Planning for 2018

I’ve knit a lot of stuff this year (a wrap up will come at the end of the month) but I’m never finished working on my skills or plotting out what will come next. I thought I’d share some of things things I want to knit in 2018 for myself.

Equation cardigan
Equation cardigan via Ravelry

I have had the Equation cardigan in my queue for a while now. I even bought gorgeous green Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn specifically for this project…and then used it for my Angelina pullover. Oops! This time around I bought some lovely magenta Cascade 220 Superwash with this project in mind and to replace a magenta cardigan I’ve worn forever but definitely need to replace.

Comfort Fade Cardigan
Comfort Fade Cardigan via Ravelry

I have already bundled together the yarn in my stash to make the Comfort Fade cardigan. I plan on doing it in bright peach and pink shades and I cannot wait to cast this one on. This will be a perfect piece to wear from winter into spring and to throw on with any and everything in my closet. I think all the color has me the most excited.

Gneiss image via Ravelry
Gneiss via Ravelry

I’ve already talked about my want to make Gneiss and dip my toe into colorwork. This has to get made and I’ve already bundled together a wonderful color palette of teals and blue for this sweater.

Sunset Highway via Ravelry
Sunset Highway via Ravelry

I’m sure you’ve seen the Sunset Highway sweater all over Instagram. This is a pattern that will make me step out of my comfort zone. It is knit with fingering weight yarn AND has colorwork. This might be my biggest challenge for 2018.

Tamarack via Ravelry

Tamarack is one that I see as another staple and can almost be a transitional jacket for spring. Of course I don’t want to do this in a neutral. I plan on knitting this up in a stash of bright hot pink!

Gabrielle via Ravelry

And last but not least, Gabrielle. I was interested in the summer linen weight version but didn’t want to hold two strands together, so I was excited when I saw this release. I’ve got some Berroco Vintage in my stash that might make this a nice cozy layering piece for the winter.
And a bonus pattern…

Anniversaire via Ravelry

I’ve been in love with Anniversaire since I saw it on the cover of Pom Pom Quarterly. I just don’t know if I want to do that many cables! But I could always make this a pick up whenever I need a break project throughout the year. We shall see…

So this is on my 2018 knitting list, what are you planning to make for 2018?

17 Replies to “Planning for 2018”

  1. Wow! Love the pattern choices. Some are also on my list. I suspended work on Angelina to do some quick knits for gifting.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting

  2. So much good stuff!!!! Anniversaire might now be messing with the carefully laid knitting plans in my head. Doh!!

    1. Well if you knit Anniversaire I’ll droll over yours because I just don’t know if I want to tackle that many cables.

  3. Gah!! Gabrielle is so stunning!! I need to knit that. :). I’ve got 3 worsted sweaters ne one fingering weight sweater planned. Better crack on!

    1. I feel like a fingering weight sweater would take me forever, but I have a couple that I really want to knit.

  4. Great choices. I know you will knock each one out of the ballpark and put your own twist on every one. I’m looking forward to unwrapping my Christmas yarn on the 25th and getting started on my Flax.

  5. I like your pattern choices-especially Gabrielle. I just finished buying it off Rav along with the Belfast Hoodie & Odetta Cardi. I don’t usually plan out what I’m going to make for the coming year but I think these 3 patterns need to be high on my to-do list. Happy knitting and Merry Christmas!

    1. I plan…and then something else catches my eye and I make that. Hence how the yarn for Equation went into my Angelina as soon as I saw that pattern LOL And Merry Christmas to you too!

  6. Wow! Some pretty neat projects on the horizon! You’re going to be as busy in 2018 as you were in 2017 🙂

  7. What a great list. Anniversaire and Gabrielle have just found their way onto my Ravelry queue. 🤫
    Have a wonderful New Year!

    1. I think Gabrielle might be first, I’ve got to travel soon and it will be an engaging knit. Happy New Year to you as well!

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