It’s in the Stars!

Read to Reveal Your Knit Fortune

As yarn lovers, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when we didn’t have least one six projects going at any given time. Knitting, after all, is a passion! But what if it’s more than that – what if it’s something written in the stars?

If you’re a fan of horoscopes (or if you’re

As yarn lovers, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when we didn’t have least one six projects going at any given time. Knitting, after all, is a passion! But what if it’s more than that – what if it’s something written in the stars?

If you’re a fan of horoscopes (or if you’re just a little curious), keep reading to discover your knitting destiny as predicted by the editor of I Like Knitting.

Are you always drawn to reds but never know why? Can you never get enough of light and lacy patterns? The answers to these questions might be closer than you think.

Keep reading to discover your own knitting destiny!

Aries: The Ram

(Mar 21-Apr 19)

This type of knitter is a trailblazer and always willing to try out new techniques. Some would say she’s fearless and not afraid to make mistakes. The Aries knitter will boldly sit on a train and knit to her heart’s content and will ignore onlookers (unless they are particularly interested!). Just like her bold personality, her element is Fire so yarn in the colors red, orange, and yellow speak to her. On a good day, the Aries knitter is unstoppable and will tackle several WIPs at a time. However, she can get ahead of herself and impulsively buy more yarn without a plan. If you are learning how to knit, you can count on an Aries knitter to be encouraging and caring to help you along the way. The Aries secret wish is to be the best knitter which is what drives her to learn and try new techniques. If that new technique is difficult, she will find herself digging her heels and butting her horns against the problem. She’ll tackle supersized projects with energy and a zest for knitting.

Pattern Recommendations

Bonfire Cowl | Wildfire Block Cowl | Graphic Pullover | Super Scarf Pattern

Book and Product Recommendations

Graphic Knits | Giant Knitting Needles | Knitting Counter | 350+ Knitting Tips

Taurus: The Bull

(Apr 20-May 20)

A Taurus knitter is a knitter on a mission to get things done. Her element is Earth which means she is not only down to earth but also enjoys earthly pleasures such as expensive yarn and quality knitting needles. Patient, yet determined, this knitter is dedicated to her craft. She loves the mountains and the great outdoors. Similar to an Aries knitter, she can be stubborn and strive to be the best regardless of the situation. She is careful about the projects she chooses to take on but she’s not a quitter. Persistence is the name of the game whether it’s slow and steady or a ready-to-charge bull. There’s no knitting pattern she can’t tackle and enjoy at the same time. This knitter typically has a standard routine so you can expect her to have a knitting chair, a dedicated knitting time, and a specific type of coffee she drinks while she knits. Sometimes these routines can turn into stagnation so it’s a good idea to change things up every now and then.

Pattern Recommendations

Earth and Sea Shawl | Mountain Retreat Shawl | Lady Rosé Shawl | Adirondack Mountain Socks

Book and Product Recommendations

Charted Mug | Rustic Modern Knits | Alpaca Knit Sweaters | Custom Tags

Gemini: The Twins

(May 21-Jun 20)

The Gemini knitter is vibrant and versatile. Craving social interaction, a Gemini knitter is likely to be involved in a knitting group because she enjoys brainstorming and the company of others. Always searching for her knitting soulmate, she is fascinated by others’ knitting projects and their personal lives. She’s also resourceful and will use her yarn stash to the fullest. Gemini knitters will hop onto the latest knitting trend and pick up fun knitting gadgets to change things up. The element for Gemini is Air so breezy and lightweight knits are some of her favorite pieces. She’s charming and adventurous and tends to have a twinkle in her eye when it comes to knitting and always appreciates some good knitting humor.

