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3 Knitting Trends to Try

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I’m looking for new knitting skills to learn this year, and it just so happens that some of the most popular knitting patterns this year involve techniques that will be new to me. I’m still looking for the perfect pattern for each skill, but here are the three I want to try:

1. Fair Isle. Bynightcreations on Instagram has a beautiful fair isle sweater she is making with a rainbow gradiant yarn for the color. I love it!!

2. Brioche Stitch. This stitch is made of two colors of yarn, making a 3D stripe of sorts. This pattern by Charlotte Lee is the perfect example.

3. Socks. This one isn’t new to the knitting world, but it seems that everyone is back to knitting socks and that is one thing I’ve never successfully made before. (The one pair I tried to knit worked…kind of. They were waaay too big to wear). This pattern by Sister Mountain looks like a good one to start with.

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8 Comments

  1. Brioche is on my list of things to learn this year too. You’ll LOVE having hand knit socks that fit properly. There’s just nothing better. One tip for knitting them – a tight gauge is best for socks. Helps them not wear out as quickly.

    1. admin

      Thanks for the tip! I haven’t heard that one yet. I did hear that in Europe they use thread along with the yarn when they knit up the heel to help them last as well.

  2. Kym

    I love your stripes!

    1. admin

      Me too! It’s inspiration for the pair I plan to make. I’ll be posting my take on these soon 🙂

  3. I’m not the least bit interested in socks but I do want to knit mitts. And I think I am knitting that same color work sweater but I’m only using two colors.

    1. admin

      Mitts! I’ve been tempted to try those as well…Can’t wait to see how your sweater turns out 🙂

    1. admin

      I love what she has to say – thanks for the link!

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