Stephanie Sobey-Jones is a Hertfordshire-based knitwear designer who picked up her first pair of knitting needles at the age of 4.
While graduating from the Royal Academy of Music and enjoying a successful career in the audio technology industry for over 20 years, Stephanie has also retained a lifelong passion for hand knitting. The former professional ‘cellist worked for an Edinburgh-based knitwear design company for over 15 years as a freelance pattern writer/knitter on projects for leading designers and fashion brands. She has also produced bespoke knitwear for independent clients.
In 2013, Stephanie become one of a team of designers invited to work with Todds Hand Knits (a division of Robert Todd & Son, Carlisle) on a series of original pattern designs and knitting kits for the company’s new collection of hand knitting yarns. These have been exclusively manufactured by leading Italian spinner Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia.
In 2014, Stephanie was invited to work on the Warrior Collection of garments that launched the Tengri label. She is now working on the company’s latest collections as a designer, pattern writer and hand knitting specialist.
Stephanie is also working as a pattern writer and knitter on a range of other projects.