6 January 2015

2014 in designs

I completely forgot to review the amount of work that's been done over the year of 2013 and I find it such a great exercise to do, to sum up a year, because although I work plenty, the wait in between actual designing and the time the pattern is published is often so long you tend to lose some of the excitement that ignited a particular idea as well as sometimes lose track of what's actually been done and published. So, I am beginning this year by reviewing the work of 2014:

The year began with the publication of two hat patterns (designed for Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts)
Cat Conference hat pattern by Katya Frankel



And Catnip
Catnip hat pattern by Katya Frankel

Then there was the Sine Socks pattern for Magpielly's Sock Club
Sine Socks pattern by Katya Frankel
Spring Musings
Spring Musings cowl pattern by Katya Frankel

 Petit Pois
Petit Pois summer cardigan pattern by Katya Frankel

I had it in my heart for a couple of years now that I wanted to work directly with a local yarnie to develop patterns for their yarns and was over the moon when early in the year I met a very local yarn duo on Twitter, out of all places.
Rivelin (the first pattern designed for The Yarn Garden)
Rivelin mohair scarf pattern by Katya Frankel

 and Cove Bay (again for The Yarn Garden)
Cove Bay shawl pattern by Katya Frankel


 Lil Tamzin
Lil Tamzin girl's cardigan pattern by Katya Frankel

 A cable and mosaic Ravenna Cowl (for Knitscene Winter 2014)
Ravenna mosaic cowl pattern by Katya Frankel for Knitscene Winter 2014
photo © Knitscene/Harper Point
Early in the year Juliet Bernard, with whom I worked previously a couple of times, got in touch inviting me to join the Yarn Stories design team and sent me some of their yet to be dyed yarn samples to try and the rest is history :-)

Junko set (for Yarn Stories)
Junko colourwork hat and fingerless mitten set pattern by Katya Frankel for Yarn Stories

Amelia (for Yarn Stories)
Amelia colourwork raglan sweater pattern by Katya Frankel for Yarn Stories

Then there were a couple of patterns for Jane Austen Knits 2014
Kitty's Chemise
Kitty's Chemise raglan top pattern by Katya Frankel for Jane Austen Knits 2014.

And Catherine's Bonnet
Catherine's Bonnet pattern by Katya Frankel for Jane Austen Knits 2014

There were also three patterns for Autumn Essentials. I am hoping to have 'Autumn Essentials' as a running feature every year.
Autumn Essentials 2014 knitting patterns from Katya Frankel

There were also a couple of patterns that I did for Knit Today and The Knitter, that I don't have any photos of on hand Ack!

And finally Catch (for Yarn Stories) that needs a post of its own to note all its details. I am told this is an outtake but I love this photo so much!
Catch seamless fitted raglan top pattern by Katya Frankel for Yarn Stories

Phew! Here's to a busy new year!

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