It’s hard to believe the New Year is here! As I’m writing this from my home (where I’ve been working remotely since early 2020), I’m unable to recall the last 12 months in detail. Time felt strange last year – blurry and undefined like a painted canvas smeared with rain. But I do remember the good moments: time spent with family after months apart and evenings at home crocheting gifts for friends and family. And with 2022 finally here, it’s time to get excited at all the new opportunities that come along with a fresh start. New yarns to try, new projects to freshen up your wardrobe and plenty of opportunities to get inspired.
Start off your New Year with a list of patterns you can’t wait to start knitting. Let me introduce the February 2022 issue of I Like Knitting. Begin by knitting the staple pieces featured in our New Year Must Haves section. The Everleigh Fisherman’s Rib Sweater (featured on the cover) is a breathtaking design that’s seamless, made with a classic two-color fisherman’s rib and can be worn inside out if desired. Also in this section is a basic split-collar turtleneck, an ultra-cozy cabled cardigan featuring columns of seed stitch and a fisherman’s rib scarf that’s perfect for men and women alike.
Next, gear up for warmer weather with our Spring Beginnings section featuring bright pieces that are ideal for that awkward shift in seasons. My personal favorite is the light and airy Lillee Boatneck Sweater with scalloped edging and slipped stitches resulting in a lighter pullover that still provides some warmth.
Plus, get ready for Valentine’s Day with the creative gift ideas in our Be Our Galentine section. From intricate socks with a secret love message to personalized key chains and ultra soft mittens, we hope you find inspiration in each one of these clever pieces.
Worked in the round bottom-up and seamless, this is an infinitely versatile piece that can be worn inside out. The two-color simple fisherman’s rib with beautiful raglan shaping makes Everleigh an ideal entry into fisherman's rib garments. Read More
An ethereal oversize semi-cropped, balloon-sleeve sweater perfect to wear alone or combined with an underneath top. Elora mixes two different fibers (silk and mohair) in the same color palette to create this airy and delicate feeling. This sweater will look amazing combined with a casual dress, a more sophisticated pencil skirt or with your favorite pair of jeans. Read More
What could be sweeter than sending a love letter? Perhaps these Love Letter Socks! A pleasing pattern overall, you’ll see little envelopes upon closer inspection and some are opened with little heart letters peeping out. Knit in sock weight yarn in the stranded colorwork technique each sock is knit top down with an afterthought heel. It uses two high contrast colors and a pop of color for the heart squares, “love” band, heels and toes. What colors will you use to profess your love? Read More
- Valentine’s Day Themed Knitting Products
- New Knitting Books for Winter 2022
New Year Must-Haves
- Seren Split Turtleneck Sweater
- Helena Cable Cardigan
- Caley Fisherman’s Rib Scarf
- Thalia Cardigan
- Alanna Shadow Stripe Cardigan
- Ella Pullover
- Lillee Boatneck Sweater
Be Our Galentine
- Be Mine Turtleneck Sweater
- Maci Pocket Skirt
- Heart of Hearts Mittens
- Beaded Initial Keychain
- Chloe Chenille Scarf