DanaGervaisDesigns

DanaGervaisDesigns

Living the Knit Life

21/04/2017

New Pattern Alert! With A Coupon Code!


Ahhhh spring!  The days are getting longer and warmer and spring is in the air! (at least in the northern hemisphere)  To celebrate nature's rebirth, I've released Flowers and Sunshine.

Worked from the toe up, this design features delicate flowers speckled along the top of the foot and front and back of the leg.  This sock features a heel flap with gussets.

You can download Flowers and Sunshine with a 20% discount using the coupon code 'spring' OR if you pay full price, I'll donate 20% of all full price proceeds to www.DoctorsWithoutBorders.org until midnight (EST) Monday April 24, 2017


Also, are you a Whovian?  In honour of the return of Doctor Who (Yay!!) I have combined my 4 best selling, Doctor Who inspired patterns into an ebook, DALEKtable (see what I did there?) You can find it here.
 Happy Knitting!
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06/04/2017

Oooh Laa Laa! A New Pattern Alert! with an oppotunity to help a good cause!

What would be better than spending April in Paris?  Probably nothing, but the next best thing could be knitting these new April In Paris Socks! 
Worked from the toe up, these socks feature charming little Eiffel Towers on the top of the foot. Some of the Eiffel Towers break away from the sides of the foot and travel to the centre back of the leg.  It's a fun pattern with an easy to memorize stitch pattern.

And that's not even the best part...

April In Paris is avialable in my Ravelry store with a 20% discount with the coupon code, "Paris" 
OR
If you choose to pay full price, I will donate 20% of all full price proceeds to www.kiva.org.  
Both offers expire on Monday April 10th, 2017 - so hurry!! Click here to download April In Paris
Happy Knitting!
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22/03/2017

Because The World Needs Some Good Karma...

Good Karma has been released into the world!

After the success of the donation component of my Heroes release last month, I have decided to include a donation option with all of my pattern releases going forward.

20% of all full price proceeds will be donated to www.kiva.org until midnight (EST) Monday March 27, 2017 OR you can download the pattern with a 20% discount using the coupon code, ‘Karma’ until March 27th. You can download Good Karma here.  
Karma is the Sanskrit word for action and is the spiritual equivalent of Newton’s Law of Motion, “For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.” In other words, when we emit a positive force in thought, word, or action, that positive energy will come back to us. I feel like the world needs some good karma right now, and I’m manifesting it through my preferred creative outlet, knitting. May you manifest good karma with every stitch!
Good Karma is worked from the top down and uses increases and decreases to create a bias fabric.  The lace panel starts at the back of the leg and travels around the sock to the outside of the foot.  The ribbing is replaced by stockinette stitch as the sock evolves.  

Instructions are included for 4 circumferences and the foot length is customizable. 

Happy Knitting! 
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02/03/2017

International Women's Day And A New Sock Pattern!

In honour of International Women's Day on Wednesday March 8th, I've released, Heroes, a pattern inspired by heoric women.

Heroes is available with a 20% discount using the coupon code 'Heroes' until March 8th in my Ravelry store.

OR

You can pay full price and I will donate 20% of all full price proceeds to www.unwomen.org. 

As soon as I saw this yarn I was inspired to knit with it! Yarn Geek Fibers offers a line of yarns that are inspired by and named for inspirational, awesome women. This particular colourway is named for autism advocate, Temple Grandin. She’s a hero.

This yarn landed on my doorstep a few days before the Women’s March on January 21st, 2017. Witnessing women all over the world stand and march together with one voice made me feel more hopeful and inspired than I had in a long time. It made me hopeful for my daughter’s future and for the future of women everywhere.


Heroes is worked from the top down and features a textured stitch pattern on the front and back of the leg.  The pattern continues on the heel flap.  The heel flap and gussets are worked simultaneously before the heel is turned (so there are no gusset stitches to pick up) and the pattern then continues on the top of the foot.  The toe is grafted closed using Kitchener stitch. 

Click here to download Heroes in my Ravelry store.  Happy knitting! 🙂

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17/02/2017

❤ A Little Cable Love ❤

Who loves a cabled sock?  I do!  Cabled socks are classic, beautiful, funky and fun to make. My latest cabled sock desigh, Galloway has been released into the world!

Worked form the top down, Galloway features a cable pattern that starts at the very top of the sock and continues all the way down to the toe.
The back of the leg and heel feature ribbing that provides visual interest as well as enough stretch to compensate for the tightness of the cable design on the front.
Galloway features a short row heel and rounded toe. Instructions are included for 4 circumferences and foot length is customisable.
You can download Galloway with a 20% discount - no coupon code required - until midnight (EST) Monday February 20, 2017 in my Ravelry store.  Click here to download.  

Happy Knitting!
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25/01/2017

Remember Fall?

It's cold and gloomy and snowy where I live; lots of greys and white.  I miss the colours of  the other seasons.  Of all the seasonal colour palettes, the fall colour palette is my favourite! I love the earthy hues and warm tones. Aster was inspired by the beautiful colours of fall!

This fun sock pattern uses mosaic knitting and cables to create the Aster stitch pattern on the front of the leg and top of the foot of the socks. Slipped stitches are used to create the colourwork pattern. There is no stranded colour work and each row is knit using only one colour.
This sock features a short row heel and a rounded toe that is grafted closed with Kitchener stitch.
Instructions are given to knit socks in narrow, medium, wide and extra wide widths. Foot length is customizable.
You can download Aster with a 20% discount in my Ravelry store until midnight (EST) January 29th - no coupon code required!  Download it here. 

Happy Knitting!
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12/01/2017

Let's Have A Knit-A-Long!

Today, Sassenach was released into the world. 
Inspired by the book and television series, Outlander, this sock is designed to be a mix of both masculine and feminine while being modern and distinctly argyle.
Worked cuff down, this fun sock pattern uses cables and lace to create a contemporary argyle pattern down the front of the leg and on the top of the foot. The heel features an eye of partridge heel flap and half handkerchief heel.
The sock ends with a wedge toe that is grafted closed with Kitchener stitch.
To celebrate, I'm hosting my first ever KAL in my Ravelry Group.  There will be fun and prizes and a coupon code for a 25% discount on the pattern price.  You can sign up for the KAL here.  

If Knit-A-Longs aren't your thing, you can still download the pattern here.  

Happy Knitting! 
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