Inspired by Karie and Jen, a little look back at my year in knitting! All of my patterns are available in my Ravelry shop.

This year, TWENTY THREE of my designs were published, and there are more that will be revealed next year! Holy moly. No wonder I’m tired – if I ever complain about not being productive enough, kick me will ya?

This was the first year I’ve really done a lot of projects with yarn companies, and even a magazine. At the beginning of the year I decided it was high time I pushed a little harder with third party submissions, and I think it paid off quite nicely. I’ve had a lovely time working with Mari and Stef at Stitchcraft Marketing to hook up with yarn companies looking for patterns.

With Harrisville Designs, I released the Westley Cardigan (keep an eye out for a KAL in the new year – once gift knitting is all done!) and a trio of accessory patterns for their new TURBINE bulky: Corrugated Rib Hat, Purl Dot Mittens, and Waving Rib Scarf.

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With Feel Good Yarn Company, I designed their first 3 sweaters! Bellwood and Ayden are worked in SilverSpun Sport, and Claremont in SilverSpun Sock (check out this one from Wendy Knits!). Yarn kits are available at a discount!

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More patterns from companies I haven’t worked with before! Cobbled Wrap and Scarf with Solitude Wool, Odyssey Cowl with Bijou Basin Ranch and Motley Hat and Mitts with Louet North America!

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A little bit of magazine work: Rail Yard (free on Knitty!) and one that I haven’t shown here before and just came out, an Infinity Scarf in the new Fall/Winter 2015 Noro Magazine.

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On the self-publishing side, I did my very first Knitalong! There were prizes and everything. I worked up a Just Enough Ruffles Light in a fun Mountain Colours gradient set.

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And although it took me a little longer than I anticipated, I also released a collection of wrap sweaters (and a cowl) this fall, titled Edgewood.

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That isn’t quite everything, but it’s enough! My patterns are all available in my Ravelry shop. I already have 6 deadline projects lined up for the next few months, so 2016 is shaping up to be pretty busy!

Are you done your holiday knitting? I sort of am, with one project currently on the needles for a post-holidays gift (not too fussed about the deadline). Plus I have a lot of knitting that I’d like to accomplish on holiday vacation – I always think I can warp time to knit ALL THE THINGS even if it’s just a few days!

Thank you all so much for reading, visiting and knitting my patterns! I am so grateful for all your support. Happy (and Knitterly) Holidays and New Year!

4 Responses to “2015 Knitting in Review”

  1. Diane Fuller

    Happy Holidays to you, Laura! I love your designs and your blog. Hope your 2016 is great.

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  2. Jane

    23 patterns!? That’s amazing! What a productive 2015 for you, so much hard work! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & New Year’s, pal.

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