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Design Circle Meets Indie GAL

The Design Circle, a community I created for knit and crochet pattern designers eager to connect, learn, and grow their businesses; is also founded on the idea of collaborating and working together as designers. So, I'm excited to share four other designers from the Design Circle that are participating in the Indie Gift Along!



If you aren't familiar with the Indie GAL, it's an event hosted on Ravelry that features over 240 designers, and as you make their patterns and participate in conversations and games, you are eligible for winning prizes. It's a very well-thought-out event with a lot of participation that runs from late November through the end of December. You can learn more about it on Ravelry here, and I've put together lists of my First Glance Favorites, Favorite DK Weight Sweaters, and Favorite Socks from the Indie GAL if you're looking for projects to knit!


Anyway, back to the Design Circle designers participating in the Indie Gift Along this year! Here are a few of my favorite patterns from each designer.


Note: All pattern links in this blog lead to Ravelry.



Ruth designs both knit and crochet patterns, and she has such a lovely variety of cute, cozy, and beautiful patterns. I had a terrible time getting my favorites down to even 8 patterns, so here are 4 knit patterns and for crochet patterns designed by Ruth Brasch!





Stacey, the knitting pattern designer behind The Knitting Tutor, has several lovely accessory designs and baubles perfect for hand knit Christmas ornaments!




Ashleigh has several fun, colorful hand knit accessory designs, including several mosaic designs.




Karen has designed over a dozen sock knitting patterns, plus cowls, sweaters, and scarves.




I design knitting patterns that are fun to knit, easy to wear, and tell the stories of living. I started off by designing simple chunky knits, moved into shawls, and have since branched out into several different accessories.


Since, of course, I'm a bit biased, and my favorites change by the day, here are my 4 favorite simple knits, 4 favorite shawls, and 4 favorite "other" knits that I've designed.






Did you discover a new-to-you designer or pattern you want to cast on?! What will you be casting on next?



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