Anne Hanson is today's featured designer in our Five for Five interview series; you can follow the whole series here. She has contributed six beautiful and classic patterns to our pages. Keep up with Anne here!
I love to design and knit wool garments; it's fascinating to create the fabric surface and build the structure at the same time.
2. What's your favorite design you did for Twist Collective? Why?
The Leaving sweater is my favorite twist collective design. I love its feminine shape and bold feature panel, as well as the fact that it is flattering on any figure type.
3. What is your worst knitting habit?
Not making notes or writing down details when i should. and I often forget to measure or weigh a finished piece before I soak and block it; there's really only one chance to do that.
4. Tell us about a job you've had in the past that would amuse or surprise people who don't know you.
Many people are surprised to find out that I was educated as a speech pathologist and worked in that field for five years after graduating college. I also worked in restaurants and sewed custom clothing at night and on weekends because I had interests in those areas too—which is how I eventually ended up working in the fashion business.
5. Finish this sentence: If everyone knew how to knit…
we'd all appreciate the importance of the real thing.