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.
Kirsten McTeer publishes awesome accessory patterns including socks, mitts, cowls and more. Check out her Ravelry page here.
Steph: Whatâ€™s your favorite part of the GAL?
Kirsten: I love the atmosphere in the KAL/CAL threads. Itâ€™s like a big yarn party for six weeks! Itâ€™s also a great way to â€œmeetâ€ other independent designers and see their work.
Have you participated before this year?
Yes, this is my third GAL as both knitter and designer. I wasnâ€™t too sure what it was all about the first time but I enjoyed it so I came back again last year and really had a fantastic time. Iâ€™m hoping this year will be the GALâ€™s best year yet!
Are you participating as a knitter? if yes, what are you planning on knitting? if no, what would you, had you the time?
I am! Iâ€™m planning on knitting Badlands Hat by Kathryn Folkerth, Fathom Five Shipwreck Cowl by Raven Knits Design, Fiddleback hat and cowl by Heather Storta, and On Cloud 9 by Jo Torr.
For people who like hats, Snow Over Leiden is a colourwork beret or Focalise is a ribbed beanie sized from baby right up to large adult.
Thank you so much Kirsten!
Photos Â© Kirsten McTeer
Don’t forget to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun!