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2016 in Review

Holy cow. 26 patterns saw the light of day in 2016. Many of those had been written and prepped in 2015, but still!

I published two sweaters: Fluvial (in Fibre Company Knightsbridge) and the Santa Cruz Cami (in in Anzula Breeze and Vera).

Knit Picks accepted proposals for the Flidais stole, Deco Hat, Isabeau shawl, Leanan Hat, and Winter Blooms mitts.

The Barley Wine Hat (available on Ravelry as well), in luscious Skeinny Dipping Polwarth DK, was part of a yarn club through Indie Untangled.

I published a bunch of other hats: the Brewery Hats collection, including BBA, Sour, Session, and Hops, all in Anzula For Better or Worsted; Wawona in Stitch Sprouts Crater Lake; and Ahwanhee, in YOTH Little Brother.

Cowls included three for Anzula in Croquet (Celadonite, Micaceous, and Owl Rock) and the Merced Cowl in The Fibre Co Cumbria.

2016 was great for shawls! Isn’t it Romantic, in Lorna’s Laces String Quintet, debuted at the winter TNNA show.  Beneath the Moon, in Mrs Crosby Reticule, is the big sister shawl to that one.

Caridwen, in Cloudborn Fibers Wool Worsted Twist, offered in both stole and shawl versions, is available as a kit on Craftsy as well as the single pattern.

Cayucos, in Anzula For Better or WorstedAnzula Wash My Lace or Anzula Croquet; and Morro, in The Fibre Co. Meadow or The Fibre Co. Knightsbridge, saw me exploring sideways knit shawls in different yarn weights, with a big emphasis on the lace borders and texture.

Estuarine, in The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering, is a glorious mix of two colored cabled and textures, in a top-down Faroese-style shawl.

Sand Ripples, in Anzula Cloud, is one of my favorite shawls, and features a delicate two colored cable border with a bit of lace.

All individual pattern rights to Hitch were returned to the individual designers, including my own patterns: Thornhill Cowl, Stolen Jewels Mitts, and the Exakta Hat. I still have a handful of hard copies of Hitch available for sale via Amazon; if you’d like it signed, please be sure to message or email me when you place the order.

Craftsy Class

This was a big deal for me! My Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts, debuted in May 2016. Filming was in April.  I loved the experience.

Here’s a link for 50% off my class (or just click on the above photo), if you’ve not yet checked it out. Remember Craftsy has a guarantee, so if you find it’s just not for you, they’ll refund you. (Fine print: Get this Craftsy class from Stephannie Tallent for 50% off. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires March 8, 2017.)

Shows

I attended both Winter and Summer TNNA last year. I didn’t have a booth at either last year; it just doesn’t make economic sense to do so. I did go to Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena for an hour or two at the Yarnover Truck booth.

Indie Design Gift-a-long

2016 saw me participating in the Indie Design GAL again. I was thrilled to offer a series of blog interviews with other designers in November and December 2016 — if you’ve not read the interviews, please do!  

I feel it’s really important to try to highlight great work by other designers, and I also included a series of posts of designs I fell in love with from other designers in the GAL.

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