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The Indie Design GAL – some of my favorites

Hi everyone!  I’ve been spending some time going through the sale bundles of all 349 participating designers in the Indie Design GAL.  It took quite some time, as I looked at the sale bundle of each one.  If you don’t know about the GAL, it’s a knit-a-long/crochet-a-long on Ravelry. It runs through the end of the year, with games, prizes, and a discount for the first week.

349 designers (including me) are offering from 10-20 of their designs at 25% off until Thursday, November 29 at 11:59 PM EST.

I am one of the participating designers, so you can knit any of my paid patterns (even if you already own said patterns) during the GAL to be eligible for prizes.  I’d love to see your finished projects in the GAL, if you feel so led to make one.

But I digress.  As I said in the first paragraph, I browsed through every single one of the designers’ sale bundles to find my favorites.  To be chosen as a favorite, the pattern had to be one that I’d like to make.  You’ll notice that there are very few socks or shawls included.  While I enjoy making those, I don’t seem to enjoy wearing them so much.  That’s also why there are none of those yet in my portfolio (although I do want to add some shawl patterns eventually).  Click here for my Bundle of Favorite Sales Patterns – GAL 2018. You should be able to view it even if you are not a Ravelry member.  To be clear, these are not my patterns but patterns of some of the other 348 designers.  EDIT: The sale is now over, but the GAL continues through the end of the year.

The two patterns I purchased immediately are these two:

Autumn Oak Leaves by Irina Ferrer (Davydova) – because I love everything Fall!:

Petal Drift by Christelle Nihoul – I have admired this ever since it was published:

I’ll share more favorites throughout the GAL, and if I am able to actually work on something by not-me, I will definitely share here about it.  I hope you will check out the GAL; it might be just the thing to encourage your gift-giving knitting (and crocheting, too)!



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4 thoughts on “The Indie Design GAL – some of my favorites

  1. I love that leaves pattern. I tried to look at some of the patterns of the designers I follow on IG but it was a bit overwhelming. I’m more interested in buying a pattern here and there, not bundles. I very much appreciate how you had a giftalong code for individual patterns. Your pumpkins always catch my eye every year.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Stef. I too love that leaf pattern!

      It is a bit overwhelming – I think there are over 6,000 patterns on sale, and the giftalong2018 code works for all of them.

      Just to clarify – the bundles aren’t intended to be purchased altogether, but are just a way to put all of a designer’s patterns that are on sale into one place. The patterns are sold individually.

      It can be confusing, though, because bundles can be used in a couple of different ways. I have used bundles to give a price break for purchasing similar patterns together. But for the giftalong, bundles are just used to make patterns easier to find.

      Thank you for your kind words about the pumpkins. I’m planning for more pumpkins in 2019!!

      1. I didn’t know that. I would look at patterns and if they didn’t list the code I moved on. Oh well, I seriously bought enough this holiday weekend. I don’t want the husband to squawk but I made sure first to support you and a few others.

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