I wanted to stop in and share some of my potential knits for the New Year. (I know I'm a little late but better late than never!) I've got quite a bit of design work I want to focus on in 2019 but I won't let that stop me from working on some of these beautifully designed projects. Without further ado, here are the gorgeous patterns that have been calling my name lately.
From Left to Right starting at the top;
1.) Loose Myself by Marjorie Martin. I've been searching for the perfect boxy top and I think this guy fits the bill. I grabbed a bunch of silk/alpaca Diadem yarn in a pearlescent color at the last KnitPicks sale and I think it'll knit up into the most luxurious sweater ever!
2.) Chunky Cable Wrap by Cora Bowe; My partner has been requesting a small throw for his chilly office for ages. I think this little cabled guy will be nice and cozy draped over the back of his office chair. (Plus it should knit up pretty quickly!)
3.) Tea at Bertrams Socks by Ambrose Smith; These guys are part of her Miss Marple sock collection, which is just wonderful. I want to make them all! But these are my favorite. If I get the chance to make a pair of socks for myself this year, these will be the ones.
4.) Bedford Cowl by Melissa Thomson; I ran across this gem on Instagram and just fell in love. Whether I make it for myself or as a gift, I've gotta make one of these squishy beauties this year.
5.) Rose by Andrea Mowry; I love this sweater, the construction is so unusual and it's a great way to showcase hand dyed gradient yarns. I've got my eye on a few fade kits by Big Sky Yarn Co. on Etsy. But there are so many colors! How will I choose!?
6.) Lacy Shoulders Tee by Heather Storta; I want a whole set of these for Summer. Loose and flowy but also very flattering. This is my ideal T-Shirt shape. I'm thinking a bamboo blend yarn for this guy because I worry the recommended linen yarn will be a bit too scratchy. Any yarn suggestions?
7.) Wheatly Socks by Kerri Blumer; Ok, I might already have these socks on the needles but I haven't had time to work on them for months! It'll almost be like I'm starting them this year (right?) I'm making them in Stroll Tweed in the colorway Dill as a gift for my partner.
8.) Elskling by Dianna Walla; I picked up a few high waisted skirts at the Mod Cloth Sale and I've been trying to figure out what to pair them with. This crop cardigan could be just the thing! (Plus I think I've had this pattern in my Ravelry Library since it was published in 2013) I don't usually wear neutral colors but for this top I might step out of my comfort zone and try one out.
9.) Chrysalis Pullover by Mary Anne Benedetto; Is this not the coolest sweater ever!? Do I need a super bulky sweater in Portland where Winter temps rarely drop below freezing? Maybe not. Am I going to make it anyway? Yes! I can't get enough of those gorgeous cables and the beautiful shaping. Plus, it's very important that I try out this Woolfolk Hygge yarn. (Merino/Alpaca/Silk? Yes pls.)
That's my list!
I know! So many selfish knits! Honestly, I usually end up making myself about one or two items every year but a girl can dream.
If you're not familiar with the Make Nine goal list, I'm pretty sure (correct me if I'm wrong) it originated on Instagram as a hashtag #makenine(insert year here) so people in the maker community could share their creative goals for the New Year and inspire others to do the same.
How far are you into your #makenine journey? Feel free to share what you're currently working on down below!
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