Your Knitting Horoscope for August 2017

Find some great patterns, tools, and ideas for your knitting in August, according to your zodiac sign’s horoscope for the month.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Need some FO inspiration? Look how happy Sarah is with her finished Phyllotaxis Hat! Check out other “FO Friday” posts from Interweave staff.

Suggestion: Sarah’s Finished Object

August is a great time for Leo to reaffirm your priorities and act on them with confidence. It may be time to go through your WIPs and UFOs, put them in order of importance, and get to finishing them one by one (and perhaps scrap the ones that no longer inspire you).

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Embrace your feminine side and shine with confidence in the Puck’s Tunic from Interweave Knits Summer 2017.

Suggestion: Puck’s Tunic

Virgo’s independence is strong this month, and it is a good time to design your life as you see fit. You’ll be equipped to make enhancements in personal beauty and outlook, so use that to your advantage and knit something for yourself that makes you feel beautiful.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

The Ivy League Vest ought to be ambitious enough! Stranded colorwork and steeking? Watch out, world!

Suggestion: Ivy League Vest by Eunny Jang

This month, Libra will have to juggle outer ambitions and domestic matters. Confidence is important in August and the general outlook is positive. Start an ambitious project for yourself, or something for a coworker or loved one who has a birthday coming up.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Don’t fake it: go the extra mile and your finished projects will look better and last longer.

Suggestion: Joni’s Grafting Course

Scorpio’s professional goals take precedence over other things in August. Decide what are your priorities go after them—including well done knits. Give your knits a professional look with snazzy finishing techniques.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Keep your knitting traveling in style in with these a Pendleton project bag.

Suggestion: Pendleton Bag

Traveling and education are in the stars for Sagittarius this month. Get yourself some mobile knitting to take on any personal- or work-related trip, or into a classroom as school starts to help you focus.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Cast on a million mittens!

Suggestion: Knits Gifts 2015

This month will require some juggling and balance from Capricorn. There’s a lot going on, so it’s important to be both assertive and flexible when necessary. If you have started your holiday knitting, it’s okay to jump from project to project and not give 100% focus to one in particular.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

The Yellow Gold Sweater and the Cormac Sweater (shown below) are great candidates for bold projects, but any pattern can be knit up with yellow yarn!

Suggestion: Yellow Gold Sweater and Cormac Sweater

This month, Aquarius should focus on career, especially creative people. Focus on your artistic side and let it help you thrive in your work. Yellow is the color to best inspire creativity, so give some yellow yarn a try!

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Download free projects to knit for charity here, or find a charity to knit for at

Suggestion: Free Pattern Download

Pisces should put others first this month. Haven’t knit something for someone else in a while? Get to clicking for a charity and take pride in using your craft to help others.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Teach someone how to knit a basic garter stitch accessory, like the Rainbow Cowl by Lisa Shroyer, to get them going.

Suggestion: Learn to Knit with Lindsay Jarvis

Now is a good time for Aries to take a break from your own endeavors and help someone else with a project. Help a learning knitter find a beginner project and find joy in seeing them gain confidence in their new craft.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Keep a close watch on your tension with some tips from Karen Frisa in this technical article from knitscene Fall 2017.

Suggestion: knitscene Fall 2017, Karen Frisa’s Article

Keep an eye on your temper this August, Taurus. Gauge tension can greatly be affected by stress, so keep it in check so you don’t end up with a much smaller sweater than you intended.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Incorporate a handmade blanket to your new layout, like the Dots Blanket by Debbie O’Neill.

Suggestion: Dots Blanket, Debbie O’Neill, Gifts 2012

Have you been thinking about redecorating your house? Create some handmade pieces to include in your revamp to add a handmade and homey flair.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Find an array of wedding projects in Interweave Knits Winter 2017, or a handful of baby projects in knitscene Handmade 2016!

Suggestion: Interweave Knits Winter 2017, and knitscene Handmade

There might be a lot of marriages and births happening around Cancer this month. Family get-togethers and parties will add to the emotional well-being of your family. Create something for newlyweds or a brand new baby to enhance those connections.

Your August Knitting Destiny Awaits!

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