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.
Claire Slade publishes fantastic colorful garment and accessory patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.
Steph: Whatâ€™s your favorite part of the GAL?
Claire: I love seeing what patterns everyone chooses to knit as gifts, I wish I was as lucky as some of the recipients, Iâ€™d love some handknit socks for Christmas!
Have you participated before this year?
Yes this is my 3rd year now, long may it continue.
I agree! Are you participating as a knitter? if yes, what are you planning on knitting? if no, what would you, had you the time?
This year I am definitely going to participate as a knitter, last year I was so busy I couldnâ€™t. Iâ€™m thinking I might knit bubbly ballet slippers by Amy Kenagy or possibly some socks.
Those look like great slippers! Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
I think hats make great gifts, Midnight Owls is my favourite personal hat pattern. I loved stranded colourwork but I know some people find it a bit intimidating, so trying it out on something small like a hat is a great idea.
Thank you so much Claire!
Photos Â© Claire Slade
Don’t forget to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun!