Just for fun I decided to check out the most popular patterns published this year on Ravelry. If you’re looking for something to make with yarn you got for Christmas or Hanukkah or to get a jump on your New Year’s resolution to use that great yarn already in your stash, you might want to check some of these out!
Note: I don’t know what “most popular” is based on, because there’s something to it other than number of projects made. But searching most popular and published this year, this is the order they are found in.
- Waiting for Rain shawl by Sylvia McFadden from the Shawl Joy ebook, C$7.50, 2,125 projects
- Talisman Shawl by Helen Stewart, part of the Shawl Society ebook, £14.40 for six patterns, 1,072 projects
- Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson, $5, 1,433 projects
- Building Blocks Shawl by Stephen West, $6.50, 2,521 projects
- Pussyhat Project by Kat Coyle, free, 1,501 projects
- SlipStripeSpiral socks by Mylene Pijpers, AU$4.50 (free at the time of this writing), 1,138 projects
- Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart, £4.45 (or free if you join her shawl workshop email list), 991 projects
- Pure Joy shawl by Joji Locatelli, $5, 989 projects
- Close to You shawl by Justyna Lorkowska, free, 939 projects
- On the Spice Market shawl by Melanie Berg, €5.20 EUR, 1,146 projects
Interesting notes: seven out of these 10 most popular patterns are shawls. Two are socks and one is a hat that makes a political statement. Two are free projects (two others are at the time of this writing, too). And two are by the same designer.
Have you knit any of these projects? Or queued them? I got the SlipStripeSpiral pattern and will probably make it as my next pair of socks. And I already had my eye on Building Blocks, but I think a lot of these are gorgeous and definitely worth your time. What do you think?
[Photos via Ravelry.]