Crochet Designer Interview: Emily Reiter's Last Best Headband
Crochet Foundry LOVES working with all the talented crochet designers that we have the privilege to showcase in our magazine. In this Designer Interview series, we'll get to know some of this month's issue's designers. Today we're talking to Emily Reiter, who contributed the Last Best Headband, one of the Tunisian crochet patterns in our September 2023 issue.
Emily is also our Technical Editor, which means she helps make sure our patterns are accurate in math and instructions, as well as easy-to-read. Let's find out more about Emily!
What's your name and brand (if you have one).
Emily Reiter of Fiat Fiber Arts
What is your design for this month, and can you tell us a little bit about what inspired it?
My design is the Last Best Headband. I love Tunisian crochet, and I love making small items that finish quickly. Plus, someone probably needed a headband because all others were lost and my natural recourse is to make a thing before buying it.
What were some challenges about designing this piece?
Getting the increases to look good was a challenge. Tunisian increases can't get stacked very symmetrically if you're placing them in the center. I tried side increases and increasing each row, or every other row. I finally figured on the alternating series that is in the pattern.
Anything else you'd like to add?
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