I’ve been seeing a lot of those Best Nine posts on Instagram where you share your top liked posts of the year. My best nine included things I knit and my family.
So I started to think about what are the best nine things I made this year? This year was a big knitting year for me. I knit A LOT. And I learned a lot and did a ton of major sweater knitting. This year my knitting stats included:
- 24 sweaters (this includes 14 quarter length or longer sleeves, 10 tees/tanks/short sleeved sweaters)
- 10 baby sweaters
- 4 blankets
- 3 hats
- 1 dog sweater
- 1 tie
- 1 scarf
I really fell in love with sweater knitting this year and did my first bottom up and seamed sweaters. I’ve still got a ton of yarn in my stash and 3 new baby girls on the way this year so I’ve definitely got a list of things I’ll be knitting in the new year. Since it’s still a slow holiday week I’m going to break up my top 9 favorite projects into 3 posts and you will get to see a few things I’ve yet to do FO posts about! So here are my 9, 8 and 7 ranked (ranked purely on my enjoyment and learning process) things that I loved making this year.
9. Green Garter Raglan Sweater
I will do a full FO post about this project next week but this was my 24th sweater this year. I finished it just in time to wear on Christmas day. I love the color, the fit and the pattern. It just made me so happy to wear it on Christmas day.
8. Carter’s Cardigan
Two things I love with baby knits – when parents have bright and colorful color palettes or when they give me the freedom to make up whatever color palette I want. I loved this super bright coral, purple and lavender cardigan. It was just the absolute sweetest for a tiny little girl.
7. Earl Grey Latte
My oldest sister has a lot of demands when it comes to what I make her and I’m pleased to say I hit it out of the park with her sweater for Christmas this year. Now we’re just waiting for the temps to get cooler!! I’m also excited because I bought the kids version of this pattern and Maddie will be getting a bright coral one in January. A FO post about this one next week too!
So what’s in your top/favorite/best nine this year? What other projects do you think I’ve picked? I’ll share 6, 5 and 4 on Wednesday.