DanaGervaisDesigns

DanaGervaisDesigns

Living the Knit Life

09/05/2017

New Pattern Release - Mother's Day Edition

Mitochondrial has been released into the world!
 Mitochondrial DNA is passed down almost unchanged from a mother to her children.Worked from the cuff down, this Mother’s Day inspired design features a double helix DNA strand cable on the front of the leg and top of the foot of the sock. The ribbed cuff disappears in a ‘V’ shape on the back of the leg just before the heel flap.

 When science meets yarn this sock is the result.  This sock is knit using Scientific Sock yarn by NanoStitch Lab. 

You can download Mitochondrial with a 20% discount using the coupon code 'Mother' until Sunday May 14th, 2017 OR if you pay full price I'll donate 20% of all full price proceeds to www.unwomen.org.   You can download Mitochondrial here.

Happy Mother's Day, whether you're a biological mother or not, Mother's Day is an opportunity to recognize all the women in our lives who nurture, support and love us - regardless of their title.

Happy Knitting!
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05/05/2017

I'm In A Book!

I have 2 new sock patterns in Artful Arches.  I'm pretty excited and honoured to be in some very talented company. Several designers have contributed patterns to this book.

This is Westney:



And this is Meandering:



If you've never knit socks before, but would like to learn, I'm offering a 5 Day FREE email challenge from June 1st to 5th to help you knit your first sock! 
Designed for newbie sock knitters, #SockVirgin will guide you through your first sock with the help of video tutorials, Q&A sessions, worksheets and the additional motivation of prizes and fun! You can sign up for the challenge here.

Happy Knitting! 

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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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