Indie Design Gift A-Long 2019

Indie Design Gift A-Long 2019

Don’t forget the Indie Design Gift A-Long 2019 starts 8pm EST Tuesday 26th November 2019

Gift A-Long 2019

Gift A-Long 2019

What is the Indie Design Gift-A-Long?

The Indie Design Gift A-Long 2019 is an awesome multi-designer promotion to help you kick your holiday gift-making into high gear!

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2019 is a 5 week long KAL/CAL of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by a rather extensive list of independent designers. From November 26th, 2019 at 8:00 pm US EST through December 2nd at 11:59pm US EST tons of indie designers will be discounting between 10 – 20 of their patterns 25% for this event. Use coupon code: giftalong2019. From November 26th, 2019 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31, 2019 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, or on the FAQ page in our group pages.

Which designer’s are taking part?  Here’s the Indie Gift A-Long 2019 Participating Designers Thread 

Once you’ve got your Gift-A-Long patterns, we encourage you to join a relevant KAL/CAL! (For instance, if it is a cowl, please join the Cowls, Scarves, & Other Neck Things KAL/CAL.) To join, simply write a post in the KAL/CAL thread you want to join, including the pattern name you will be knitting and a link to your project page. KAL/CAL participants are eligible for lots of lovely prizes but you’ve got to post to win Please Note: all prize winners must be group members!

KAL/CALs will run from November 26th 2019 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31st, 2019 at midnight US EST, plenty of time to knock out all your holiday knitting and crocheting. We have tons of prizes, games, and great conversation, plus a lot of other fun, so pull up a chair and join us!

On your mark…get set…. GIFT!!

Other things:

  • Please use #giftalong2019 and #GAL2019 to tag your social media-ing!
  • Please only share Giftalong projects in the “shared projects” section of the group

As an example only, I’ll show you my collage for the event, there are 286, yes two hundred and eighty six designers with gorgeous patterns to knit or crochet for gifting.

Gift A-Long 2019 Bundle for Woolly Madly Deeply

Gift A-Long 2019 Bundle for Woolly Madly Deeply

 

 

 

 

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Austermann Yarns, Baby Yarns, Debbie Bliss Yarns, Lanas Stop Yarns, Araucania Yarns, Schoeller & Stahl Yarns, Felting Yarns, Noro Yarns, DK Yarns, 4ply Yarns, Aran Yarns, Fur Yarns, James C Brett Yarns, Lion Brand Yarns

Fabulous Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies pattern Christmas Knitting 4 Characters

Fabulous Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies pattern Christmas Knitting 4 Characters

Fabulous Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies Pattern from Loraine @ WoollyMadlyDeeply

Introducing our super cute Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies pattern, or should that be Mug Cosy?   Anyway, just in time for Christmas knitting, these super cute mug cozies will warm your heart and your cuppa.   With a hood just big enough to hold your cookies or shortbread, you’re good to go.   Linky here to purchase the pdf pattern for the  Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies

Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies Pattern by Loraine Birchall for Woolly Madly Deeply

Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies Pattern by Loraine Birchall

About the Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies

I woke up one morning and with a desperate need to knit and design a mug cozy.   I knew I wanted a Santa Mug Cozy, so he was the starting point, but then I had so many ideas all at once.   I’m still thinking about a Bigfoot Cozy, what do you think?  I’m not sure how he’d fit into my plans for Christmas Knitting, but I’ll give it a go.

The Christmas knitting theme turned into something of an obsession.  Now there are 4 characters, Santa Claus or Father Christmas Cozy, Elf ‘n’ Safety Cozy, Gingerbread Man (or lady) Cozy and a Snowman (or Snowlady) Cozy.

I wanted to add a hood to the mug cozy to make it stand out from the crowd.  I think it works well and it was fun to play around with the design.

A friend, Folksworthfarmer suggested that if that hood of the Christmas Mug Cozy would hold biscuits, then she was sold.   Helen also kindly sent the Christmas tree buttons used on the Elf Cozies and black buttons for Santa’s jacket.

Thanks to bluesocks, who brought a selection of bells in assorted colours and sizes.  I used these for the points of the cozy hoods and as cute buttons on the snowman cozy.

Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies Pattern Snowman

About the Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies Pattern

The body of the cozies are knitted sideways and it’s easy to customize the length to fit the circumference of your favourite mug. Stitch counts are include for 3 1/2 inch depth and 4 inch depth standard mugs and as written they will stretch to go round a 10-11 inch round mug.

The cozies have knitted arms with mittens, the arms are worked from the fingertips up to the top of the arm/sleeve. I used Judy’s Magic Cast On, but feel free to just use longtail cast on and seam the fingertips of the mittens afterwards.

The Snowman has optional twig arms or you can make the mitten/sleeve arms to match the other cozies.  I enjoyed knitting the twig arms for the snowman cozy.  They’re very quick to knit and use only scraps of yarn.

Instructions are included for striped options for arms and hoods.

I used duplicate stitch to add a belt for Santa Cozy, Elves Cozies or the Gingerbread Man Cozy and also to add a ribbon for the gift embellishment.  Making each character a super cute Christmas Mug Cozy.

I’ve had fun sewing on bells to the hoods, using them instead of buttons or ‘coal’ on the Snowman Cozy and adding the Christmas Trees, Sacks and Gifts to each character.

Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies Pattern

Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies Tension / Gauge

The expected gauge/tension is 20st/28 rows per 4 inch/10cm and I used a variety of yarns from DK, Aran, Worsted, 4ply/fingering weight double stranded. It’s a great way to use up scraps. Use the needle size that gets you 20 sts over 4 inches and it’ll work just fine. The length is easily adapted to fit a wider mug, or smaller one.

Make as many or as few as you like.  Play around with colours, stripes and I’d love to see one in stranded knitting.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  My friends have had great fun customizing their Elf Cozies and I love what they’ve come up with.

With grateful thanks to bluesocks, who test knitted the Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies pattern.  Knitted them with a variety of yarns and is the most amazing friend I could have.

Linky here to purchase the pdf pattern for the  Festive Hoodie Mug Cozies

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