Is anyone else compiling a list of projects they'd like to knit over the New Year? I doubt I'll be able to get to all these beauties but here's a little preview of what I'd like to create this year;
#1.) Illas Cies by Anne Hanson:
Photo by David Whitfield
I plan to make this lovely sweater as a gift for a friend. I have the perfect yarn in mind for this guy; a Sport Weight Baby Alpaca in the colorway Aurora Heather.
#2.) #205 Two Way Wrap Cardigan by SweaterBabe:
Photo by SweaterBabe
I'm obsessed with this Sweater! KnitPicks just came out with this delightful natural Alpaca yarn and I had to find the coziest pattern ever to try it out on. I got the yarn in a magical snowy white and I can't wait to cast this puppy on. (PS. I love SweaterBabe patterns, they're well written and great to work with.)
#3.) Moonlight Garden by Melody Hoffmann:
Photo by allidaniele on Ravelry
I've been eyeing this half circle shawl since it popped up on Melody Hoffmann's Instagram. It just looks so cozy. I love the combination of textures and the generous size. I don't have a yarn set aside for this project yet but I'm sure I'll know the right yarn when I see it.
#4.) Zinone by Andi Satterlund:
Photo by Andi Satterlund
I think this lovely top (the one on the Left) will be my porch knitting project this Summer. I've got a few skeins of fingering weight yarn squirreled away that could be perfect for this top.
#5.) Mae by Andrea Mowry:
Photo by Andrea Mowry
I love the shape of this top. It's a V-neck in the front and the back and just long enough to wear with leggings. I think this guy will be a perfect transitional garment. (Plus the broken stockinette takes me back to my first couple years of knitting when I thought that broken and regular stockinette were the same thing. Whoops!)
#6.) Fair Isle Flower Sock by Candice DeWitt:
Photo by KatieB663 on Ravelry
I picked out this pattern about 3 years ago and still haven't gotten around to it! I have the perfect glitter yarns picked out; Knitpicks Stroll Glimmer (which it looks like they no longer carry!) in white and turquoise. I don't have a lot of experience with Fair Isle so we'll see how it goes! My plan is to work on these around Christmas time because festive glitter times+festive glitter socks seems like a fitting combination.
#7.) Gillam by Kate Gagnon Osborn:
Photo by Kelbourne Woolens+Amanda Stevenson Lupke
As soon as I finished the Mazzy Cardigan last year for a friend, I totally fell in love with KnitPicks Swish yarn. It's Superwash Merino Wool and it's ridiculously soft. I picked up a dozen skeins of pumpkin orange at the last KnitPicks sale and it's destined to turn into this cabled sweater.
#8.) Paraphernalia by Taina Anttila
Photo by Taina Anttila
This cabled sock pattern is too cozy not to make! I'm thinking a fuzzy tweed or one of the magical Fierce Fibers yarns I got for my Birthday last year.
#9.) Iris by Melody Hoffman;
Photo by Melody Hoffman
This kimono is so simple and elegant, I want a whole closet full of them. This is another project I don't have yarn picked out for yet but I'm thinking of going full on goth with some black sparkle yarn!
In all honesty, I probably won't get to most of these because personal knitting always takes a back burner to commissioned knitting, but I can dream! I already have commissions piling up and a big 'ol batch of yarn to dye up for the Etsy Shop! It's gonna be another busy, crafty year!
Make sure to add your projects to the #makenine2018 hashtag on Instagram so everyone can follow along on your craftastic journeys too!
I hope I've filled you with knitting inspiration!
Thanks for reading!
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