Jen’s 2015 Year End Knit Review

When I was thinking back on how my year in knitting went, I remembered it a bit differently than it actually went. Somehow this past year has seemed to pass at lightning speed, and yet last January seems so far away. Generally I’m a bit of an overly productive person, meaning I feel like I need to be productive at all times, and I mean all times. Even when we’re watching a movie I like to have a project to work on. Well one of the perils of this mindset is even when you’ve knit 2.5 sweaters (one that you designed from scratch and had to knit twice), 2 pairs of socks, 4 hats, and a pair of gloves that actually took 4 gloves to perfect you still look back and think, hmmm…is that all I knit?

A few of these projects I haven’t photographed, like the hats & gloves, but here’s a look back at my projects from this year that made it to the blog.

Jen's 2015 Year End Knit Review

Stone Lake Sweater
Original PostRavelry Link
Pattern: My Own
Yarn: Purl Soho Line Weight

Jen's 2015 Year End Knit Review

Whitewash Socks
Original Post | Ravelry Post
Pattern: BFF by Cookie A
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Jen's 2015 Year End Knit Review

Lucinda
Original Post | Ravelry Post
Pattern: Lucinda by Madder
Yarn: The Fibre Company Acadia

Jen's 2015 Year End Knit Review

Optic Socks
Original Post | Ravelry Post
Pattern: BFF by Cookie A
Yarn: Madelinetosh Sock

Next year knit plans include working on my fair isle game, finally knitting the Ondawa I’ve been too cabled out to knit since I finished my Stonecutter, some kind of scarf or cowl, and lots more socks! I’m sure more things will weave in and out of the queue, but that’s what I’m thinking at the moment.

If you’re a knitter, how was your year of knitting? Have anything planned for next year already?

15 replies on “Jen’s 2015 Year End Knit Review

    • Jen

      There were only 2 gloves that didn’t fit, I knit 3 gloves, not three pairs and the third glove is one of the finished pair, so that’s only two extra gloves. I unraveled one mitten to become the mitten caps of the gloves that fit. The other was just unravelled into a ball of yarn to become something else in the future. They didn’t fit right since I was in the process of developing the pattern so there was no point in keeping them.

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  • Francis

    Inspired by your Lucinda, I am about a third way done. I have stopped to knit a couple of baby sweaters for presents. I never knit baby things before and they knit up a lot quiicker than the ones for me. I plan more sweaters and socks. I have bought yarn for more projects than is possible to knit in a year but i will give it my best. One of the best things about knitting is that you can knit while you watch tv or ride in the car. That doesn’t work with a sewing machine.

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  • rillafree

    Love your self designed sweater! I have rediscovered knitting this year I feel and am knitting my first ever shawl (which feels ever so mature). Need to finish my jumper, but am tempted to try that sock pattern featured in this post. Attractive design!

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  • Elaine

    Sincere stash busting!! Several shawls, cowls, hats are all tucked away waiting for cold weather to finally hit Chicago. It.will.happen!! Currently I have more than half a very large blanket done (Heirloom Throw Pattern) Brown Sheep and Full O’ Sheep wool. Sweaters for next year along with some pencil skirts.
    Your post is so enjoyable and your work is beautiful.

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  • Kaylee

    My year of knitting has been incredible, thanks!
    Obviously yours has too!! I love your stone lake sweater !!♡♡
    For me It’s definitely been the year of the sweater. I think I’ve knit the equivalent of about five or six adult size sweaters! A couple of baby sweaters too! There might be a hat & a scarf in there somewhere as well…
    You’ve been a huge sock inspiration to me this year yourself! I’ll do something about it 2016!

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  • Jo

    It’s great to see knitting interspersed into your sewing. Your projects with the MadTosh optic (or similar) colour ways inspired me to get some while in Portland last month. Fingerless mitts to keep my wrists warm are in order… Though the UK winter seems to be on hold.

    My year in knitting started with the best intentions of knitting up twelve projects in twelve months. I’ve started twelve, but will no way finish them, since two of the unfinished projects are sweaters. I managed to knit more yardage than last year, which is good, as well as a Nuvem (notorious for taking about a mile of yarn – check them out on Ravelry), which is my crowning achievement this year. It makes an amazing shawl and scarf for travelling, and makes for a great travel project since it’s mindless… Perfect for movies too.

    Have a great Christmas, and it’ll be great to see what your not-idle hands produce over the break.

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  • Bella

    I’m so in love with your Stonelake sweater. Such a great twist on a classic. I’d really like to knit Lucinda next year, but I’m working on a Diode hat right now…. Very much inspired by your stylish versions! I can totally relate to the productive-at-all-times mindset. It’s a blessing and a curse!

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  • Chloe

    Oh, I had to laugh at myself a little – my knitting of the year consisted of one short-sleeved sweater! But it was my first foray into colour work, so I’m ok with that. Oh, and a mini-cowl for a gift. It’s actually more like a turtleneck, but without the rest of the sweater! So not nearly as productive as you. But I’ve enjoyed it all the same!

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  • Meg White

    I had to comment, since I’m knitting as I read this. Though it was a very low knitting year for me (having recently taken up sewing), I still knocked out several sweaters (how many… maybe 4? And several more in progress) and more accessories than I can recall. I hear you on the need to be productive! I’m never not knitting :). I just love seeing knitting show up more and more in the sewing blogs I admire. You do beautiful work, Jen!

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  • Katie

    Love all your knits! Gorgeous palette. The Ondawa is a mission but huge fun to knit. I’ve done the sleeves and the back, and am about a quarter of the way up the front – those front and back pieces are HUGE. The cable pattern is divine though, and I love the way it travels up from the bottom rib. I haven’t been as excited about finishing a jumper in ages. Was a bit gutted to have to put it down to do all the Christmas knitting, but thankfully that’s all done now and I’m back on track!

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  • Marie

    I owe you a huge thank you as your optic socks inspired me to finally crack the knitting nut this year! I’ve tried to learn previously but never had the patience to stick at it but I’m now 3 hats and 2 pairs of mittens in and finally ready for socks. Hurrah! Have a wonderful Christmas x

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  • Đelila

    I like all your knits this year but your Stone Lake sweater is really something specijal. I discovered your blog several months ago and I am so happy for that. I wish you happy holidays and more great knits!

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