Hannah’s Top 10 Patterns of 2016

Another year is on the brink of becoming a memory, and the natural reflection of the year passed is nigh. I took a look back at the Interweave Knitting team issues of the year—all Interweave Knits, knitscene, and Love of Knitting publications—to pick my favorites from 2016. So, not in order of preference but rather in the order of publication, here are my top 10 patterns from 2016!


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1.Chachani Hat

Andrea Rangel
knitscene Spring 2016
Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering

What a fun little beanie! I love the dark color, double-thick brim, and spiral texture pattern. For one skein of yarn, this little hat packs a punch.

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2. Slippery Slope Socks

General Hogbuffer
Interweave Knits Spring 2016
Schoppel-Wolle Admiral 4-Ply and Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball® Crazy

This sock pattern uses slip stitches to create a meandering pattern with the contrast yarn. The ball of variegated yarn makes the two socks slightly different from one another, yet they are a clear match. So cute!

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3. Eyelet Tank

Kristen TenDyke
Love of Knitting Summer 2016
Stacy Charles Fine Yarns Nina

I like the basic shape and simple pattern of this tank top. And it seems like something I could easily incorporate into my wardrobe (in a color other than pink—I don’t think I own a single pink article of clothing!).

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4. Edora Cowl

Yoko Johnson
knitscene Handmade 2016
The Fibre Co. Road to China Lace

The interesting shape of the Edora Cowl is what gets me coming back to it. It’s nice and wide on one side and super narrow on the other, for optimum doubling-up action. The lace pattern and teeny fringe are also fun and playful.

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5. Rosa Wrap

Anne Podlesak
Interweave Knits Summer 2016
Dream in Color Classy

I think what I like about the Rosa Wrap is the size, the zigzags, and the color that editor Meghan chose for the sample in the issue. It has a fun, boho-chic flair to it.

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6. Embossed Leaves Pullover

Rebecca Blair
Love of Knitting Fall 2016
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Green sweaters are my favorite! This simple sweater has a leaf motif along the yoke and the body is in simple reverse stockinette stitch.

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7. Augusta Cardigan

Kephren Pritchett
Interweave Knits Fall 2016
Woolfolk Far

This cardigan is cozy and scrumptious! It’s probably the softest thing I’ve ever felt. The cables look more advanced than what I am used to, but if I can get my hands on that yarn I might yet make this sweater for myself in that beautiful Parchment colorway.
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8. Banquet Sweater

Kiri-FitzGerald Hillier
knitscene Winter 2016
Madelinetosh Tosh DK

This is the only project on this list I actually made this year! The off-the-shoulder neck is a super fun feature that is made simply with short-rows. Try a tubular bind-off at the cuffs and body hem for a more finished look and extra-stretchy ends!

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9. Remington Street Tunic

Andrea Babb
knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

This tunic is so much fun! I love how long and cozy it is, and the triangular cut out of the back is super cool!

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10. Chatham Pullover

Emma Welford
Wool Studio 2016
Mrs. Crosby Hat Box

The second I saw this sweater I fell in love with it. I want to make it so badly! I love how it flows. I hope this is in my list of FOs by the end of 2017.


Well, there you have it, those are my top ten knitting patterns of 2016. What were your favorites from 2016?

Happy New Year Knitting!

—Hannah


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