Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites

Here’s a selection of Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites I wanted to share with you today.

Bobbles

by Christelle Nihoul

This pretty yoke sweater is knitted in sport weight yarn and is perfect for using up mini skeins or self striping yarns for the bobbles.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Sweater Favourites Bobbles Sweater by Christelle Nihoul

Ginkgo Leaf Top

by Michele DuNaier

Knitted in DK weight yarn with a beautiful lacy yoke, this sweater would be one of my go-to items to wear every day.

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Linnutee

by Arella Seaton

Linnutee (Estonian for Milky Way, however the direct translation would be A Birds Path) is a cute tee specially designed for gradient yarn cakes or mini skein sets. It would also be a great way to use up those self striping yarns you aren’t sure how to use.

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The Raglan Cardigan

by Cynthia Spencer

It is completely sized to fit each part of your body, from the hips to the shoulders. If you have trouble getting your sweaters to fit, this book is for you!

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Rhys

by Kat Riddell

A cropped layering pullover in worsted/aran weight yarn will be a super fast knit and come in a big range of sizes.

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Vera

by Emma Sadler

I’ve knitted this myself to test the pattern for Emma, it’s easy, relaxing and a great way to use up scraps of sock or sport weight yarns to knit a very lightweight but super warm sweater for cool days and nights.

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Sabino Canyon Cardigan

by Megan Nodecker

I love the collar on this cardigan, but suggest you look at other projects for this garment on Ravelry as the designers photos, whilst beautiful, are really dark and are very hard to see.

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Hope cardigan

by Anne B Hanssen

The body of the cardigan is worked in a lovely lace-pattern.
The sleeves are worked in stockinette sts, and could be worked to any length. The hems of the body/sleeves are folded back.
The cardigan is supposed to be roomy and comfortable, with it’s rounded neck, and box-shaped body.

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Rather Nice Jumper

by Helen Gipson

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https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rather-nice-jumper

Bittercress

by Faye Kennington

Part poncho, part pullover, and all pretty with flattering ombre neckline and an elaborate and large floral motif around the yoke. Knitted in sport weight yarn and perfect for mini skins, gradient sets or self stripers.

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Eazy

by Anna Johanna

Top down and brioche, a fabulous combination and such fun to knit.

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Endorphins

by Kim McBrien Evans

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Cascading Kittens

by Claire Slade

cat, cats and more cats.

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Peasant Surprise

by Hanna Maciejewska

Worked top down and in the round with texture patterns on the yoke and body, the sleeves are the start of the show in this peasant style top.

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Parsons Green

by Kathryn Folkerth

I love the mustard colour at the start of the top down yoke on this one, a beautiful contrast to the crisp cream and navy. Knitted in DK for a relatively quick knit.

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Spica sweater

by Anke Telschow

Bottom up stripes and mosaic, super easy colourwork for those who don’t know to create a striking yet simple to make sweater.

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Hamiltonian

by Kathryn Folkerth

Aran weight, oversized with a boxy shape, perfect for working at home, a coffee with friends (via Zoom or in person).

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Mrs Grimmet’s Pullover

by Carol Sunday

The pullover is knitted from side to side in one piece beginning with a provisional cast-on. Pockets are cleverly knit in. Cowl and ribbing at hem are picked up and knitted. Sleeves are knitted from the top in the round, and sleeve caps are shaped with short rows.

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Joan

by Christelle Nihoul

A chic and stylish top down sweater knitted up to plus sizes

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Once Again

by Debra Gerhard

Once Again is a top-down, pullover sweater; knit in-the-round with a stranded yoke that is coupled with simple cable stitches. Short rows are used to shape the neckline after the yoke pattern is completed.

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Brise soleil

by Paola Albergamo

Brise-soleil is a double-breasted, asymmetrical cardigan with textured elements.

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Utmost Happiness

by Katrine Birkenwasser

Utmost Happiness sweater is worked seamlessly top-down. After a ribbing for neckband and set of short rows to raise the back of the sweater, a round yoke is decorated with an elaborate cable pattern achieved with mosaic knitting.

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La Briohème

by Lesley Anne Robinson

A bohemian open cardigan with drop sleeves, long brioche cuffs, a cozy brioche collar, and a large brioche hem as the focal point.