Pattern Recommendations

Intertwining Cables Scarf | Breezy Butterfly Shawl | Beaded Orion Scarf | Scenic Route Cardigan

Book and Product Recommendations

Pom Pom Maker | Pencil Roving Yarn | Purl SoHo Line Weight | Warm Days, Cool Knits

Cancer: The Crab

(June 21-July 22)

A Cancer knitter is a connector of people as well as yarn. She is quick to have her knitting buddies over for a get-together especially because she can be a homebody. Careful though, she can love to gossip! Her element is water so she’s drawn to shades of blue when picking her yarn. She loves to take care of friends and family so if you know a Cancer knitter, she’s likely to knit you something special. Symbolized by the crab, her outer shell is tough but she has a vulnerable underside as well. She is sensitive (so you better be appreciative of her knitting gifts!) and clings to the things that make her comfortable. Not fond of change, she sticks to tried and true knitting techniques and knows what works best for her. Also tied to her sensitivity, she is sentimental and nostalgic so she might have a particularly strong inclination to knit vintage designs. She knits with her heart and everyone around her knows it.

Pattern Recommendations

On Island Time Coasters | Breakwater Scarf | Summer Rain Scarf | Romantic Vineyard Top

Book and Product Recommendations

Knit Wear Love | Contemporary Cables | Custom Yarn Bowl | Engraved Bamboo Needles

Leo: The Lion

(July 23-Aug 22)

The Leo knitter is passionate and courageous. She secretly wishes to be the queen of knitting as she reaches for the best yarn and patterns. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, she’s honest and loyal to her friends. Her element is Fire so she is a force to be reckoned with as she is fierce and strong. Being around a Leo knitter will leave you revitalized and excited to knit something new. She uses knitting to express herself so you might find her picking patterns that speak to her personal tastes and interests. She’ll encourage you to do the same as she truly believes putting your heart into your knitting.

Pattern Recommendations

Royal Cabled Pullover | Fiercely Autumn Cowl | Sunrays Shawl | Checkerboard Pullover

Book and Product Recommendations

Made With Love Buttons | Knitterella Stash Bag | Highland Knits | Colorwork Knitting

Virgo: The Virgin

(Aug 23-Sep 22)

The Virgo knitter is the helper and prioritizes the well-being of others. She’ll rally her knitting friends to knit for charity as often as possible. She knows that helping others is the most important thing in life. She’s also eco-conscious so she will try to use natural and sustainable fibers for her knitting projects. This makes sense then that her element is Earth. Resourceful, she will pull together yarn and friends to come up with a plan to help the community by knitting prayer shawls or blankets for the homeless. She’s practical so you won’t find her with fancy or frilly yarns. Knitting is her way to relax as well, and paired with aromatherapy or lavender candles she will breathe a sigh of relief after a hard day. She wishes to be a hero but she knows she has to take care of herself too. Organized, she loves a sturdy yarn organizer and sorting her yarn by color or type. She can be a bit of a perfectionist which can get in the way of getting things done

Pattern Recommendations

Honey Lavender Shawlette | Botanical Bliss Hanging Baskets | Greenhouse Pillow | All You Need is Love Pullover

Product Recommendations

Needle Organizer | Baby Botanitcals | Mango Moon Yarn | Conscious Yarn Shopping

Libra: The Scales

(Sep 23-Oct 22)

Style and grace is the Libra knitter to a T. She appreciates balanced and symmetrical knitting that brings her a sense of harmony. When a Libra knitter compliments your knitting, she will be sincere. She’ll share her favorite knitting tips with you at her favorite coffee shop. She’s a social butterfly with an air of beauty surrounding her and everything she does. However, she can be indecisive and she’ll weigh the scales of what she should or shouldn’t buy in terms of yarn. She will of course tip the scales to her favor every now and then and indulge in the nice yarn or the extra shot of espresso.

Pattern Recommendations

First Frost Shawl | Serene Sips Cardigan | Woven Cobalt Cardi | Cappuccino Cozies

Book and Product Recommendations

Brioche Chic | Stitch Marker Set | Lovely Lacy Knits | Silver Sparkle Mini Skeins

Scorpio: The Scorpion

(Oct 23-Nov 21)

Scorpio knitters are the intense knitters of the bunch. They are passionate about knitting and focused on results. They love one-of-a-kind objects so they are likely to pick up unique yarn and handcrafted knitting accessories. These knitters are a bit more reserved and enjoy knitting alone for the most part. This can make them a bit mysterious but once you befriend a Scorpio knitter she will open up and show you a new side of knitting. She is constantly reinventing herself and refocusing on her knitting to get better and better. She’s a trendsetter and she’ll pull you into her knitting web so get ready.

