Your Top 5 Favorite Patterns from knitscene Winter 2018!

Knitscene Winter 2018 is all about unexpected surprises, with 20 projects that have something a little unusual or sneaky about them. Each project in this issue is a delight with its own quirks that will keep you clicking all winter long. Below are your five favorite knitscene Winter projects, as told by Ravelry. Don’t see your favorite project from the issue here? Hop over to this issue’s Ravelry page and get favoriting!

The Willow Winds Hat from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Amy Gunderson. | Photo by Harper Point Photography.

The Willow Winds Hat from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Amy Gunderson. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

5. Willow Winds Hat by Amy Gunderson

The obvious attraction of the Willow Winds Hat is that it’s two hats in one. Knit the first hat from the crown to the brim in one color and cable stitch pattern, don’t bother binding off, and immediately knit the second hat from the brim to the crown in a different color and stitch pattern. Then, fold the hat into itself and you have two choices of how to wear it. Both patterns are engaging and fun, and since you’re not knitting the same hat twice, you won’t get bored!


The Wiltshire Vest from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Kari-Helene Rane. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

The Wiltshire Vest from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Kari-Helene Rane. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

4. Wiltshire Vest by Kari-Helene Rane

The Wiltshire Vest is a rectangle with holes for sleeves. It’s so simple, but when worn it looks like there is a lot more going on than that. Fringe hang from the sides for a Bohemian look, and cabled side panels make it super cushy. Knit a matching Wiltshire headband to complete your look and to stay warm all winter.

The Wiltshire Headband from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Kari-Helene Rane. | Photo by Harper Point Photography


The Shimla Sweater from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Lana Jois. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

The Shimla Sweater from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Lana Jois. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

3. Shimla Sweater by Lana Jois

This issue’s cover project, the Shimla Sweater, has a straightforward silhouette while combining some attention-grabbing design elements. It’s got a garter stitch base, features four vertical cables, and has cold shoulders. This is a classic example of a sweater that can be dressed up or down, and will undoubtedly prompt conversation.


The Pocono Cocoon from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Heather Zoppetti. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

The Pocono Cocoon from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Heather Zoppetti. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

2. Pocono Cocoon by Heather Zoppetti

The Pocono Cocoon is another project that starts as a rectangle and ends up as so much more. The sides of this lace garment are seamed to create sleeves, and an allover zigzag lace pattern helps give it some movement and layerability. It has a relaxed feel and oversized fit for ultimate winter coziness. The thicker-gauge yarn and larger-sized needles help you knit it up quickly, too.


The Millcroft Shawl from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Kim McBrien Evans. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

The Millcroft Shawl from knitscene Winter 2018, designed by Kim McBrien Evans. | Photo by Harper Point Photography

1. Millcroft Shawl by Kim McBrien Evans

The current favorite project from the issue features five one-of-a-kind colorways from IndigoDragonfly fibers, which is run by the designer. She created these five colors specifically for this project and for Interweave. You can only get the colors for this shawl right now on our website!

Is one of these projects your favorite? What are you knitting from knitscene Winter? Share in the comments below!

Happy winter knitting,
Hannah


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