Today I'm interviewing Inês from Seni Designs.
Her designs include...
the recently published...
as well as...
I’m Inês also known as Seni
at ravelry. I started knitting as a child but my knitting skills were
quite basic – only knew how to cast-on and purl. I was fascinated by the
fact that with only yarn and needles one could create so many wonderful
A few years ago I started knitting “for real”, expanding my
skills and started designing small items as hats, berets and cowls. I
never stopped since then. So far, I’ve published several e-books where I
can show the diversity and experimental character of my work.
How would you describe your style?
I think it’s a
contemporary, eclectic style. I enjoy creating elegant and seamless
knits with appealing shapes and textures obtained due to the combination
of different pattern stitches and techniques.
What inspires you?
It changes a lot; sometimes
I’m inspired by yarn qualities, other times by Nature, shapes, concepts,
music, poems, etc…For instance, for creating Flor I was inspired by a
poem of Almada Negreiros with the same name. For Sleepless Heart the
starting point was Rodrigo Leão’s music. Occasionally, I’m more focused
into a shape or technique (that was Espiral case).
What is your favorite item to design?
shawls, they’re quite addictive! I’ve created a few and it seems there’s
always something new to try, to combine, to create. Plus, many times
it’s a “one skein project” only, which I particularly like.
Describe your experience participating in the Gift-A-Long.
has been fun! I enjoy seeing so many beautiful patterns, knowing new
Designers, blogs and make part of all the process – participate in
interviews, help to promote the GAL with all its fantastic prizes among
What is your favorite aspect?
It’s very exciting
watching the thread where the participants post their finished objects,
the wonderful Pinterest boards and many others initiatives as the
Designer Hunt game. I also enjoy seeing the indie community united,
showing their talent and skill while running an international GAL of
Were there any specific patterns that did really well in the GAL that you didn’t expect?
most interesting to observe was, precisely, the interest in different
type of patterns - both small, instant gratification projects as Quadra
and more difficult and complex patterns as bem-me-quer, have been well
Any new projects you would like to share with us?
currently working on my new e-book Ar and Lavanda [a Ravelry link, you will need an account to view this] is the next pattern
to be released, a sweet shawl knitted top-down with a pretty lace
Thanks for joining me, Inês!
Thanks for having me!
All pictures © seni