The Best Knitting Patterns of 2017

Knitting is inspiring. Knitting is innovative. And yes, knitting is addictive. But more than ever this year, we decided that knitting is FUN. Thanks to the talented designers for I Like Knitting, 2017 was hands down the best time we’ve ever had creating each issue. Over the course of 6 new issues this year, we explored trends and styles in never-before-seen ways and drew inspiration from top fashion and vintage flair. It seemed nearly impossible to narrow down to just 50 designs to highlight since each design is hand-picked and well-liked by all. So here’s to the new designers, the innovative designers, and the seasoned designers—and all the outstanding designs they created this year. Welcome to I Like Knitting’s best patterns of 2017!

Ace Accessories

When you need a quick knit, these are the little projects that will get you through!

Espresso-ly Made for You Coffee Cozies by Karen Fletcher

Cappuccino Cozies by Miranda Jollie

Crowd Goes Wild Wrist Warmers by Ashlee Lackovic

Queen of the Ice Mittens by Melissa Metzbower

Silver Mist Knit Fingerless Mitts by Tian Connaughton


Awesome Afghans (+ Best Baskets)

Is knitting an afghan on your list for 2018? Take a look at the top 3 patterns and check out the cute little baskets too!

Richmond Graphic Blanket by Brenda Castiel

Cupcake Party Afghan by Rosann Fleischauer

Peter Rabbit Pillow + Blanket Set by Vikki Bird

Lime Wedge Trinket Baskets by Miranda Jollie


Chief Cardigans

These cardigans can be dressed up or dressed down for a variety of looks.

Blue Meadow Cardigan by Alexis Di Gregorio

Afternoon Coffee Cardigan by Amy Gunderson

Cherry Sweet Cropped Cardi by Deepika

Agave Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke

Belle Cardigan by Linda Gäßler

Lovely Day Jacket by Diane Zangl


Supreme Scarves + Coolest Cowls

Oh how we love a good scarf pattern! We’ve got lacy scarves and bulky cowls that rose to the top of the list. Take a look!

Warm Weather Whimsy Scarf by Diane Zangl

England Awaits Scarf by Lana Jois

Summer Rain Scarf by Mesha McMullen

Lotus Cowl by Deepika

Café Cowl Set by Linda Browning

Follow Your Arrow Cowl by Megi Burcl

Cactus Cowl by Quenna Lee

Mountain Air Infinity Scarf by Linda Riley

Boccioli Infinity Scarf by Paola Albergamo


Super Shawls

Gotta love a good shawl pattern! Several of shawls from the You’re a Gem: Birthstone Shawl Series made it to the top!

Shawl You’ll Ever Need by Heidi Gustad

Golden Ginkgo Shawl by Jayalakshmi M H

Opal Shawl by Nazanin Fard

Garnet Wrap by Tania Richter

Alexandrite Shawl by Penny Schumers

Mountain Retreat Shawl by Quenna Lee

First Frost Shawl by Rachel McKinney

Fine Feather Shawl by Tania Richter

Mint for You Shrug by Paola Albergamo


Superb Socks

Keep those toes toasty with these knitting patterns for socks!

Cranberry Harvest Socks by Penny Schumers

Marshmallow Cream Knit Socks by Renée Kies

Leaf Socks by Vikki Bird

Twisted Peppermint Slippers by Heidi Gustad


Smashing Sweaters + Terrific Tops

This year, playful tops and sophisticated sweaters made the list. Unique design elements like elbow patches and split hems make these designs stand out in a crowd.

Aspen Sweater by Amanda Saladin

Pistachio Pullover by Kristen TenDyke

Tangerine Zest Pullover by Linda Gäßler

River Valley Tunic by Nadya Stallings

Knit in a Splash Pullover by Olya Bagi

Fan Favorite Knit Sweater by Paola Albergamo

Travel Bug Top by Diane Zangl

Knit’s a Party Top by Olya Bagi

Ivory Roses Tank by Rosann Fleischauer


And there you have it folks! If you like what you see be sure to consider subscribing to our magazine if you haven’t already. You’ll get access to ALL of the top 50 patterns above AND our entire archive of patterns (over 500+ patterns!).

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Happy New Year everyone! Cheers to a successful 2017 and to an exciting 2018!

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