If you didn’t guess from my “Crafty Coding: Hello World!” post, I really love knitting.
In the past year, I’ve met a wonderful group of knitting friends and joined a knitting circle. Going to a yarn shop to knit with friends enabled me to buy enough yarn to make a plethora of projects.
I made three sweaters, five pairs of socks, one pair of shorts, one shawl, one bag, and one bonnet for a total of 12 completed projects!
2022 was the year of garments. I made more wearable items than ever before and reaped the benefits of a cozy me-made wardrobe for the winter. A hand-knit wool sweater certainly keeps the warmth in!
My most worn items were my Sweater no. 9 by My Favourite Things and my Petty Harbour Socks by Rayna Curtis. I knitted these projects early in the year so I was able to use them the most throughout the seasons.
Each and every pattern I knitted this year is fantastic and I would recommend any from this list if you are interested in giving one a shot.
Without further adieu, here are the knits!
- Sweater no. 9 by My Favourite Things
- Petty Harbour Socks by Rayna Curtis
- Cumulus Tee by PetiteKnit
- April Cardigan by PetiteKnit
- Cozy Set Shorts by Sonata Pileckaite
- Cosmic Latte Socks by Shannon Bisceglia
- Jessica’s Halloween Socks by Shannon Bisceglia
- Backbone Shawl by Caleb Holyfield
- Spruce Socks by Kaitlin Barthold
- Cromulent Socks by Lauren Rad
- Honey Clutch by PetiteKnit
- Lace Hat by Pernille Larsen
Honey Clutch by PetiteKnit
In October I frogged my unfinished Bindle Bag by Ozetta (a very beautiful pattern but I just wasn’t feeling it) to make my Honey Clutch by Petite Knit.
This pattern was certainly a challenge as most PetiteKnit patterns are. I learned new skills like honeycomb brioche and double knitting.
I used Berroco Aerial in the colorway ivory held together with Cascade Yarns Aegean Tweed in the colorway cream. I really love the fabric this combination produced and would buy enough to make a sweater if my local yarn shop ever got it back in stock!
Check out my project: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/thelectory/honey-clutch
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honey-clutch
Spruce Socks by Kaitlin Barthold
In September I made my Spruce Socks by Kaitlin Barthold. I had this pattern saved on my Pinterest for years before I found the perfect yarn to finally give it a shot.
I used Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in the colorway “Popeyes Delight”. It is a fingering-weight yarn made up of 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon.
I prefer the 75:25 ratio of superwash wool to nylon for socks as it gives them a soft, lux feel without sacrificing the stability of the sock. (They are going to be worn on my feet after all!)
It is a beautifully simple pattern. The socks are basic for the most part, but the tree motif around the leg adds just enough intrigue for it to be interesting. The simple slipstitch trees elevate the socks (and somehow manage to not feel Christmassy)
Check out my project: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/thelectory/spruce-socks
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spruce-socks