Top 5 Interweave Knitting Patterns of All Time!

Opening up back issues of Interweave Knits and knitscene has a nostalgic effect on the reader. Projects and styling from the mid-aughts and earlier can really date the issues from those years, and what may have been trendy then just hasn’t stood the test of time. However, there are plenty of timeless classics in older (and more recent) issues that do exactly that. We turned to Ravelry to find the top five Interweave knitting patterns of all time, according to the people (for the metrics nerds: we sorted by Most Favorites to come up with this list).

5. Dahlia Cardigan, Heather Zoppetti
Interweave Knits Fall 2011

dahlia cardigan

If there’s anyone who can pull off a design with a lace panel centerpiece, it’s Heather Zoppetti. Coming in at the fifth most popular knitting pattern published by Interweave, the Dahlia Cardigan has over 16,200 favorites, over 1500 projects logged, and is in 3900 queues.

4. Central Park Hoodie, Heather Lodinsky
knitscene Fall 2006

central park hoodie

The Central Park Hoodie is an Interweave staple that knitters haven’t stopped going gaga over in eleven years. I come across it constantly, and it’s no wonder why. Actually, the more I look at it the more I want to knit one for myself. This pattern has over 16,700 favorites, 5200 projects logged, and is in over 6100 queues.

3. Koolhaus, Jared Flood
Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2007



Jared Flood is a household name since he has created multitudes of well loved knitting patterns over his career. The Koolhaus hat from the 2007 Knits Gifts SIP has over 19,000 favorites, almost 9000 projects, and is in 5600 queues.

2. Lucy Hat, Carina Spencer
knitscene Winter 2012

lucy hat

The Lucy Hat is a little more recent than the other projects on this list, but it has a classic look and feel that will keep it timeless going into the future. The cloche design is reminiscent of early twentieth century fashion, but the funky colorways can change according to current trends. This project has 23,800 favorites, 2400 projects, and is in 4300 queues.

1. Swallowtail Shawl, Evelyn A. Clark
Interweave Knits Fall 2006

swallowtail shawl

Topping off our list as the most popular Interweave knitting pattern of all time is the Swallowtail Shawl! Originally published eleven years ago, this pattern is forever a mainstay in the knitting world. It has 27,800 favorites on Ravelry, almost 12,000 projects knit, and it’s in 8000 queues! That is crazy!

Did your #1 favorite Interweave knitting pattern show up on this list? If not, which one is your favorite?

Happy Favoriting,

Our Top 5 Knitting Patterns!


One Comment

  1. Linda L at 2:21 pm August 2, 2018

    I’ve knit a couple of Koolhaas hats. I even used the architectural stitch pattern to knit a tote bag.

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