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Twisting Lights

by Artesanitarium Designs

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Potala

by Hanna Maciejewska

“Potala” is a seamless open-front cardigan, especially warm thanks to the yak-merino-silk blend and a ribbed back.

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Haiku cardi

by Svetlana Volkova

A simple shawl-type construction applied to an oversized sweater. An easy introductory garment and a fun knit.

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Telos

by Jennifer Dassau

Knitted in Aran yarn, worked top down and a great cardigan for work or play.

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Sprague Lake Pullover

by Triona Murphy

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Flight formation

by Fiona Hamilton-MacLaren

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Longbeard Hooded Cloak

by Raven Knits Design

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Morning Walk

by Becky Wilkins

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Cambria Cardigan

by Brenda Castiel

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Adult Modular Cardigan Jacket

by Loraine Birchall

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns

Today on the blog I’m showing Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns. I’ll try and include a range of knit and crochet, knit first, crochet fans scroll down a bit or click this link to jump straight to the crochet goodness.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns – Knit Socks

Colorwork Roses Socks

by Aud Bergo

For colourwork fans, the perfect pair of traditional motif socks with a modern touch.

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Fairwyn socks

by Tracey Lee

A simple, classic and easy to knit design and they’re reversible.

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Ever True

by Kino Knits

Angles and colour combine in this amazing pair of socks.

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Margerie

by Alexandria Wenninger

More colourwork, but with a strong, modern pattern and clever use of self striping yarns.

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Crazy Christmas Socks

by Renée Kies

You had me at Crazy Christmas Socks….

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Doucet Winter socks

by KnitJoyz

Fabulous colour work socks filled with Christmas scenes and motifs.

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Dunbroch Socks

by Emma Sadler

Self patterning yarn does the yard work and you knit or add a few pretty eyelets, very fast knit for socks and super pretty.

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Happy Hoops

by Helen Gipson

A great way to use up leftover sock yarns, have fun with self striping for the colourwork or go with neutral solids for the man in your life.

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Sheep Shuffle Socks

by Sophie McKane

Colourwork and sheep, super cute!

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Antarctica Socks

by Artesanitarium Designs

Awesome cables adorn this lovely pair of socks undulating back and forth.

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Switch Point Socks

by Cynthia Levy

More cables, intertwined and mirrored, a clever design, suitable for men and women.

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns – Crochet Socks

Marguerite Socks

by Sylvie Damey

A quick gift to crochet with tall stitches and an afterthought heel. Look at the heel detail on these little beauties!

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Comfy Cuff Socks

by Fiona Langtry

Warm, cozy and slouchy socks to keep your tooties warm.

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Bûcheron Socks

by Sylvie Damey

A neutral and texture pair of socks for the men in your life, simple. classic and comfortable.

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Skittles Socks

by Maybe Katie Designs

Bobbles, rainbow stripes and cuteness over load.

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Wavy Coral Socks

by Petra Machová Kouřilová

Super cute socks and so pretty

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Tabatha Socks

by Lilia Vanini

Lace and pompoms, love it.

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All the above patterns are eligible to be made in the Indie Design Gift Along 2020 with lots of prizes, chat and fun. Join the group here and dive right in. You can also play along on Instagram and follow @indiegiftalong.

Gift Along 2020 Interview with Michael Harrigan

Gift Along 2020 Interview with Michael Harrigan

Gift Along 2020 Interview with Michael Harrigan

Gift Along 2020 Interview with Michael Harrigan – getting to know you

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Today I’m chatting to Michael Harrigan, tell us who you are and what you do?

Nice to be with you. I’m an American living in Thailand and have done so for the last 20+ years – first for my work and then on into retirement. I knit, design, garden, and care for our house by the sea and our two dogs. Travel has been an important part of life as well, although unfortunately that hasn’t been possible this year.

How did you get into knitting/crochet and who taught you?

When I was around 9 years old my mother showed me the basics of knitting and crocheting. However, I grew up on a farm in the northeastern US, and in that area and at that time, knitting was not one of the approved pastimes for a young boy. The needles and crochet hooks were put aside – for quite a few years, in fact.

