January Pattern Roundup

We are already a month into 2017

and while a lot of crazy stuff has happened, a lot of patterns have been published as well. Here are a few highlights.


As always this is not a comprehensive list, so please post some of your favorites in the comments below.


Marnie by Jennifer Wood

Once again, this is a case of styling winning my heart. Cables, cozy yarn, and a flirty skirt? Sign me up! Too bad it is an aran weight sweater making it largely impractical for North Carolina weather.


Baby Beluga by Jessica Anderson

I'll admit, I am partial to unisex kids patterns. There are tons of cute little girl patterns on Ravelry, but finding something designed with little boys in mind is less common. I am already dreaming of knitting up one of these for Pasha in the fall. Maybe in a lovely green?

For the Head

Love Monkey by Valerie Johnson

Continuing my obsession with cables is this gorgeous hat. It's the little pom poms that make this hat for me. I have a yummy skein of DK squirrled away that is just begging to be knit up into this pattern.

For the Neck

Organized Chaos by Sally Cameron

I know multi-colored shawls are everywhere right now, but with good reason. And did you see the name? That should bump it up the list for anyone.

For the Hands

Pasture & Woods 2  by Alicia Plummer

Colorwork mitts are always in season and these have the added bonus of being in worsted weight, which means they should be a pretty quick knit.

For the Feet

Wishing for Snow Socks by Runningyarn Marianne

Marianne wrote in the pattern description that she created these socks after yet another green, snow-less winter. These socks look perfect for those of us who are always dreaming of a white Christmas but never quite get one.


Hearts Hand Warmer by Fiberton Acres

This is a really sweet free pattern if you need a last minute gift (say if your child's teacher has car duty in the mornings), and they actually sell kits so you don't need to worry about any supplies.

Honorable Mention

Nordic Hearts Socks by Randi Hjelm Debes

I don't know what it is about these worsted weight socks that has my heart a-flutter, but they are so sweet. The pattern includes sizing for both women and men, so if your honey has cold feet these would be a fun Valentine's gift.

What new patterns have caught your eye lately?