Last Day for Gift Along!

Just a reminder that today is the last day to get 25% off all of my self-published patterns (links to specific patterns below) as well as 100s of other great indie designers! Use the code giftalong until midnight GMT (that’s 8:00pm EST). More info here.

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Clockwise from top left:
Tempestuous (Buy here)
Solis (Buy here)
Vivacity (Buy here)
Aestas (Buy here)
Modulation (Buy here)
Bisous (not pictured) (Buy here)

Happy Friday! Enjoy the rest of the sale!

Tempestuous on Craftsy

I’m just popping in this morning to let you all know that I’ve made my latest pattern, Tempestuous, available on Craftsy!

You can find it here.

New design: Tempestuous!

New design: Tempestuous!

You can also, of course, still purchase the pattern on Ravelry here.

Have a great weekend!

Gift-A-Long (pattern specials!)

Independent designers on Ravelry have been working really hard over the past week to pull together an awesome pre-holidays event! It’s perfect if you want to get some holiday knitting done, or just buy lovely indie patterns and win some awesome prizes!

Basically, from November 1st (when this post goes live) to November 15th, 11:59pm GMT, you can get 25% off hundreds of independently published patterns! You can see the whole list here, or visually on Pinterest (see the Ravelry group for the various board links). Additionally, there are a bunch of different KALs/ CALs which last from November 1st to December 31st. There are tons of great prizes (yarn, patterns, notions, and everything else you can think of)! The KALs will all be run through the Indie Gift-A-Long group.

I’m putting all 6 of my independently published (and not free) patterns on special for the duration of the Gift-A-Long (Nov 1-15). Use the code GIFTALONG for 25% off your purchase. All of my patterns are available here but you can also use the “buy here” links toward the end of this post to purchase any of the patterns. I’ll be around throughout the Gift-A-Long, blogging, knitting, and maybe even giving away some prizes! All of my 6 patterns can be knit as part of the KAL and make you eligible for the prizes.

Here are the six patterns which I am including in the sale:

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Clockwise from top left:
Tempestuous (Buy here)
Solis (Buy here)
Vivacity (Buy here)
Aestas (Buy here)
Modulation (Buy here)
Bisous (not pictured) (Buy here)

Click here to automatically redeem the GIFTALONG code!

Please feel free to contact me at any point during the Gift-A-Long about any questions you might have. You can always leave a comment here, e-mail me at likepurlsoffastring@gmail.com, or contact me on Ravelry. E-mail will likely get the fastest response. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

I hope you take advantage of the great sales and prizes for this event. Happy knitting!

Winner!

I’ve returned to school this week and we won’t have internet until next week so my updates might be sporadic or non-existent until then.

However, I just wanted to pop in today to announce the winners of the Tempestuous giveaway. The winner is…

Entry #29, Kenyetta!

Congratulations! I will send the pattern to you as a gift on Ravelry!

For the rest of you, you can still purchase the pattern for the discounted price of 3.50$ for the next week! Use the code tempestuousweek2. The sale ends on September 18th at midnight EST.

New design: Tempestuous!

Have a great week! I’ll be back as soon as we rejoin the world of the internet!

Yarn-Along

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Knitting:: Ease by Alicia Plummer, still. I’ve finished the never-ending 5″ section of ribbing at the bottom of the body, so I’ve moved onto the sleeves. I feel like never doing 1×1 ribbing ever again! The sleeves should go pretty quickly now since I’m using worsted weight on size 8s. I tried the sweater on when I finished the body and it looks like it’s going to fit just right! I’m knitting the size small but at a smaller gauge to get a slightly more fitted sweater. I’ll do some more detailed notes one it’s finished. (Rav link)

New design: Tempestuous!

One of the reasons I haven’t gotten far on this sweater this week is that I was busy putting the final touches on a new pattern! That’s right, I released Tempestuous on Monday and I’m so excited about it! I’m having a 20% off sale for this week and giving a copy away! See Monday’s post here if you want to win! (You can also buy the pattern here!)

I hope you are all having a great week! I’ll be linking up with Yarn-Along and WIP Wednesdays today.

New Pattern: Tempestuous (giveaway and discount!)

It’s been a long time since I published a new pattern, but I’ve had a few ready to go for awhile. It just didn’t feel right to be releasing winter hats in July! Now that it’s September and the cooler weather is coming, though, I’ve got some exciting things to share with you. There is a discount code and a giveaway at the end of this post, in fact.

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Today, I’m releasing a new pattern, Tempestuous! Tempestuous is a fitted beanie knit in worsted weight yarn. The pattern includes only one size, but that size should fit most teens and adults as it is very stretchy. From the pattern description:

Tempestuous is a fitted beanie with cables and ribbing for textural interest. Tempestuous is a perfect unisex hat choice for the cooler fall and winter weather (and tree climbing!).

The yarn used for the sample (Nashua Creative Focus Worsted) has been discontinued, but it has been replaced by Rowan Creative Focus. Any worsted weight yarn with which you can achieve gauge will be suitable.

The pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

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Now for the exciting part! If you’d like to purchase the pattern, you can do so by clicking here. For the next week (until midnight on September 9th), you can get 20% off by using the code tempestuousrelease. You can also view the Ravelry page here.

I’m also going to give away a copy of the pattern here! There are a bunch of different ways you can enter. To do so, you can click here. The giveaway is also open until midnight on September 9th. I’m using Rafflecopter again since that has worked so well in the past but let me know in the comments if you are having trouble or need another way to enter.

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I am so excited to release this hat- I hope you love it as much as I do!

I’ll be linking this post up with KCCO.