Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2015

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The Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2015 has started! If you have not heard about it, it is a gift-a-long that lasts until the end of year.

You are also welcome to join the KAL/CAL hosted in this Ravelry group. See you there!

Some interesting designs that I love:

Ariel by Brandy Velten

© Brandy Velten

Zirkus by Lisa Hannes

© maliha

Borderline by Nicole Montgomery

© Nicole Montgomery

Peekaboo by Lisa Chemery

© Lisa Chemery


I will be knitting Peekaboo for the GAL. I haven’t knitted other designers’ patterns since the first GAL in 2013. It is already hard to find time to work my own samples, thanks to this event I can finally give myself the luxury of knitting without having to write the pattern first!

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Rainbow Trail

Rainbow Trail (Sizes: XS-2X) — € 6 (VAT inclusive)

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Rainbow Trail is the knitter’s version of Sonia Rykiel’s colorful sweaters. It is worked seamless from the top down with shaped neckline. The worsted weight long gradient yarn makes it quick to knit and exciting to see the colors emerge.

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

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MATERIALS

YARN

Worsted weight

Shown here: KnitCircus Ringmaster (100% merino wool; 22 m/250 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; Main Color (MC) Quoth the Raven: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins, Contrasting Color (CC) Over the Rainbow: 3 skeinsFor the first two sizes, only two skeins are necessary. The third skein is only required if you want matching striping sequence on both sleeves.)

Yardage requirement:

MC: 595 (640, 705, 780, 840, 900, 960) m / 650 (700, 770, 855, 920, 985, 1050) yds, including 10% allowance

CC: 395 (430, 470, 520, 560, 600, 640) m / 430 (470, 515, 570, 610, 655, 700) yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

5 mm / US 8 circular needle of length 100 cm / 40-inch; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

5 mm / US 8 needle(s) in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

4 mm / US 6 circular needle of length 40 cm / 16-inch, for neckband

NOTIONS

Stitch markers; waste yarn; yarn needle

GAUGE

16.5 sts and 22 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked.

SIZES

XS (S, M, L1, L2, 1X, 2X)

Shown in XS

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust circumference: 86 (93.5, 100.5, 105.5, 116.5, 122.5, 129.5) cm / 34 (36.75, 39.5, 41.5, 45.75, 48.25, 51) inches

This garment is intended to be worn with 7-10 cm / 2-4 inches positive ease.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knitting in the round, short-rows

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Rainbow Trail (Sizes: XS-2X) — € 6 (VAT inclusive)

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Puh Cardigan (babies and kids)

Puh Cardigan Sizes 6-month – 10-year — € 6 (VAT inclusive)

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Puh is a classic cardigan with distinctive features at raglan seams and side seams that distinguish your handknit. It is designed with plenty of ease for maximum comfort and freedom of movement. It is worked seamlessly from the top down, so that you can easily adjust length to your preference. It has a shawl collar and curved hemline.

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

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MATERIALS

YARN

DK weight

Shown here: Wollmeise Merino DK (100% Merino; 428 m/468 yds, 200 g/7 oz hank; color Lemon): 1 (2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 2, 2} skein(s)

Yardage requirement:

345 (450, 505, 540) {585, 665, 765, 865} m / 375 (490, 550, 590) {640, 725, 835, 945} yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

4 mm / US 6 circular needle of length 60 cm (24 inches) or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

4 mm / US 6 needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for sleeves

NOTIONS

5 (5, 5, 5) {6, 6, 7, 7} buttons about 1.7 cm / 0.625 inches diameter; stitch markers in 3 colors; yarn needle

REQUIRED SKILLS

Decreases, increases, picking up stitches, short-rows

GAUGE

19 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished chest circumference (buttoned): 60 (66.5, 70.5, 72.5) {74.5, 81, 85.5, 89.5} cm / 23.5 (26, 27.75, 28.5) {29.5, 32, 33.5, 35.25} inches

This garment is intended to be worn with about 16 cm / 6.25 inches positive ease. Kids come in all sizes. Choose size based on the desired finished chest circumference and adjust length as needed.

SIZES

6mo (12mo, 2yr, 3yr) {4yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}

Shown in size 4yr

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Puh Cardigan Sizes 6-month – 10-year — € 6 (VAT inclusive)

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La Spiga

La Spiga (One size) — € 5.4 (VAT inclusive)

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La Spiga is quick to knit one-skein hat. The simple cables are approachable even for beginners.

Written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern. Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

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MATERIALS

YARN

Worsted weight

Shown here: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 50g/140 yards; color Camper: 1 skein)

NEEDLES

5 mm / US 8 circular needle of length 40 cm / 16″; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

5 mm / US 8 needle(s) in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

NOTIONS

Cable needle, yarn needle

GAUGE

16.5 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

21.5 sts and 25.5 rows = in Cable Pattern, blocked.

SIZES

One size to fit an average adult female

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference: 47 cm / 18.5″ (to fit an actual head circumference of about 57 cm / 22.5″)

Brim to center of crown: 24 cm / 9.5″

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La Spiga (One size) — € 5.4 (VAT inclusive)

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Girotondo

Caffe Latte — FREE PATTERN

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pattern

Do you have those tiny remnants that you don’t know what to do with? Girotondo is a whimsical knit that can be worked with any weight of yarn. The suggested yarn and needle combination is indicative only.

MATERIALS

YARN

Fingering weight

Shown here: Sunrise Fiber Co. Classic Sock (100% merino wool; 400 m / 366 yds, 100 g / 3.53 oz skein; color Holi Festival: 1 skein)

Yardage: 75 m / 85 yds, no allowance added

NEEDLES

3.75 mm / US 5 needles, any type; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS

Yarn needle

GAUGE

20 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in garter stitch, blocked.

Gauge is not critical but affects the finished measurement and yardage.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

112 cm / 44″ in length, measured along the shorter edge

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Caffe Latte — FREE PATTERN

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