I Want to Knit

I have made several I Want To Knit lists before and it seems like each time it gets longer and longer. So many beautiful patterns and inspiring yarns and colorways…and only so much time to knit. This year’s list will repeat some from previous years. I’ve destashed a lot of yarn over the last five years and in focusing on what I truly treasure, I also try to apply that to the patterns I want to knit. If I already have yarn in my possession for a pattern, I’ve mentioned the brand and colorway.


Working on Alternatives to Ravelry

My apologies for the inaccessibility of links here. This list is long and every link goes to Ravelry because a consistent alternative has yet to arise. Unfortunately, my feeble advice is to copy the pattern name or designer to search in Google. I originally tried to link to each designer’s website and non-NuRav pattern sales portal, but like me most have been relying solely on Ravelry and are likely still building alternatives. Very much that I put all my eggs in one basket and am now scrambling to remedy that error in judgment. I realised I’d rather post with all NuRav links than some of each and risk mislabelling and causing harm. When a consistent alternative is available, I will update this post.

In setting up my own alternative (LoveCrafts in progress, Shopify coming), I struggle with lack of childcare, limited budget, and little to no spare time. Accessibility IS a priority. I am applying my spare time and energy into importing my patterns to LoveCrafts. Once this is done, I will create a Shopify portal. I’m putting Shopify off a little longer because the monthly expense is more than my monthly average income from pattern sales. I’m really hoping to see that increase when I release the individual patterns from my latest book, Ultraviolet Knits (blog post link), to make Shopify not a financial strain. Because I don’t want to create it then not be able to afford to sustain it.


Sweaters I Want to Knit

Nuuk  – knit with Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran (duck egg)
Pink Onyx  – knit with Araucania Pomaire Multy (Sorbet)
Cozy Bolero – knit with Lion Brand Hometown USA (Daytona)
Aine  – knit with Sirdar Crofter DK (yoke) and solid coordinating color (body)

Ingenue  – knit with a tweed effect DK I’ve had for ages

Confetti Wrap Cardi  – knit with Plucky Knitter Primo Sport (vert)

Shawls I Want to Knit

Oranjestad Shawl by Lavanya Patricella – knit with Uschitita Merino Singles
Seven Generations Shawl – knit with Dublin Dye and Smudge Yarns
Kirkja Shawl  – knit with La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (powder graffiti)
Te Manawakura Shawl – knit with Knit Picks Stroll hand painted (Budgie)
Exhale  – knit with Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure SW (Magenta/Red)
Gaoth  – knit with Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Twin (Pitahaya)
Georgian Heights  – knit with Townhouse Yarns Grafton 4ply (Glacier)
Mylio  – knit with Dye Ninja Wool/Silk DK

Cowls I Want to Knit

Letterpress  – knit with Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran (Sun)
Cupid’s Arrow Cowl  – knit with Aran weight scraps and partial skeins

Piece of Cake Cowl  – knit with Spud & Chloë Sweater Worsted

Fenn’s Quay  (from her book Knitting with Rainbows)

Mittens & Gloves I Want to Knit

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