Have you heard about the Indie Design Gift-a-long yet?
It started last year, on Ravelry, and there were 177 designers who took part — including yours truly — and it was a HUGE amount of fun. This year, there are 293 designers, and a ton more patterns, more prizes, and definitely, more fun!
Here’s the deal: First, there’s a sale. It starts tonight at 8 PM (EST), and runs through Nov. 21st. Every one of the nearly 300 designers taking part will have between 4-20 patterns on sale at 25% off, with the coupon code giftalong2014. That works out to 3822 patterns on sale! My four self-published patterns (including Brightness and Contrast, and the re-released Chawton Mittens) will be included!
Then, from the start of the sale all the way through New Year’s Eve, there will be a massive knitalong/crochetalong for all participating patterns, and there will be prizes. There will be games (trivia, logo identification, you name it) and random draws and who knows what else! There are thousands of prizes, both digital (pattern downloads) and physical (yarn and other goodies).
The whole thing is a great chance to (a) get your Christmas/holiday crafting done, (b) discover new designers whose work you’ll love, and (c) support independent designers who — trust me — are really grateful for every pattern sale.
To take part, or learn more, check out the group on Ravelry.