What to knit next?

I’m wrapping up my current knitting projects this week, and that means it’s time to plan some new ones! I try to get my swatch and numbers sorted out before I finish my current project so I can avoid not having anything on my needles. It doesn’t always work out that way, but that’s why I have my backup granny square blanket to work on.


It’s still cold here, but I’ve got spring knits on my mind. This past weekend was Madrona, and I picked up this skein of Sincere Sheep Equity Fingering in Aegean. Apparently I haven’t completely satisfied my mint green craving! This skein is going to turn into a pair of delightfully impractical,  light, lacy gloves. The big skein of orange yarn is Miss Babs Yowza, and it’s going to become a cropped cardigan with short sleeves and some simple eyelets. I just need to decide if I want to do a keyhole on the back or an interesting waist detail. The keyhole is kind of winning because I haven’t done that before, but I need to take a look at my wardrobe and make sure that a keyhole won’t limit my styling options too much. It looks like I’ve got some decisions to make.






5 responses to “What to knit next?”

  1. What a great idea to swatch before you finish your last project!! I always get so cranky between projects (sewing mostly, but knitting too now that I’ve started it), and that would be a big help. I’ll give it a go!

  2. Sounds like you have some great projects lined up. I like the idea of specific skeins just waiting to be made in to a certain thing- like Barbara Hepworth and her stone!

  3. Constance

    Lace gloves are so pretty and ladylike. I can’t wait to see the finished product. The keyhole back to the cardigan sounds like a really pretty and fun detail.

  4. Siobhan

    Oooo, I love both of these colours. I don’t think a keyhole would be too limiting, as either a bare back or a nice shirt underneath would look good. Now I’m imagining short puff sleeves with a tiny keyhole at the end…maybe an i-cord finish…
    Can’t wait to see your finished items!

  5. such a sweet problem to have. planning is my favourite thing to do!

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