Fair Isle Snood by Michael Harrigan Gift Along 2020 Interview with Michael Harrigan
Fair Isle Snood by Michael Harrigan

What made you want to start designing?

It wasn’t long before I started combining stitch patterns into designs and decided to write out the instructions so I could share them with others (and remember them). I soon discovered I could upload the patterns to the internet and was off on a new adventure. I also improved my skills and increased my range through the Master Hand Knitter certification program of The Knitting Guild Association (tkga.org).

Over the past few years I have designed patterns for accessories, including shawls, wraps, cowls, hats – and a Fair Isle-patterned gansey. I’ve self-published the majority of my designs but have also produced others for yarn companies and online and print magazines. My first book of knitting patterns – Travel-inspired Knits – was published earlier this year.

What’s your favourite part of the design process?

I work from memories, sketches, and photos of places and things I’ve seen on my travels and then move on to select/design the stitch patterns and choose colors. Usually it’s design first – but sometimes it’s the yarn and/or color first.

I like to spend time in historic settings, visiting local artisan markets and bazaars, and also taking in landscapes and natural features. I try to recreate what I have seen in stitch patterns—interpreting elements of nature, landmarks, and textiles I’ve come across.

Gift Along 2020 Interview with Michael Harrigan - Drummie Bees and Snowflakes by Michael Harrigan, a wrap knitted in shades of white through to blue

Are you a full-time or part-time designer and how does that fit into your life?

Most everything I do is part-time and together the activities form more than a full-time existence. Travel has always been a major part of my life. Some decades ago I spent the better part of a year in Central America and was captivated by the colorful work of artisans in Mexico and Guatemala. Many years later my travels took me to Africa, where I was enthralled by the magic and mystery of Egypt and Morocco, and the talented artisans of South Africa. I have been fascinated by the designs

of rugs in Turkey and the embroidery I’ve come across in China. There’s such an amazing wealth of hand-crafted riches throughout the world – and I certainly enjoy travels of discovery.

A couple of summers ago, we visited the Shetland Islands – long an inspiration to me, both for the knitted lace from the northern island of Unst, and the wonderfully colorful patterns of Fair Isle. On a trip to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania last year I had the opportunity to get some hands-on advice on color-stranding knitting technique in Riga, Latvia. At the end of that trip, on a visit to the Russian National Museum in St. Petersburg, I found inspiration for a new colorwork design based on a piece of ethnic embroidery.

Since I moved to Thailand in late 1998, the country’s natural environment, iconic images, and architecture have provided ongoing inspiration for my designs.

Sea Changes Shawl shown in grey worn by a smiling woman. Pattern by Michael Harrigan

Do you have a favourite thing to design and why

That’s an interesting question, as I have favorites to design to satisfy myself but know that they might not be so popular with other knitters. I like to design complex colorwork pieces but also design a lot of simpler cowls that would appeal to those looking for a more straightforward knitting experience.

Do you have much time to make things for yourself or for gifting?

I tend to give away samples from my design process from time to time and also take the time to knit an item for myself if I need one. Not much knitwear is needed in Thailand, but we do travel to cooler destinations when that’s possible.

Berries Leaves and Vines by Michael Harrigan, cowl held by a dark haired woman

If someone knitted or crocheted a gift item for you, what would you love the most?

I would love to have someone create a colorful rug for me – as I’m not likely to do that for myself.

Do you have a favourite yarn and why?

I really like wool and silk blends and wool and linen blends. I’d have to say they’re my favorites for how they work up into fabric.

What’s your favourite of your own designs and what do you love about it?

That would be my Drummie Bees and Snowflakes Shawl. It is connected to one of my favorite parts of the world – Shetland –and features two traditional lace stitch patterns that I particularly like. I also love the colors.

Thai Tropics Wrap inspired by Thailand

Is there anything new you can tell us about or a recent design you’d like to chat about?

I am currently working on a design to accompany a book in the Miss Babs Yarns Book Club (Spring 2021) – but can’t say more about it at this time. Check out the website – https://www.missbabs.com/ – for information on the club.

What’s your favourite colour?

I think it’s still blue – but if you look at the photos of my designs you’ll find quite a range of colors. It likely depends on what works for a given project.

