Your Knitting Horoscope for June 2017
Hannah’s back with her maker take on your monthly horoscope. What’ll it be this month? A cowl to work, or a cardigan? Lace, or brioche? Check it out!
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
It’s okay to focus on something outside of work this month. Things are going well for you—use that to your advantage and relax. Knit something that makes you feel great and that you genuinely enjoy creating.
Suggested pattern: Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti, Interweave Knits Fall 2011
A beautiful and interesting cardigan with a touch of lace makes for gratifying and enjoyable knitting.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
This month is all about learning. Slow down and take a step back if you’ve gotten ahead of yourself—there is always a lesson to be learned. Be confident that your patience and hard work will pay off.
Suggested pattern: Shetland Shawl by Rebecca Blair, Interweave Knits Holiday 2016
Throw yourself into some intense lace knitting and level up. You can do it!
Leo (July 23–August 22)
It’s time for brainstorming! Your creative energies are high and great ideas are gushing out of you. If you haven’t designed any patterns before but have been considering it, now is the time to make your vaulted ideas a reality. If you have designed before, now is the time to get work on a project that’s been brewing.
Suggested pattern: Hanshi Wrap by Beatrice Perron Dahlen, knitscene Fall 2016
Check out Beatrice’s amazing designer collection in knitscene Fall 2016 and get inspired!
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
June is a good month for Virgo to let loose a little and not worry so much. Don’t get careless, and stay engaged with others while maintaining a positive attitude, but don’t be too hard on yourself either. Knit something fun and beautiful that makes you happy and doesn’t stress you out.
Suggested pattern: Beech Leaf Shawl by Joan Forgione, Interweave Knits Spring 2015
Knit along with Hannah, a Virgo, who is knitting this in June. She is having a blast with the fun and relaxing pattern! Stay tuned for her post about her FO.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Friendship is in focus this month for Libra. Plan a knit night and make a point to invite a new knitter in addition to the regulars.
Suggest pattern: Textured Shawl by Stefanie Bold, knit.wear Fall/Winter 2013
Get the newbie going with a beginner pattern!
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Harness your inner analyst, Scorpio. It’s a good time to to evaluate if you are happy where you are or if you need a change. Stuck in a knitting rut? Learn a new technique and try out a pattern that requires its use.
Suggested product: Interweave Knits Summer 2017
Caption: Check out Larissa Gibson’s three-part series on tubular cast-ons in Interweave Knits Winter, Spring, and Summer 2017 and use it in any project for a clean, professional-looking edge.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Ask questions and really listen to the answers—from yourself and others. Be an open-minded and willing student and you will grow.
Suggested pattern: Whitfield Cardigan by Amanda Bell, Interweave Knits Winter 2016
Try on some intense Fair Isle colorwork and steeking on for size—you might love it!
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
You are communicating well this month and people are attracted to that. Avoid flakes and stick with people and projects that show evident promise.
Suggested pattern: Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky, knitscene Fall 2006
A surefire winner!
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
You have a lot going on this month, and may not even have time to focus on your knitting. If you need something going on the needles, choose something that requires low concentration. Use it to recenter yourself if things get a little crazy.
Suggested pattern: Mottled Mitts by Stefanie Bold, Love of Knitting Summer 2017
A lovely little simple pair of mitts so your knitting doesn’t become stagnant in the midst of chaos.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Kick up your feet, binge-watch your favorite show, and cast on for some solid knitflixing this month. Knit something easy and enjoyable in order to mitigate tinking while you catch up on the freshest episodes.
Suggested pattern: Alameda Cowl by Jocelyn Tunney, knitscene Fall 2011
Cute, timeless, and simple!
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Communication is key for creating connections in June, Aries. Go ahead, talk about your knitting! Whether that means in one-on-one settings or on a particular platform. Open up about what you love about your particular project and craft in general.
Suggested pattern: Chevron Vest by Molly Convoy, Love of Knitting Spring 2016
Make a bold statement with your knitting!
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
You might be feeling scattered and overwhelmed. This might be a good opportunity to look at things with a fresh perspective, and if there is a certain pattern or technique that you’ve been struggling with, it might be time to tackle it head on and master it.
Suggested pattern: Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke, knitscene Fall 2015
Miles of brioche will help you master this technique!
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