|© Harper Point|
When I took a pattern writing class through Crochet Insider last year, the instructor Charles Voth pointed out that Interweave was among the few publications which often feature new and unusual techniques. I knew that the editor of the magazine, Marcy Smith, had been one of the judges of the CGOA Competition in 2011, so she had seen my work up close. My Mystery Machine Afghan won several awards, and was the design on which I first developed the Reversible Intarsia Technique.
When they asked me to write a technical article to accompany my patterns, I made a few changes to my original "Reversible Intarsia Book Cozy" sketch, to make it the ideal project to learn everything you need to know for completing any of my other intarsia designs in half double crochet. But if you want go straight for the "Happy Day Playmat", that also begins with straight stitches, before introducing each of the different angled stitches. Check out my new Reversible Intarsia Resources page for more help getting started!
It is quite exciting to see my first pattern published in a US publication, and even have it mentioned on the cover. I truly appreciate the opportunity Interweave gave me as a first time designer and writer, and am really looking forward to working with them in the future!