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 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.
Cayucos, in Anzula For Better or Worsted, Anzula 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.
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.
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.)
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.