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The Best of 2021 Knitting Collection

Our Top 25 patterns from the last year — full of color and creativity!

Sweaters, ponchos, pullovers, beanies, and more. They’re all on our list of the best patterns from this year. How many of them did you make?

Dear Knitter,

Well, it’s been a year, hasn’t it? With so much of life in flux, it was a relief to have the familiarity of needles, yarn, and something to create. Knitting is more than a craft — it’s a way to center ourselves; a way to express our creativity; a way to shake off some of the day-to-day stress, one row at a time. From beginners through experts, we’re happy to have been able to share new patterns and techniques to knitters of all skill levels.

These “Best of” collections are always fun to put together, and this one was especially interesting. We gathered up the fan favorites, and created a collection for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re new to knitting or you can knit in your sleep, there’s something here for you to make for yourself, for friends, for family. This collection includes everything from weekend projects to easy beginner patterns to more challenging designs.

When we were done sorting things out, we discovered we had a few themes in this year’s Best of 2021 Knitting Patterns:

  • New Neutrals: Bold doesn’t always mean bright colors.
  • Fair Isle Faves: Cozy, traditional, and on trend!
  • Hello Yellow: Happy color, from tanks to sweaters.
  • Cozy Accessories: Reversible knits, interesting colorwork, and more.
  • Shades of Lavender: Stunning shades, gorgeous stitches.
  • Sunset Hues: Echoing the shades of sunset year-round.
  • Into the Blue: Highlighting versatile patterns in softer shades.

The 25 designs you’ll find in Best of 2021 Knitting Patterns are the most popular patterns we’ve featured this year. Whether you’re new to knitting or your yarn stashes have stashes, we’re happy to have you here. We hope you enjoy the Best of 2021 Knitting Patterns from I Like Knitting.

 

The Haven Colorblock Pullover will become a summer staple for you with its bold blocks of neutral colors and just a touch of lace. Knit this with 100 percent pima cotton to make a lovely, loose-fitting, textured top that’s perfect for the beach, the backyard, and beyond. You’ll love the effortless drape of this top for a stylish look on warm days with just a bit of a breeze.

Get some bold color blocking for colder weather with the Mindy Reversible Beanie. Perfect for beginning knitters and experts alike, this is a perfect weekend project.. The beanie starts with a provisional cast on and you knit it in the round. By the time you’re done, you will have two hats in one! So pick your contrasting colors for a fun beanie to match your mood!

The Isla Cardigan is rich with lovely, lacey textures that transform this basic garment from practical to impressive! This cardigan is light and breezy, comfortable and stylish! With its overall lace pattern, this long, kimono-style cardigan is easy to dress up or down, depending on your day.

Two rectangles sewn together never look so good! You can have the Raven Plaid Poncho ready to wear in just two weekends. Make your primary background color black or white, or customize it with your own color combinations. Any way you make it, it will come out cozy and comfortable!

The Mystic Mountains Scarf is an easy weekend project you’ll want to wear as soon as it’s off your needles. Knit in a bias garter stitch, this eye-catching color block scarf is one of our favorite types of projects — it looks way more complicated to make than it really is! Get into the zigzag zone with simple short rows, increases, and decreases. You can customize this scarf to have it your way, and it works well with virtually any yarn, especially gradient yarn (one of our favorites!).

Take your cardigan game up to the next level with the Rory Cardigan. A simple texture gives this cardigan a fun twist, while a cropped length gives it a modern edge — this is clearly not your grandmother’s sweater! Bold buttons set off a classic rib stitched border to make this sweater feel like an instant classic.

The Best of 2021 Knitting Patterns collection is a wonderful way to end this year and start next year. Each one of these designs is a winner on its own, but together? This is a powerhouse of the most amazing new designs from 2021.

This collection has something for everyone. From the Blooming Lace Sweater that you can dress up or down to the Crazy Daisy Cowl with its bold design and warming double layers, you’ll find something colorful and creative to make. The Maren Leaves Tee features a lovely lacey pattern across the shoulders — the perfect summer sweater. Or make the Cora Cabled Tank for a bold sweater statement!

Each one of the patterns in I Like Knitting comes with everything you need to finish your project:

  • A full list of all the yarns and tools you’ll need
  • Row by row instructions
  • Special stitch instructions
  • Pattern notes
  • Detailed, full-color photography

The most popular knitting patterns of the year are all here in the Best Knitting Patterns of 2021. Don’t miss out on this collection! And if you’re still craving more creative projects ideas, you have immediate access to our complete library of more than 700 patterns, expert tips and tutorials, along with many more special collections, including The Knit Mitten Collection, The One-Skein Knitting Collection, The Vintage nits Collections and The Knit Hat Collection. It’s all yours with your membership in the I Like Knitting Gold Club.

We’ve had a great year of fabulous knitting patterns. Which project will you cast on first?

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Happy knitting,

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Caitlin Eaton
Editor, I Like Knitting Magazine

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