Today, we’re getting to learn a little bit about Francoise Danoy, the lovely designer behind Aroha Knits!
Black or Brown?
Cats or Dogs?
Knitting gadget you can’t live without:
Knitting needles! Ok maybe another answer is needed, blocking wires. They make such a huge difference in blocking.
Only one color for the rest of your life, which will it be?
Cables or Lace ?
First completed project:
A circular cowl knit up in stockinette
Number of wips on your needle right now…
None, surprisingly! I’m a monogamous knitter so I only really have one WIP on the needles at a time.
Favorite book not knitting related….:
Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
Something that changed your knitting:
Learning how to read charts! That allowed me to try projects and patterns that I was too scared to do before.
How did you learn to knit?
My mother taught me! I wanted to pick up knitting as a New Year’s Resolution.
I’m really good at Google. Need to find something online? Just ask me
Wood or Metal?
Coffee or Tea?
Go-to favorite accessory when knitting a gift?
Most memorable project?
My ever first project – because it showed to me that I could see a project all the way to the end and not quit half-way through!
Morning person or night owl?
A place/country you wish to visit and why:
New Zealand – it’s my mother’s country.
Stitch pattern favorite(s):
Anything lace! And geometric color-work motifs.
Thank you so much Francoise for taking the time to answer all of our questions!
Francoise is offering 15% off all of her self-published patterns with the code ‘juliefrenchie’. Good until August 31.
Which pattern of Francoise would be next on your must knit list ? Leave a comment and we will send one pattern to a lucky reader!