Here is a sneak peek of the mitts, and the yarn they were made from which will be used to create a matching hat, so you can see just how well-suited the design is for those multicoloured sock yarns that can be so hard to work with.
Me: How and when did you start designing?
Kathryn: I kind of fell into designing. I wanted to make a specific blanket for my son but couldn’t find a pattern for anything close to what I was picturing in my head. I ended up putting it together myself and in the process discovered that I really like the process of designing so I’ve kept at it.
Me: Which is your favourite design, and why?
Kathryn: It’s usually whatever I happen to be working on at the moment.
Me: What was the inspiration for your Badlands hat and mitts?
Kathryn: The inspiration for the hat and mitts was the yarn (The Fibre Company Cumbria Fingering in Cumbria). I originally purchased it together with a lovely grey thinking that I’d use it for colorwork, but the more I looked at it in the hank the more I fell in love with it by itself. I wanted to really showcase it’s beauty while using every bit of it possible. I came up with a subtly textured hat and mitts to use everything left over.
Me: This is your first time participating in the Gift A Long - what are you looking forward to most?
Kathryn: I’m really looking forward to knitting other people’s patterns. There are several eligible patterns that have been in my queue since they came out (Starshower, Beacon Hill, And She Was, Fireside Pullover) that I’m ecstatic to finally get a crack at. I’ll definitely get the Starshower in and probably draw lots for which sweater I go with.
Me: Are there any upcoming design plans you can share?
Kathryn: I have a few kids’ patterns in testing right now. They’re all in my project pages if anyone wants to peruse.
Me: Thanks for answering my questions, and for letting me test your mitt pattern. I'm really looking forward to creating the matching hat! Have a great GAL!