As part of the Indie designer Gift-A-Long, I am interviewing Indie designers about their favorite knitting and crochet projects, yarns, and gift knitting.
First up- Cynthia Levy of Redtigerdesigns (redtigeron Ravlery).
If you could only knit/crochet one item type of item, what would it be?
Socks, socks and more socks! My grandmother taught me to knit and was a wonderful provider of handknit socks for everyone in the family. I’m trying to carry on the tradition in her memory and have come to truly enjoy knitting and designing socks. One of my favorite original sock designs is Precambrian Cable Socks.
What is your favorite workhorse yarn?
I really love indie-dyed fingering weight yarns and one of most favorites is Barking Dog Achilles from Barking Dog Yarns. Both the stitch definition and color depth are fabulous! Both Penuche Twist Socks and Lychgate Socks were designed using this yarn.
Which of your patterns make for really great gift knitting?
Vertigo Fingerless Gloves make a great gift project. The pattern is interesting enough to be fun to knit without being too difficult.
Hippie Heart Socks would be a great gift for that funky person on your gift list. The pattern is fun to knit even if you wouldn’t wear them yourself!
On Ravlery as redtiger.