Monthly Archives: November 2015

More GAL Picks!

Don’t forget — the Indie Gift-A-Long sale period ends on Friday night (EST)!

I’ve been taking advantage of the sale to pick up pattern which have long been in my queue.  Here are three recent purchases:

First up, Puaka Shawlette, by Francoise Danoy:


Delicate texture!  Pretty lace!  Love it.

Secondly, Sidetracked Cable, by Kelene Kinnersly:


I can never have enough fingerless mitss, and in DK, they would be such a quick knit!

Lastly, Picabeau, by Jennifer Dassau:


My LYS has an adorable sample made up of this in a self-striping yarn, and I want one for myself!  🙂  Haha, Ravelry told me that I had 12 other patterns of Jennifer’s in my queue, so obviously I’m a fan of her work.

Happy Knitting, all!


New Pattern: Kacia Shawl!

I’m very excited to announce the 7th pattern of my Virescent Collection, the Kacia Shawl:

It’s knit in one skein of Marianated Yarn’s Scrumptious, a fingering weight MCN blend.  The way Marian layers her dye on the yarn is so pretty!  This colorway is Poseidon’s Jade.  It’s more of a spring green in person, but the camera didn’t want to see it that way.

The shawl has a cabled central panel, with garter stitch on either side.  Once you’re familiar with the cables, the pattern just flies by.

Kacia and the full Virescent Collection are 25% off (no code needed) until the end of day on Friday, Nov. 26! Most all of my other patterns are also 25% off during this same period with (code “giftalong 2015”), as part of the Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2015.

The first TWO commentors will receive a free copy of the Kacia Shawl!

Indie Gift-A-Long, Pinterest Style!

If you’d like to see “at a glance” which patterns are available in the Indie Design GAL, some intrepid Ravelers have pinned the OVER 5,000 PATTERNS on Pinterest.  Whoa!

By category, we have:

Hats & Heads

Cowls, Scarves, & Neck

Shawls & Stoles

Sweaters & Other Garments

Feet & Legs

Baby & Kid

Hand & Arm


Toys, Home & Misc.

Remember, these patterns are all 25% through next Friday with code giftalong2015.  🙂

I just picked up my first GAL pattern — Nina Machlin Dayton’s Runcible Hat:


Great man hat!  Classic enough for my husband, but still interesting for me to knit (plus, how great does it look in a tonally-dyed yarn??).

Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2015 kicks off today!

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2015 kicks off tonight on Ravelry!  At 8 p.m. EST, over 5000 patterns from 335 participating designers will be offered at 25% off with code giftalong2015.  The discount will go through Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm US EST, but then the KALs/CALs and prizes will be happening through the end of December.  I’ve had a glimpse of some of the prizes, and there is some NICE STUFF!!  Additionally, the designers have given multiple free patterns codes which will be given out too.  So, if you were going to be knitting gifts anyway, you might as well join in and possibly win stuff!

*One important thing to note — while each designer had to choose 5-20 patterns for the discount, ALL patterns from participating designers are eligible for the KALs/CALs, and this does include patterns you might already own.

For the stats geeks, there’s a fun breakdown on the GAL here.  Looks like I’m the sole designer representing Utah!

Here are the 12 patterns which I’m offering for the discount period:

GAL Collage

It sometimes feels like it takes me FOREVER to see a design to completion, but looking at this, I feel rather proud of my output in 2015!

In the days ahead I’ll be talking about the GAL more, both giving some “Behind the Scenes” peeks at my own designs, and featuring other patterns and designers that I like.

Thank you for supporting indie designers!

In the Works…

Whoa, I didn’t mean to go an entire month without posting.  Probably a popular refrain of knitting blogs, right?  I’m a little more frequent on Instagram (katinkadesigns), if you’re interested in following me there.

But I’ve been busy!  Virescent Collection patterns are still in the works — look for the Kacia Shawl, knit in Marianated Yarns‘ Scrumptious, towards the end of the month:


And because I rather needed a break from green, I’ll also have a pretty cowl pattern (in Marianated Yarns’ Playtime Worsted, with both short and loop versions) out in the next few weeks:

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I also just cast-off the most ridiculously cute hat for the Virescent Collection, in Intrepid Tulips’ Cashmere/Silk:


There more than that, too, but I’ll save those for another post!

Have you followed the Indie Designer Gift-A-Long in years past on Ravelry?  It begins again next week!  Basically, a huge and impressive list (really, I’ve seen it) of indie designers will be offering a 25% discount off of select patterns (with code giftalong2015) from Thursday, November 19th at 8:00 pm – Friday, November 27, 2015.  Then, the group will host a mega-KAL/CAL, with prizes galore (I’ve seen a lot of them, too).  Even if you’re not into gift-making, it’s still a great chance to pick up patterns!