2020 Indie Design Gift Along – what is it?

What is Gift-A-Long? It’s a multi-designer promotion to help you kick your holiday gift-making into high gear!

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is a 5+ week long KAL/CAL of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by a rather extensive list of independent designers. From November 24th, 2020 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31, 2020 at midnight US EST there will be fun games, contests, and 8 KAL/CALs that will help you get your holiday knitting and crocheting done with companionship and fun! You can read all about the details in this post: click here (links to Ravelry), or on the FAQ page in our group pages.

2020 Indie Design Gift Along – how do I take part?

If you’re able to use Ravelry.com sign up in the Indie Design Gift Along Group in the appropriate category thread for your project. Example an adult sweater goes in the Garments Along thread, a cushion would go in the Toys and Home thread, a baby item would go in the Babies thread. Your project page on Ravelry needs to contain the hashtags for the event and the hashtag for the category where you signed up for that item. We’ve prepared a video on how to setup your projects, add the tags and we’ll be adding another about how to edit your project, add the cast on and cast off dates etc.

2020 Indie Design Gift Along – where do I take part?

You can take part in the Indie Design Gift Along Ravelry Group or on Instagram, using the correct hashtags for your project. There are some prizes for Instagram but the majority of prizes will be in the Ravelry group itself. Linktree page with links to a list of off-ravelry places to buy designers patterns.

Some Important Things:

  • You must be a group member to be eligible to win any prizes in the group.
  • Please use #giftalong2020 and #GAL2020 to tag your social media-ing!
  • Please only share Giftalong projects in the “shared projects” section of the group
  • Please note: Only Moderators and Admins may start threads in this group
  • Please do not post photos or links to patterns by non-Participating Designers anywhere in the group

2020 Indie Design Gift Along – is there a sale?

Yes, the sale starts November 24th at 8pm (US-EST) through November 30th at 11:59 pm (US-EST) and you’ll get 25% off sale patterns with the code giftalong2020 you can find all the sale patterns in the bundle, it’s on the right of the page as you go into the Indie Design Gift Along group. Or ask in the ‘it’s coming’ chat or tonight, there will be a main chat thread and a slower chat thread.

2020 Indie Design Gift Along – Participating Designers

You can view the participating designers list with collages of their work in this beautiful thread here, and we had a sneak speak in our video below. It was recorded live on Facebook, so there are questions and comments from the group members and some of our designers who popped in to chat.

Link to group, look on the right of the page for the sale bundle links.

Our collage for the Gift Along 2020

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