Trellised Vine by Michael Harrigan
Trellised Vine by Michael Harrigan

Have you been a participating designer in the Indie Gift Along before and what do you love most about it?

This is my first year and I’m so glad I joined. I’ve gotten to see lots of designs I wouldn’t have otherwise, and it’s generated a good number of sales as well.

Which Gift Along 2020 designers inspire you and why?

A top inspiration is christal-lk-designs – particularly for what she does with color and how she designs with color. There are certainly others as well, but she comes to mind immediately

How do people get in touch with you or see more of your work?

Patterns on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/michael-harrigan
and LoveCrafts: https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/user/Michael-H/e322ccc1-faf4-4343-b4e9-c6ec5e56d730

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarriganHandknits
Instagram: mwharrigan
Twitter: malcontent

Website: http://www.thismanknits.com/

Book – Travel-inspired Knits – available from publisher: https://anchorandbee.bigcartel.com/product/travel-inspired-knits

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 A Crochet Christmas

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 A Crochet Christmas

Today’s round up of Indie Design Gift Along 2020 a Crochet Christmas, includes tree ornaments, gifts, cloths, table centres, coasters, amigurumi and so much to look at.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 A Crochet Christmas – Tree decorations and ornaments

Not a Christmas Mystery CAL

by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

The called it “Not a Christmas” because Christmas is not here right now, and also because not everyone celebrates it. But nice crochet decorations will add a festive touch to every home. And “mystery” means you will not know what will be coming next week. The CAL will run for 4 weeks with a new pattern coming out every Friday. So in total we will make four decorations (or presents).

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Christmas Snowflake (4)

by Irina Mulyavko

This pretty, delicate snowflake will make a beautiful accent to your Christmas tree or any holiday decor! 

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Snefnug

by Lilinette Crochet

Snefnug means snowflake and what a pretty ornament for any celebration during the Winter.

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Christmas baubles

by Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage)

These cute crochet baubles would be a fun scrap busting project and you can make them to match the decor of your tree.

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Nutcracker and Christmas Friends

by Irina Mulyavko

Sizes availableNutcracker: 3.14 inches (8 cm) Gnome: 3.74 inches (9.5 cm) Gingerbread man: 2.75 inches (7 cm) Mouse: 3.54 inches (9.0 cm)

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Christmas Star

by Emma Wilkinson

The 2nd Day of the 12 days of Christmas – 2019 Yarnish Christmas CAL. Available as an individual purchase or as part of the 12 pattern ebook collection

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Christmas Mitten Garland

by Jennifer Percival

You could make this adorable crochet garland as a gift for a loved one, something they’ll treasure for years and is made with love.

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Christmas Trees for Tree

by Akua Lezli Hope AkuaDesigns

These are small, compact trees and as such, details make the difference. While initially conceived of as ornaments for light trees, they may serve as bookmarks, appliqués or embellishments, and be small toys if two are made sewn together and stuffed lightly.

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Snow Swells

by 10 Hours or Less

This adorable crochet bauble is a quick make and in high contrast colours is a real statement addition to your holiday decor.

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Starry Dream Hanging Ornament

by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

Lots of pretty details to this star ornament, all explained with tutorials and photos, adorable.

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Peppermint Christmas Ornaments

by Rachy Newin

A fun decoration for your tree and quick to crochet.

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 A Crochet Christmas – Tableware and mats

Christmas 2017 Mandala

by Agrarian Artisan

The Christmas 2017 Mandala was originally published as a CAL over the Christmas season 2017 but would make a lovely centre piece for your holiday table.

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Crystal Coaster or Christmas Motif

by Christa Veenstra

A pretty coaster, tree decoration or just a little mat for on the table.

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Star Christmas Pot Holder

by Lilia Vanini

A stunning pot holder and what a beautiful gift for someone special.

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Christmas Tree Centerpiece

by Darleen Hopkins

Super cute, this little tree is so pretty

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 A Crochet Christmas – Wreaths

Christmas wreath gift tag

by Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage)

I only found one full size wreath in the Gift Along this year but these tiny gift tags are so cute I had to show you them.

