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Friday Pattern Spotlight: Cables and Colorwork Love, Even a Giveaway !

Courtesy of Stephannie Tallent

Two months ago I had the honor of introducing you to The Wild West Volume I: Patterns Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, Geology & History of Arizona, a collection of designs by Stephannie Tallent.  Today, I want to share The Wild West Volume II: Cables and The Wild West Volume III: Stranded .

I am a big fan of Stephannie’s designs for many reasons but in particular I love how detailed her patterns are, the clarity of her charts and her designs lately have been saying “be still my heart”.  If you haven’t had a chance to see all of Stephannie’s designs, I do encourage you to take a peek at her Ravelry shop and I think you may fall in love with a few of her creations as well!

As always, Stephannie provides a wide range of sizes for her garments, detailed charts for both the cable collection and the stranded collection, and written instructions, along with charts for the cable stitch designs,  for  Sedona and Tucson.

The Wild West Volume II: Cables features a collection of five gorgeous cable projects. I have to say I love the entire collection but I am rather partial to Slide Rock, a cabled top down sock design, and Sedona, a vest that features a fantastic cable design for the back and a matching single cable down each side in the front.  Other designs include Tucson, Jackalope and Oak Creek.

Slide Rock – photo courtesy of Stephannie Tallent (Adam Murray)

Sedona – photo courtesy of Stephannie Tallent (Adam Murray)

The Wild West Volume III: Stranded features a collection of four stranded projects, the Organ Pipe BeanieOrgan Pipe MittsRingtail Hat and the Ringtail Mitts.  I love them all but for me simplicity is best, especially since I’ve not tried stranded work yet, so my favorite is the Ringtail Mitts.

Ringtail Mitts – Photo courtesy of Stephannie Tallent (Adam Murray) 


Photos courtesy of Stephannie Tallent (Adam Murray)
Photos courtesy of Stephannie Tallent (Adam Murray) 

About the Designer:  Stephannie Tallent is the author of California Revival Knits and Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock. She lives in Hermosa Beach, California with her husband Dave, dog Rigel, and cats Meggie and Cali.  You can find Stephannie online at SunSet Cats, Ravelry as StephCat and be sure to join her Ravelry Group, Sunset Cat Designs.   Her designs can be found online at RavelryKnit Picks, or on Patternfish.

Because I love Stephannie’s designs so much, I would love to gift a single design to one lucky blog reader.  The rules are simple,  visit Stephannie’s Ravelry Design Page, choose a favorite pattern and then come back to  leave a comment letting me know the design you love and why.  If you are on Ravelry, please include your Raverly ID.

This giveaway is open to all and will end next Friday, June 6th at 6:00pm, Arizona Time.  The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and I will gift the pattern of choice to the lucky winner.

Disclaimer:  The designs have been provided to me for review and the opinions are of my own words.

Thank you for entering ~ this giveaway is now closed!

17 thoughts on “Friday Pattern Spotlight: Cables and Colorwork Love, Even a Giveaway !

  1. I really like the Ringtail Mitts and Oak Creek. When I started reading this post I didn't recognize Stephannie Tallent's name, but when I went to her Ravelry page, I recognized her – I knitted her lovely Rafter's pattern earlier this year. It is one of my favorite sweaters!
    Thank you, Tina, for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. Have a great weekend!

    Edit: Added for Debbie – Forgot to add – warbler01 on


  2. Tina, I too love the Ringtail Mitts. I've never done stranded work and thought these might be simple enough for this beginner!! Thanks for providing a chance to win this pattern.


  3. It's hard to decide on one pattern… but if one has to be, that's Beachcomber Vest, because i'd like to try cables and the project size is not too big :)
    my ravelry ID is ItWasJudith
    Thank you :)


  4. Hard to pick just one pattern, but today the Rafters cardigan is calling to me.
    Edit: added for Sheila – Oops, forgot to add SheilaOKeefe on Rav


  5. I love sock knitting, and Fringe Socks is an amazing patterns I'd love to try. I know she imagines a Persian carpet, but I can see KD Lang wearing these with a cowboy hat and mid-length skirt!


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