A Conversation with Annie’s Lead Designer, Lena Skvagerson

On CRAFT*ish: Lena Skvagerson, Lead Designer for Annie’s Signature Collection.

This week I had a conversation with Lena Skvagerson, the Lead Designer for Annie’s Signature Designs and one of the experts on public television’s Knit and Crochet Now, hosted by Deborah Norville. During our conversation we talked about what she’s learned about the knitting & crochet industry over her triple decade career, whether or not perception of needle arts is different in her Native Sweden than in the United States, and what still excites her about producing collections to be made by the masses.

Listeners can find CRAFT-ish on iTunes, Soundcloud, or Stitcher. Then go to the Show Notes page to see photos of some of the designs from the issue, and for info on Amy’s Patreon campaign.

A Special Deal for CRAFT*ish Listeners

Thanks to our sponsor, Makers’ Mercantile who would like to celebrate Lena Svagerson by offering CRAFT*ish listeners 20% off ALL YARNS and Addi Crochet Hooks! Just use code VickieMakes at checkout through October 12, 2016.



One Response to “A Conversation with Annie’s Lead Designer, Lena Skvagerson”

  1. Susan Molina

    Ive recently been fascinated with colorwork and all the designs, especially with hats, cowls, tams, mittens. It somewhat started with trying to find something that I could make with using the autism speaks colors and then expanded from there. I find these podcasts quite informative and interesting, thank you for sharing Lena and her expertise.

    I love the cowl, the sinistra cowl, and would knit it. It is beautiful. thank you for this giveaway.