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 A Crochet Christmas – Nativity

Nativity Set

by Jennifer Percival

A crochet nativity and so sweet, I love the little details on this set.

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 A Crochet Christmas – Gifts

Christmas Washcloths

by Agrarian Artisan

This pattern includes 3 designs of washcloth which were designed for the 2020 Advent CAL. They are quick projects and ideal for last minute gifting.

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Christmas Elf Baby Bib

by Darleen Hopkins

Darleen has a beautiful range of baby bibs but this is my favourite, well right now, tomorrow it could be Santa.

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Amigurumi Reindeer – Marley

by Kate E. Hancock

Love, love, love this cute little reindeer

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Sleepy Stocking Stuffers

by Jennifer Percival

Adorable animals asleep in the stockings, who could resist?

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Ye Olde Christmas Stocking

by Connie Lee Lynch

I lovely take on the traditional stocking made with granny squares.

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December Mice

by Justyna Kacprzak

i know one of the GAL designers is making this for a relative who just moved home, isn’t it a great gift?

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Christmas Baby

by Lilia Vanini

Love the bright, festive colours in this little baby hat and bootie set.

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Mr. Gnome aka Santa, Wizard

by Darleen Hopkins

Crochet peeps, the gnomes have finally caught up with you!

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Freshwater

by Ms. Mal

A cute gift, easy to crochet and always handy

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Lotus Bud Spa Set

by Lilinette Crochet

Who doesn’t want a spa break right now after 2020? Love the delicate colours of this set.

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns

Today on the blog I’m showing Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns. I’ll try and include a range of knit and crochet, knit first, crochet fans scroll down a bit or click this link to jump straight to the crochet goodness.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns – Knit Headbands

Mozarab Headband

by Ranée Mueller

Knitted in sport weight yarn, this wave patterned headband is sizes from baby/toddler to adults. Make it in several colours or neutrals to match your outfits.

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My Favorite Cable Headband

by Snickerdoodle Knits

This bulky knit is a quick gift option and again, sized from baby to adult, it’ll work up fast on larger needles if you’re in a rush.

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Against Winter’s chill

by Fiona Hamilton-MacLaren

Knitted with DK Yarn and featuring a beautiful cable pattern with a garter border, this will be a lovely gift knit to make for a teen in their favourite colour.

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Brioche Headband

by Heather Anderson

This beautiful brioche headband features a pretty pattern and would be a good starter project for two colour brioche.

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If You Don’t Know

by Emma Sadler

A very fast gift knit using super bulky yarn and 10mm needles, it’ll fly off your needles and into the gift wrap before you know it.

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Hourglass Fall Headband

by Susan Gressman

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Invincible

by Ashleigh Wempe

Knitted with fingering weight yarn, this would be an ideal slow and relaxing project rather than a quick gift, but what a wonderful way to use up speckled or highly patterned yarns in colours you love.

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Cosmic Squid Head Band

by Loli Fox

Knitted with Aran weight yarn, it’ll certainly turn heads and WOW!

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Ponytail Peep

by Kirsten McTeer

This headband is designed for long-haired ponytail wearers. Now as well as having the option of ponytail over or ponytail under, you can choose ponytail through! 

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Dancing Aurora Headband

by Alexandria Wenninger

Pretty mosaic colourwork (easy peasy and such fun) adorn this headband, how can you resist?

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns – Crochet Headbands

Bubbles and Waves Earwarmer

by Maybe Katie Designs

Crocheted in a bulky yarn and a very quick project, I love the bobble details and the feature button. A great stashbuster, last minute gift and fun for teens.

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Oxford Headband/Earwarmer & Flower

by Akua Lezli Hope AkuaDesigns

Crocheted in worsted weight, easy to size to fit your head and with a stunning flower embellishment to match your winter coat or outfit

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Intertwinement

by Akua Lezli Hope AkuaDesigns

Crocheted with a strand of fingering/4ply and dk weight held together, to give an interesting marl effect, or even add a bit of sparkle for some unexpected bling.

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Crùnan (Little Crowns)

by Ms. Mal

Okay, you got me, it’s a crown, not a headband. Perfect for your little princess or when the Diva in you needs to show herself.

