In 2011, Knitty published over 120 really fab patterns. There were patterns for every season, for every skill level, every occasion.
Although we love them all, we had our favourites, and you did, too…
Jeny’s beautiful, unbelievable, amazing, fascinating and challenging Double HeelixÂ is one of the most popular designs we published this year. We love that our knitters were up for the challenge!
The very wearable and easy to knit Amiga cardiÂ from Mags Kandis was immensely popular, and we love all the interpretations in different types of yarn.
The very elegant, clever and also very practical Commuter mitts were a big hit.
The Escargot hatÂ hit quickly and hard, not just with those knitting for themselves, but with knitters looking for gifts for their most chic friends and family members. One intrepid knitter had two knitted within a few days of the issue going live.
The Java socks created a ton of buzz! A great design that works just as well for men and women, cleverly constructed, and fun to knit. What more do you need?
The prize for the fastest to the needles and the fastest FOs goes to Pretty Twisted. It’s a brilliant idea, brilliantly executed! Who hasn’t got leftover sock yarn? And we’re all looking for a fun and fast way to show it off.
The fantabulous and stunningÂ Oranje cardigan caused a sensation when the Surprise went live…
The Make Up Your Mind TankÂ is that rare and wonderful thing: a brilliant summer knit. Ideal to knit in the summer, and also ideal to wear in the summer. Our knitters agreed.
The Fallberry Fingerless Mitts are classic Anne Hanson, bite-sized for quick and easy knitting.
Kate’s personal favourite pattern, hands-down, is Franklin’s interpretation of the Victorian doll’s outfit from Weldon’s Practical Knitter – part 1 here, part 2 here. There are many words you can use to describe it, but “practical” has to be just about the last.