GAL14_logo-400Hi all! As part of the Indie Designer GAL we get to interview other designers, often new to us. For this installment, I got to interview Sarah Sundermeyer, KnittingSarahS on Ravelry.

Steph: Hi Sarah!  Thank you for participating in the GAL.  What are your favorite items to knit for gifts?

Cowls are the most satisfactory to me, because of their versatility and their lightweight warmth for the winter months. They’re the perfect gift because they are quick and often only take one or two skeins of yarn. Plus, they don’t require and measurements from your recipient, so your gift can stay a surprise!

I love cowls for gifts too. Which of your patterns are great for gifts? Which are most popular? Which do you think are great but overlooked?

All of my designs are quick but elegant accessories, therefore making them easily giftable! Each of my patterns are knit up in less than five hours, and take just one skein of yarn each.

My most popular pattern is the Sorrento Cowl, a super bulky cowl that uses wraps and cables to create an appealing ‘woven’ pattern. I’ve loved seeing how the cowl comes out when knitters use different yarns, as it knits up differently every time. Personally, I love wearing my Bougainvillea Cowl, because of its easy simplicity and the fabric’s natural drape.

Any new designs for the GAL? if not, anything in the works you can tell us about?

I snuck in the release of the Alhambra Cowl, a cozy cowl with an intriguing ‘lattice’ cable pattern, just before the GAL began in order to include it in the sale. It’s a release I was very excited about, and I’m happy that the GAL has been able to get some attention onto it.

I’m lucky enough to be able to take a month or so off designing in order to enjoy being a participant in the GAL. This means that I most likely won’t get another pattern out before the end of the GAL, but I’m excited to be able to spend a whole month knitting all of the patterns that have been piling up in my queue!

Aww, what a cute retriever (check out in the pics below!). And you are lucky to be able to participate in the GAL!  (I have three patterns I have to get finished and written up before Christmas, lol.)  Thank you, Sarah.

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