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Cedar Point Set

by Michele DuNaier

One skein of Lion Brand Scarfie makes this crocheted cowl and headband set! Both pieces are made using hdc through back-loop-only for thickness with drape – soft, warm, cozy and quick to crochet.

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The headband is folded under at top and bottom edges for extra warmth and to allow insertion of elastic bands for a guaranteed fit even after many wearings.

Both items can be made for smaller sizes to fit a child – instructions are easily adapted to the size you wish.

Pebbled Headband

by Cassandra Bibler

This pattern was designed to form functional and stylish. The textured cluster stitches provide depth and extra warmth, while the relatively simple construction make it beginner friendly. Sized toddler to adult.

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The Op Shop Headband

by Emma Wilkinson

Crocheted with Aran weight.

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Butterfly Headband

by Rachel Beth

9 sizes are included, from premie to adult. The headband is approximately 1” wide. The butterfly is approximately 2 ½” wide.

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Perfect Picnic Headband

by Ruth Brasch

This headband is the perfect accessory to help keep your hair out of your eyes while you’re on a summer adventure!
It’s size adjustable, so it will work for all ages

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All the above patterns are eligible to be made in the Indie Design Gift Along 2020 with lots of prizes, chat and fun. Join the group here and dive right in. You can also play along on Instagram and follow @indiegiftalong.

Awe Inspiring Notorious RBG and Dissent 2020

Awe Inspiring Notorious RBG and Dissent 2020

RBG Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Dissent

Today I’m chatting to a good friend of mine, designer Mary E. Rose. She has a pattern release tomorrow in honour of Ruth Bader Ginsberg aka RBG.

Hi Mary, can you tell us the name of your gorgeous new design?

Hi, Loraine, I would love to tell you. It’s called Dissent to honour Ruth Bader Ginsberg aka the Notorious RBG.

What inspired you to make the Dissent collar?

During the summer of 2020 a friend of mine was participating in an event for GISH, which is an international competition to do “strange” things for good causes.

The participants get a list of various tasks which range from art projects to things like collecting donations of hygiene products and dropping the off at your own local homeless shelter.

One of the fun challenges was to knit or crochet a collar inspired by RGB that contained either a portrait or a message to or about her.

I’ve been working on a lace alphabet for a long time, so when my friend asked if I could knit a collar on short notice, I could quickly come up with a plan. I wasn’t even thinking of making it a pattern until some people commented on my Instagram photos that they would be interested in buying the pattern.

I’m surprise and excited at the interest in the pattern and hope that RBG would love it.

What is it about RBG that makes her so important to women in the US?

The list is long! Some of the things she secured for women in the US were the right to sign a mortgage without a man, the right to have a credit card or a bank without a man, the right to get a job without being disqualified for their gender, and the right to keep or get a job if they were pregnant or had kids.

She also helped put in place legislature that protected the rights of people who aren’t women or don’t identify as women…the LGBTQ+ community along with protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Can you tell us more about the Dissent design itself?

The collar is worked flat, starting with the center panel, which reads Dissent in lace, to top edge is finished with a picot bind off and then stitches are picked up along the bottom of the panel and lace leaves are knit top down to either a crochet chain bind off or a plain lace bind off.

Three buttons are added when it is finished to make it easy to put on and take off. It has both charted and fully written line by line instructions.

What elements did you include in the Dissent Collar and why?

I felt I had to include the word dissent in the pattern as her most famous collar would be worn on days when no oral arguments were allowed and she would use her white lace collar to express her “dissent” to whatever was being discussed or had been decided. The crochet bind off is a nod to her “favorite” collar which is simple, white and very mesh like.

Where and how can we buy the Dissent Collar pattern?

The pattern, to remember RBG is called Dissent and will be available in my pattern stores on both Ravelry and Payhip on Monday, October 5th (and Love Crafts soon afterwards, their site takes a little longer.) so plenty of time for US knitters to make their own to wear while (absentee) voting from home.

I would like to note that as it is a political statement, poll workers will most likely not let in-person voters wear their Dissent Collar to the polls.

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From today through Election Day in the US…Tuesday, November 3rd all proceeds from pattern sales will be split between two groups.

The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center and Planned Parenthood.

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