Pattern Recommendations

Grecian Pillars Top | Macintosh Vest | Auroral Scarf | Tailgating Messy Bun Hat

Book and Product Recommendations

Hand Dyed Merino Wool | Yarn Bowl | The Knit Generation | Knockout Knits

Sagittarius: The Archer

(Nov 22-Dec 21)

If the Sagittarius knitter could travel the world on a whim she would, with knitting needles in hand. You can bet she’s checking flights all the time and making sure that her knitting needles are allowed on board. She dreams big and aims straight just like The Archer which is her symbol. Fire is her element so she’ll be drawn like a flame to flirty and fiery designs. She doesn’t like rules so she’s willing to experiment with her knitting and probably doesn’t make a gauge swatch. Outspoken, she knows what she likes and dislikes so she might not shy away from saying she doesn’t like a certain yarn. She can also bite off more than she can chew with a project so she may need a bit of help from close friends to see the project through. Wise and witty, she’ll be an entertaining addition to your knitting crew.

Pattern Recommendations

Follow Your Arrow Cowl | All in Good Sun Shawl | Arcus Hat | Sunshine Lace Scarf

Book and Product Recommendations

Stick and Soak Tattoos | Knitlandia | No-Sew Knits | Day Tripper Yarn

Capricorn: The Goat

(Dec 22-Jan 19)

A Capricorn knitter is the one who will start a temperature blanket on January 1st and see it all the way through. Long term projects are what she’s admired for and her hardworking devotion to knitting is just the tip of the mountain for her. Planning means gauge swatches, math, measurements, and calculated purchases. Her careful planning may cause her to scoff at you running out of yarn, but that is a sign of her honesty coming through, albeit a bit snobbish. She’s not a quitter though, so she’ll help you find a way to finish that project in no time at all. She’ll plan the simplest and straightest route to get the job done.

Pattern Recommendations

Blue Mountain Pullover | Starry Mountains Afghan | Mountain Air Infinity Scarf | Ice Mountain Pullover

Book and Product Recommendations

Stitch Markets | Woodland Knits | Yarn Bowl | Rainbow Sprinkles Sorbet Mini Skein

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

(Jan 20-Feb 18)

Innovation is the Aquarius knitter’s specialty and her energy can be felt all around her. Though her symbol is The Water Bearer, her element is Air so picture ocean breezes and total freedom. She’s a born teacher so you can count on her to share her knitting wisdom with others. Her experimental side may draw her to plan an unusual event like yarn bombing the local park or centering around a community charity in need by bringing people together. When stressed, she can come off as desperate but only because she wants others to be as passionate about knitting as her. She may have trouble being emotionally connected to most people and thinks of the bigger picture most of the time.

Pattern Recommendations

Caribbean Waves Tank Top | Flipping Your Fins Shawl | Caribbean Cables Scarf | Ocean Spray Shawl

Book and Product Recommendations

Mini Knitted Ocean | Knitting Rugs | Marblz Double Pointed Needles | Lorna’s Laces

Pisces: The Fish

(Feb 19-Mar 20)

Just call a Pisces knitter the dreamer of the knitting world. There is seemingly nothing this knitter can’t dream up and accomplish. The world is her oyster and sometimes her imagination can cause her to be out of touch with reality. Not to worry, she will find her way even if she is swimming upstream. She’ll want to escape to her favorite places to knit and avoid large crowds. She’ll draw you in much like a siren and you’ll be mesmerized by her calm and quick knitting. She’s an energetic old soul who will take a vintage pattern and revitalize it with romantic flair. Don’t give her a deadline though, she knits on her own terms and it’s very much about the process of knitting and not just the outcome. Inspiring knitters everywhere, she is the magical knitter you’ll want to befriend.

Pattern Recommendations

Cinetico Cowl | Blue Meadow Cardigan | Shimmering Mermaid Sarong | Head Over Fins Blanket

Book and Product Recommendations

Frabjous Fibers | Baah Yarns | Free Spirit Knits | Knitting Wizardry

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