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In this new year I wanted to reflect on the knitting projects I completed in 2016. I'm kind of surprised that I only finished 10 knits but I think I did a bit more spinning than I have in the past. And I also started dyeing yarn so it's not like I haven't been getting my fill of fiber. :)
Favorite Knit Gift: Autumn Leaves Cardigan
I knit this little cardigan for my cousin's baby. I got a special treat when we received their Christmas card in the mail and Moriah was wearing the cardigan in their family photo! Oftentimes I knit baby gifts and then never get to see the little one wearing them.
Hardest Knit: Christmas Stocking for Christian
My husband's mom's side of the family is from Norway so I wanted to knit Christian a stocking that reflected his ancestry and love of nature. I modified/redesigned some elements of the Henrik chart from the book Scandinavian Christmas Stockings. I charted my design out in Illustrator to make it easier to follow. Getting the name to turn out was the hardest part and I had to design/knit that section twice before I liked it.
Most Worn Knit: Heartwood Cape
Terrible photo of me but I really love this knit. In fact, if you look back at my other "most worn knits" they are all ponchos/capes. Must be those cold Wisconsin winters! Honestly, wearing this is like being wrapped up in a cozy blanket but you don't have to worry about it falling off your shoulders. The only problem is that it doesn't really fit under a coat so you either have to take it off or bunch it up around your neck so you can get your arm in the sleeve of your coat.
What did you knit in 2016 that you are most proud of? I would love to hear!