Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2016

I can't believe it's already time for the Indie Design Gift-A-Long, where did the year go?  This year I have 8 patterns in the sale, including my recently released shawl Sagitta, and an updated re- release of Tucker, a cabled yoke pullover. The patterns will be 25% off when you purchase them in my Ravelry store through November 30 with the code "giftalong2016" (the KAL, chat, and prizes continue until the end of the year.)

In addition to my patterns, there are over 5,000 patterns, from 335 indie designers, also on sale.  As I have been looking through all of those patterns, I once again find myself falling deep into fantasy knitting.  I think it is time to revive my fantasy versus reality series.

 Left: Indulgence Wrap by Michelle Krause, Right: Drawstring Mittens by Michelle Krause, photos copyright Leah Michelle Designs, used with permission.

Left: Indulgence Wrap by Michelle Krause, Right: Drawstring Mittens by Michelle Krause, photos copyright Leah Michelle Designs, used with permission.

My first dream knit is the Indulgence Wrap by Leah Michelle Designs. 

I love the graphic zigzag ribbed lines that the lace pattern creates.  I imagine it knit up in a soft plump yarn, keeping me warm on a chilly winter day.  Since I probably don't have time to knit the long scarf I am dreaming about, I might try knitting some thick ribbed Drawstring Mittens.  These are knit with a chunky yarn in 1x1 ribbing, and are closed by clinching up the stitches, no decreases!  A super simple yet brilliant idea. I might be able to fit this quick knit into my schedule, yay!

Be sure to check out the rest of Michelle's GAL designs, there are some beautiful cowls and shawls included in her bundle.