Knitscene’s Top Knitting Patterns from 2018

Knitscene’s published quite a few patterns in 2018 but a handful really stand out. Here are the most popular knitting patterns from each issue of knitscene published in 2018! Did your favorite make the list?

Medleys Shawl by Heather Zoppetti

The Medleys Shawl is just that—a medley of colors and stitch patterns that keep the hands and eyes interested and excited from cast-on to wearing. Knitted with ever-so-soft lambswool and cashmere yarn, it’s worked in a modular fashion from both ends toward the center. Two triangles join the halves, and the final few stitches come together in the three-needle bind-off.

Millcroft Shawl by Kim McBrien Evans

The Millcroft Shawl is an asymmetrical shawl knit with garter- and stockinette-stitch rows and featuring five original Indigodragonfly colorways. It’s worked back and forth from a side point to the opposite side edge.

Rachel Koon, our managing editor, is knitting the Millcroft Shawl right now! “I can wrap up in it while I’m lounging at home, bundle up with it under a coat when I’m out for a walk, and wear it as a statement piece when I’m out with friends,” she says. “It’s a striking accessory people will definitely want to know more about.”

Agatha Shawl by Mone Dräger

The Agatha Shawl incorporates two stitch patterns: a zigzag motif across the side edge and small motif “spots” throughout the main striped garter-stitch pattern. Slipped stitches create the fun border and the body is worked in garter stitch. A slip-stitch pattern adds pizzazz and knitting intrigue to the garter section.

Boardwalk Top by Irina Anikeeva

The Boardwalk Top is a classy, modest tank top with a garter-stitch base and a subtle diagonal lace feature. Pair it with a relaxed summer pant and feel confidently elegant at an evening concert or soirée.

The body is worked in the round in one piece to the underarms, then the upper front and back are worked separately back and forth. You’ll love knitting this piece all the more with Shibui Knits Drift—a delicate and luxurious yarn made from extrafine merino and cashmere.

Provence Wrap Sweater by Karin Wilmoth

Designed to wear during or after yoga practice or while lounging at home, the Provence Wrap Sweater’s unique stitch pattern gives it a thermal quality while the wool-cotton–blend yarn keeps it lightweight.

This pullover is worked back and forth from the top down in separate pieces and seamed.

Do you agree with the list? Which projects make your top 5?

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