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  1. My new shawl pattern Meet Me at the Station is now available on Ravelry and here on the website >>HERE<<



    Meet Me at the Station was inspired by a wooden canopy at the local train station. With pointed edges and cut out vertical lines it got me thinking about a design that would be the perfect accessory for the everyday commute or train trip.



    This shawl pattern is designed to use 1 skein of 100g / 425m of 4ply sock yarn and the pattern is easy to work with a stockinette body and a simple lace section completing the border. The picot edges are created naturally by the lace stitch pattern, although pinning them out whilst blocking at the end is highly recommended as this will really open them out.
     
    This pattern works beautifully in a solid, or semi-solid yarn as it lets the lace pattern take centre stage. However, you could knit the stockinette body section in a variegated yarn and then switch to a solid colour for the lace as some of my testers did, see the pictures below. Instructions are provided on how to adjust the depth of the stockinette body and / or the lace section so you can customise the design and make it your own.

    The shawl was test knit by a wonderful group of testers, a big thank you to Jo, Bonny, Anne, Clau, Maya and Tammy. I really enjoyed seeing your versions come to life! And a big thank you to Allison at Kniterations for tech editing the pattern.



    Meet Me at the Station is a quick and easy-to-remember pattern, making it ideal for gifts, or why not knit up a few in different colours. It’s the ideal accessory to grab as you run out of the door this winter!

    For more details, check out the pattern page HERE

  2. In case you hadn't heard, the Ravelry Indie Designer Gift-a-Long starts next week!

    Now in it's 6th year, the event is a 6 week knit-a-long, or crochet-a-long to kick start any holiday gifting plans. The event launches next Friday 23rd November at 8pm EST / 1am Sat 24th November GMT at which time a whole host of indie designers will be discounting 25% from 10 - 20 of their patterns!

    The window for downloading patterns will then be open until Thursday 29th November at 23:59 EST, and the KAL/CAL continues until 31st December.

    There are 8 categories you can participate in and some amazing prizes to be won along the way!

    More details can be found in the >>Ravelry Indie Design Gift-a-Long Group<<



    Taking part is easy, choose from the huge range of patterns available from the participating Indie Designers and use the coupon code giftalong2018 at the Ravelry checkout. You can then join the relevant KAL / CAL in the Ravelry Group and could win one of many prizes along the way! (Remember to join as a Group Member first though to be eligible) You can also join in on social media using the hashtags #GAL2018 and #giftalong2018

    This will be my first year of participating in the event as a designer and I have created a bundle of 17 patterns that will all have a 25% discount!



    So if you are looking for some inspiration and some cheering on to get those holiday projects completed then make sure you mark your calendar for next week and come along and join the fun on Ravelry!

    Hope to see you there!