Gardiner Yarn Works

Read more about this wonderful designer below.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 item(s) found.
Amethyst Wrap
$4.99 $1.99

Company Name:  Gardiner Yarn Works
Designer Name:  Chrissy Gardiner
Home State:  Oregon
Design Specialty:  Socks!

1 How did you first get introduced to your craft?

A friend of the family taught me how to cast-on, which I did over and over until my grandmother took pity on me and taught me the knit stitch!

2 What type of patterns do you enjoy designing the most?

I really do love designing all sorts of things, but I find that the shape of a sock is a great palette with which to get really creative.

3 What are you most known for?

Definitely my socks!

4 How do you jump-start your creativity?

I love to page through my huge collection of stitch dictionaries. If I'm feeling really stumped, I bake!

5 What season inspires you the most?

Spring, for sure, with all the new growth sprouting and flowered trees budding out all around my city of Portland.

6 On average, how many new patterns do you design each year?

Probably 1-2 per month, although sometimes it seems like way more.

7 Is there another craft you'd like to try your hand at?

I'd love to try tatting someday, and I'm always wishing I had more time to sew. My sewing machine is still in its box!

8 What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Knitting, of course! During the summer, I also love to putter around the garden. In the winter, I'm usually cooking up a big pot of soup and baking bread.

9 What three items do you always have in your craft bag?

A calculator, a little notebook and a pair of scissors. And of course a sock on the needles!