One of the things I love most about the Indie GAL (Gift-A-Long) is the chance to discover and/or promote other designers’ work. Over the course of the GAL I’ll be publishing gift-knitting related interviews with designers whose work I admire.

natserv-suburban-stationNatalie Servant publishes beautiful, art deco inspired patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.

Steph: Hi Natalie! Thanks for being part of this interview series.  What’s your favorite part of the GAL?

Natalie: I love seeing the finished objects threads as people use this event as additional motivation to make things.

Have you participated before this year?

Yes, I’ve participated in the last couple of GALs.

Fantastic! Are you participating as a knitter? if yes, what are you planning on knitting? if no, what would you, had you the time?

Oh goodness, I’m knitting to a deadline at the moment. I’m really hoping to be done before the holidays, so in that case I’d likely pick something small to tackle: a hat, or perhaps decorations.

Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?

Hmm, the pattern or the finished object? Any pattern makes an excellent gift, IMO, but it depends on the knitter.

For finished objects, I think the safest thing is something that doesn’t have to fit exactly: scarves & shawls are great. Although there is at least one child in my household hoping for their own Lyle Owl Pillow.

I love that pillow, it’s so cute.  (I think, given the graphic punch of the design, it works for adults too.)  Thank you Natalie!

Don’t forget to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun!

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Photos © Natalie Servant