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.

evie-motes-hatEvie Scott publishes lovely, knitterly accessory patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.

Would you like to win one of Evie’s patterns?  Post a comment on this blog post by Dec 3rd 2016 midnight PST on what pattern of Evie’s you’d like to try, for a chance to win!

Steph: What’s your favorite part of the GAL?
Evie: If I had to sum up my favorite part, it would be all the beauty to be seen. There is beauty in the handmade gifts we make for those we love, in the patterns being offered and indie designers coming together, and best of all, there is beauty in the friendships formed during the event that last well past the new year. Totally cliche but it really is true.

Have you participated before this year?
No. I joined the Indie GAL After Party group right after the last GAL and have been waiting all year for this one to start.

I’m so glad you were able to join this year! Are you participating as a knitter as well? if yes, what are you planning on knitting? if no, what would you, had you the time?
Yes. I have started Carol Sunday’s Potawatomi for a much loved aunt and I am crazily contemplating five sweaters (yes, five!) using Lisa Chemery’s Boy Sweater. These would be for my nephews which in turn is really a gift for my mom (‘cause then she can do the grandma matching clothing photo thing). It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

Oh gosh, I adore Carol’s patterns.  If I ever have time I want to do her Kelmscott sweater.  And wow, five sweaters, you are super ambitious! I’ll be cheering you on 🙂

Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
I think EVERYONE needs a hat. Hats are quick to make and are easy to gift to teachers, bus drivers, neighbours…anyone you want to give a treat to and don’t necessarily know on a super personal level. I keep a stack on hand for just this reason. Try FOISON or PINNATE hat for fun options.

Thank you so much Evie!

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