Knit Designer Natalie Servant was today’s guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird. Natalie says she is (in her own words) ‘a lifelong crafter. I’ve been knitting for decades and am an avid spinner. I work as a software tester and think that many of my work skills are also helpful to me as a designer. I’ve been actively designing knitting patterns for the last seven years. My patterns range from simple to complex and reflect my exploration of varied inspirations including color, techniques, and texture. A great deal of my patterns draw from my love of Art Nouveau and Art Deco era designs, objects, and architecture.’
Natalie says when she was involved in Brownies/Girl Guides, as a left-handed knitter, she really tested the patience of the ladies who were hoping to teach her. Even though she finished her scarf, she dropped it until high school, as an exchange student. She says she found some pastel colored yarn, used pencils with the ends taped off because she didn’t have needles, and knit to keep busy. Dropped it again until University, when she admired a sweater in the window and thought since she couldn’t afford it, she could knit it herself. She found books and worked on swatches until they looked like the book. Natalie didn’t make the sweater she saw in the window, but she did create an intarsia sweater for her (now) husband.
If you missed getting to hear this live, it also archived where it aired LIVE https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/02/09/knit-designer-natalie-servant or with your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio.