worth the effort. Her designs really are pieces of art. The bundle of reduced patterns can be found here

 

 Dancing Dolphins Mittens by Sonja Launspach Kunstwerk Designs
Dancing Dolphins Mittens by Sonja Launspach Kunstwerk Designs

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This designer doesn’t only create incredibly intricate lace designs that caught my eye, but I also LOVE her project photography. Nim Teasdale went onto my list of favourite designers today, and with it this beauty, her Radiata shawl. Her pattern bundle for the GAL can be found here.

 Radiata by Nim Teasdale

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Sweet kids clothes and accessories designed by Vikki Bird designs had to go on this list as well. They will make great gifts and bring smiles to big and small children (and me 🙂

Check out her bundle.

 Rudi by Vikki Bird
Rudi by Vikki Bird

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A special kind of lace with braids, knots and beads can be found at Lili Go from Malaysia. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the colours and the texture of her knits. This one went on my to-do list *sigh*. Her bundle:

 Interview With The Vampire by Lily Go
Interview With The Vampire by Lily Go

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Baby clothes and cuddly sweaters by Jenny Wiebe need to be in this list, too. I love that she includes different sizes from newborn to teenage sizes in her designs. Her bundle is here.

 Anticipation by Jenny Wiebe
Anticipation by Jenny Wiebe

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A fellow toy designer is Browneyedbabs with her cute softies in child friendly sizes.  Check out her toys bundle. My favourit of hers is this cuddly fella Scottie.

 Scottie Dog by Browneyedbabs
Scottie Dog by Browneyedbabs

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An unusual combination of lace and braids can be found in Stephannie Tallents designs. Especially her Sand ripples shawl caught my eye and went to my to-do-list (unfortunately it’s not included in the reduced patterns, but I think it’s worth it’s money). Check out her GAL bundle here.

 Sand Ripples Shawl by Stephannie Tallent
Sand Ripples Shawl by Stephannie Tallent

 

There are many more designs and designers to discover, so head over to the complete list of designers and make sure you check out their bundles before November 30! I would be happy to hear about your discoveries and favourites!

Happy knitting!

 

 

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