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.
Emily Ross publishes extraordinary accessory patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.
Steph: What’s your favorite part of the GAL?
Emily: I love seeing designers and knitters (and crocheters of course!) from all over the world connecting and interacting. I always discover so many new ideas, and I know everyone else does too.
Have you participated before this year?
Yes, this is my 3rd year participating, and I can’t wait for next year.
Are you participating as a knitter? if yes, what are you planning on knitting? if no, what would you, had you the time?
I have a tradition of making my mom (who is the one who taught me to knit) a pair of mittens for Christmas. This year I’m planning on making Mount Rundle Mittens, by Kate Bostwick. I love the clean lines of the pattern, as always the hardest part will be choosing colors.
Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
For a relatively quick project I’d recommend Haruni Crescent in the small size, or Henrico cowl, both use only a single skein of sock yarn but make a big impact.
Thank you so much Emily!
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Don’t forget to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun!