Welcome to the Indie Design Gift A-Long!

Welcome to the Indie Design Gift A-Long!

The what did you say? What is an Indie Design Gift A-Long? Well, let me explain……

Over the past week, over 170 independent designers on Ravelry have banded together to bring you a Gift A-Long of epic proportions. It’s a fabulous idea we all think you will love.

Indie Designer Gift AlongEverything kicks off with a 25% discount on select patterns from Nov 1st through Nov 15th – GMT, which is 6:00 pm tonight MST. You do need to use coupon code “giftalong” on Ravelry’s checkout page to receive the discount.

To go along with the discount promotion, we are also hosting several KAL/CALs in the Ravelry Indie Design Gift A-Long Group. The KAL/CALs run from Nov 1st through Dec 31st, with lots of chances to win prizes. To win a prize you must post eligible projects and participate on the gift-a-long boards.

With over 170 designers choosing their favorite designs to include, we have nearly 3,000 patterns to choose from. You can see all the designers participating in the List of Participating Patterns (in the Gift A-Long Group), and we have several Pinterest “Catalog” boards to showcase all the patterns too. The boards will go live at the same time the discount code does – Nov 1st, 12 am GMT.

In short, this is a fun way to start or finish up your holiday gift knitting, maybe find some patterns for yourself, enjoy to camaraderie of the KAL/CALs, play some games and maybe win some really great prizes….and did I mention it will be fun!

Thirteen of my Desert Rose Designs are eligible for the Gift A-Long discount and KALs. They are Misty Morn Cowl, High Noon Cowl, Misty Morn Cowl, Think Spring Cowl, Reune Fingerless Mitts, Atoll Shawl, Square Shawl/Scarf, Winter Lace Scarf, Mother’s Love Scarf, Diagonal Scarf, Renda Scarf, Menat Scarf and Pamper Yourself Spa Collection.  Please purchase these through my Ravelry store to receive the 25% Gift A-Long discount. I will also be co-moderating the “Non-Wearables” KAL/CAL and hope to see many of you there.

So, now you know what an Indie Design Gift A-Long is. What are you waiting for? Get ready….get set….GIFT!!

Happy Knitting! ~ Jean


  • Jackie E-S
    Posted at 20:13h, 07 November

    Gift-A-Long! Love this idea and so motivating to get my own gift knitting/crocheting done. Thanks to you and the other designers for putting on this event.

    • desertroseknits
      Posted at 20:20h, 07 November

      And thanks to you too for all your encouragement! There are so many wonderful designers participating with such a wide variety of patterns, there is something for everyone. I know my ‘wishlist’ has grown a lot over the last few days. 🙂