A Year’s Worth of Knitting

With the year’s end drawing close, I thought it’d be a hoot to look back over all the projects I’ve completed this year and put up a list for you, complete with links.

If you missed the crochet version, well, you can just open up that page and check that out here.

But this page is all about the knitting.

I sometimes feel like a weirdo, but I love both knitting and crocheting equally. They’re good for different things.

Personally, I crochet when I’m in the mood for: Speed (like blankets, rugs), structure (like a hat with a brim or that isn’t floppy), small, shaped things like ornaments or doilies or coasters or baskets ( I just personally find them easier).

I knit when I want: Ribbing (like the edge of sleeves or hat brims), a softer fabric (like floppy hats or flowy sweaters), a challenge (I learned to knit as an adult so it always remains more difficult to me than crochet, which I learned before I was 10).

Just generalizations and personal preferences.

Anyhoo. Back to my year of knitting. I’ll provide the blog post, page link or pattern link below so have fun clicking through if you want to make anything!

How to Arm Knit a Scarf – trendy and fun and cool to learn just for kicks!

arm-knitting-video-picture

Hat Most Likely to Succeed – not my pattern, but WOW, so popular on pinterest! It’s long been one of my most pinned pins. The hubby wears it all the time.

knitted hat pattern for guys

Baby Sophisticate Sweater – my little great-nephew, Grayson, sporting the sweater I made him… what a cutie patootie.

grayson-sweater

Lavender Ice Cream Socks – hands down one of the most popular shades EVER. I was dyeing this colorway until I was blue. I’d list another 100 skeins and they’d sell. I’d list another 100 and they’d sell. I thought we would never satiate the desire. We’ll be bringing this color back for sure! I didn’t write a blog post about these, but you can find the pattern here on Ravelry, called Hermione’s Everyday Socks.

hermione's everyday socks on ravelry

Robin Hood Hat – so fun. I discovered Audible about the time I began this hat and it’s great to listen to an audiobook while you knit. Makes the time flyyyyy.

how to knit a hat

Traveling Cardigan – we moved across the country this year! Best decision ever. This is the project that kept me company throughout the month-long trip and beyond.

blue hand knitted cardigan chandi

Man-Approved Cabled Hat pattern – when my sexy beast of a hubby asked for a fashionable cabled hat, this is what I whipped out for him. This is one of those crazy popular patterns.

cable knitted hat pattern for men

A Hug for Your Head knitted hat pattern – so supah snuggly.

hug-for-your-head-2

Gradient Sea Scarf – oh how I love this. You use solids to create a faux gradient effect. Oh the possibilities!

gradient-sea-scarf-7

Free Band of Butterflies Knitted Beret – pretty darn simple, with a ring of butterfly stitches flitting around the crown. Advanced beginners could totally do this.

free knitted hat pattern

 

And this… THING. It was originally intended to be a hood. Then a hooded cowl. Then a reversible hooded scarf. It ended up being a… thingggg. It’s now sitting in my craft room awaiting its inevitable fate of frogging. Rip it. Rip it, I say.

knitted hooded scarf oopsy project

Annnddd I made a few more items that I either didn’t take pictures of or haven’t blogged about yet. So be looking for those come the new year.

So.

Was that it?

Seems like I made a whole lot more.

Please comment and let me know about how many projects you’ve made this year and your favorite ones! I love to read comments.

Have a grand day…and head on over to the crochet post if you like.

Chandi

10 Comments

  1. Linda Marie Finn December 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    I wish I could knit better, I love to crochet… Great Job !
    Linda

  2. Janice McDermott December 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    how on earth do you find the time to run your business

  3. Andrea December 31, 2014 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Made your man approved cable hat for my boyfriend for Christmas. He has barely taken it off since I have it to him. Lots of requests to make more for both men and women. Thanks for such a great pattern and for all the inspiration!

  4. Kammy December 31, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I was trying to count how many projects I’ve made. I too, like you, crochet and knit. Been crocheting since I was around 8 and just learned knitting the past couple of years. Knitting is my thing right now, I’ve been enjoying making baby dresses and sweaters, plus stuffed animals. Did a crocheted pirate for my grandson and knitted bears for my twin granddaughter and grandson. In my things to do is a shawl (will be my first knitted one) with the beautiful yarn I got from you. I also have yarn for a sweater for my mom. I also want to finish a baby and full size afghan this year (both are knitted). I’ve made many wash cloths in between the full size projects, they are my quick go to when I have to wait in doctors offices, ect. It is great that we all can share our projects and ideas – I have found that crocheter’s and knitters are the nicest people around. Thank you for your inspiration Chandi and I wish you a healthy and prosperous new year.

  5. Kathryn Houseman Lobert December 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I am humbled just to know you! I have not done that much and I did not even have to dye my own yarn! (Thanks for doing that, by the way. I think I rearrange my stash so often because I just like to look at the yarn!)
    Happy New Year!!!!!

  6. Abbie Sanderson December 31, 2014 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Lovely work, all of it. I envy your knitting speed and wish that I would have learned Continental vs. English! I just didn’t know any better in the beginning and I’m afraid to retrain my brain at this poing. lol

    I got around a dozen project done this year. I had a long dry spell and then in my limited knitting time, I conquered two big fears: colorwork and socks. Now they’re my two favorite things!

  7. Steve January 3, 2015 at 2:10 am - Reply

    I think I have a huge crush on you.

  8. Cryssi Jeffries January 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I just learned to knit in December. So far I’ve made a scarf and I’m working on a headband now. I’m hooked…..well, needled! My first thing to try is your gradient scarf. My mom has been begging me for that for months and I kept saying, “I don’t know how to knit!” Not true anymore, my friend. All inspired by YOU! I kept trying to knit and I just couldn’t get the hang of normal knitting. Then, you posted a video on facebook of you working on something and it didn’t look like normal knitting to me. I read the comments and you mentioned that you knit continental. “What the heck is that?” I thought….googled it and attempted it and ALAS! For an avid crocheter, I realized this was totally the way to go. So yet again, you have inspired and ignited my creative juices. Brava, friend! 🙂

  9. Stephanie A. Buter March 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Chandi – I just looked at your year’s worth of knitted projects. WOW! I’m so in love with every one!!!!! If only I had the time and the money to buy more of your beautiful yarns! I could order every time you post!

    Keep doing your beautiful projects. You have wonderful color sense and I always love your pattern selections from Ravelry. Congrats on loving your move to North Carolina – your’re in God’s country down there!

  10. Eleni April 9, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    I love this e-book!The only problem for me is that I’m not so good in reiadng english/american knitting-terms. Alltough with the videos I can learn everythin I se :-)I’ve had it since the release and have already learnt alot.I’m sorry that my english isn’t so good, but I think you understand me ;-)Thank You! from the north of Sweden,Ingela Tampio living in Kiruna

Leave A Comment