Top 5 Ravelry Favorites from Interweave Crochet Winter 2018
One of my favorite things to do after an issue comes out is to check Ravelry. I love to see what projects you love and what you’re putting in your queues. And I know we all have different tastes and styles, but I always secretly hope that my personal favorites are your faves, too! So I’m happy to say that we’re all on the same wavelength with Interweave Crochet Winter 2018, because all of the things I favorited are popular with you guys. (Well, ALMOST all—shout out to the Woodcutter’s Vest!) Here are the top 5 projects we’re all jamming on from this issue.
1. Crimson Hooded Cardigan
Unsurprisingly, your #1 favorite from this issue is the Crimson Hooded Cardigan by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby. This incredible cardi is beautiful, practical, and just a little bit whimsical. Stunning cables adorn the front edging and the back, making this piece beautiful from all angles. Plus, the long sleeves include thumb holes, which make any sweater number one in my book!
2. Indulgent Wrap
The unusual, intricate Indulgent Wrap by Alla Koval comes in at #2. The unique silhouette is created by crocheting each strand and then braiding them together. Made in an extrafine Merino wool, this wrap is soft, cozy, and just the thing we all want wrapped around us this winter!
3. Tranquil House Dress
Ditch the T-shirt and yoga pants and lounge around in something a little more glamorous with Natasha Robarge’s Tranquil House Dress. It’s elegant but oh-so-comfortable, with its cotton-cashmere blend yarn and loose but flattering silhouette. Wear it over fleecy leggings for warmth this winter, then ditch the leggings in the spring and summer to wear this piece year-round.
4. Fable Cowl
Our cover girl comes in at a strong #4, and it’s easy to see why. The striking Fable Cowl by Juliette Bezold embraces current crochet trends—chunky yarn, oversized accessories, Tunisian—but still looks timeless. The unique organic texture stitch looks similar to knitted brioche, so if you love that look but don’t want to knit (and you’re up for a challenge), give this cowl a try!
5. Cuddle Up Poncho
Rounding out the top 5 is the Cuddle Up Poncho from Interweave’s own Sara Dudek! This cozy piece is exactly what I want to wear around the house on cold winter days, and apparently a lot of you feel the same way. Worked side to side with basic stitches (the hood is added after the body is complete), this robe is a perfect first garment for new crocheters.
This diverse collection of top projects really showcases both the versatility of crochet and the wide-ranging tastes of our readers. We love seeing what you love, so if you haven’t already, get yourself over to Ravelry and start clicking on those hearts! And if your favorite didn’t make the list, make the case for it in the comments!