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.
If you could only knit/crochet one item type of item, what would it be?
Cowls, I just love them in both knit and crochet and whole heap of yarns. So far I only have my Salvation Jane for sale but there are two crocheted Moebius ones in the works as well as another knitted one.
What is your favorite workhorse yarn?
Malabrigo Rios, I love the softness and the superwash. My first pattern, the Brumby Jill ponytail hat, can be made with less than one skein.
Which of your patterns make for really great gift knitting?
Salvation Jane, as mentioned above is a great 1 skein gift, easy to knit, and appreciated by young and old. Made one recently for my Mother-in-Law as she liked my samples so much.
Jelly Beanie, colourful fun especially for kids, or the Affogato hat for something more classic, both are terrific stashbusters, giving the chance to use up those little leftovers and experiment with colour combinations.