Every June, the UK knitting site Loveknitting celebrates independent designers and their contributions to the fiber arts. There are blog competitions, designer features, plus a great big Indie June sale.
Those of you in the U.S. might be more familiar with Ravelry than with Loveknitting. The two sites both are great platforms for finding patterns, discovering new designers, and sharing your finished projects. One difference: Loveknitting offers supplies as well. While browsing patterns you can also get needles, crochet hooks, notions, and yarn. So it's kind of a "one stop shop" for everything you might need for a project.
Five of my most popular patterns are discounted $1.50 during the Indie June sale:
and Hop Brook
Lots of patterns are on sale—from baby items to shawls, socks, sweaters, and more—by many, many talented designers.
If you aren't yet acquainted with Loveknitting, the Indie June sale is a great time to explore the site! Maybe you'll find inspiration for your summer and fall knitting—while also supporting independent designers like myself. The sale and other Indie June activities continue through June 30.