5 Knitting Patterns You’ll Love from 2018
Behind the pages of every Interweave magazine is a team of knitting geeks hoping you’ll love every project as much as we do! After each release, we wait with bated breath to see which knitting patterns will rise to the top as knitters fill up their queues on Ravelry and mark their favorites.
I personally think it’s even more interesting to look a few months later and see which projects knitters like you actually made the most. With the release of our 2018 digital collections for Interweave Knits and knitscene, I decided the time was ripe to check which five Interweave knitting patterns were our most-made of the year.
Check out the cream of the crop from a year of wonderful designs, and see if there might be room in your queue for a few of these patterns.
5. Arizona Tee by Amy Gunderson
This is one of those delightful garments that’s much less difficult than it looks. That’s not to say it isn’t time-consuming—that’s a lot of lace to knit on small needles!—but the geometric nature of the lace charts and the simple shaping make it more a labor of endurance than a test of knitting prowess.
4. Provence Wrap Sweater by Karin Wilmoth
This sweater has such an unusual construction, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular knitting patterns from the year! Two front pieces cross for a little added warmth and a lot of visual interest. Once you have the thermal-like stitch pattern under your fingers, you’ll find it a very meditative knit!
3. Cube Socks by Mone Dräger
These socks are a real treat, not only because of how cute they are, but because they’ll also teach you a really clever intarsia-in-the-round technique that you can use again and again. Plus, you won’t have any floats to snag your toes—the bane of sock-knitters who love colorwork!
2. Prescott Pullover by Linda Marveng
One glance is never enough when it comes to the Prescott Pullover. Those gorgeous, intertwining cables just beg to be unvented and deciphered! But the cables aren’t the only element making this design a stand-out! The fit is super flattering and the mock turtleneck is trendy, comfy, and warm!
1. Grand Forks Pullover by Cheryl Chow
When it comes to knitting fashion, 2018 was the year of the circular yoke pullover. They were everywhere at Rhinebeck, and designers clearly had them on the brain for this winter issue. The Grand Forks Pullover led the pack, with its subdued yet striking colorway and beautiful, unusual motifs. Corrugated ribbing at wrists and hem further elevate a stunning design.
All five of these patterns were already in my personal queue, but writing this post has inspired me to bump the Provence Wrap Sweater up to the top. I’m a sucker for a great textured fabric!
If these projects caught your eye, I encourage you to check out the other knitting patterns from the issues and see whether the 2018 Interweave Knits or knitscene digital collections are worthwhile for you. You save about $3 per issue when you get all four from the year together, which adds up to getting more than one issue for free. Truly a steal!
Did you see your favorite knitting patterns from 2018 in this list? Let us know in the comments which designs or issues you think really stood out last year.
Yours in Stitches,
All photos by Harper Point Photography
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