Top 10 Summer Knitting Patterns of 2018

The 10 Best Knitting Projects of Summer 2018

Summer has come to a close, but the knitting season is just getting started. Here’s a rundown of the most popular projects on everyones’ needles.

Shawls and cowls took a backseat this summer. In the past few years, those projects always took the top spots. Not this year.

Let’s take a look at what knitters like you were making all summer long!

The most popular patterns on everyone’s needles were loaded with texture. Check out the top three projects: two stitch-block baby blanket patterns and a diamond-stitch cardigan. It wasn’t your plain old boring beach-chair knitting. Knitters wanted interesting and they found it in the form of fun knitting and purling variations.

  1. SknitsB Wee Baby Blocks Stitch Sampler Blanket Pattern in Big Bad Wool Weepaca Yarn

  2. Songbird Cardigan Knitting Pattern in Erika Knight Gossypium Cotton Yarn

  3. Charles + Chelsea Baby Blanket Pattern in Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky Yarn

This summer had more sweater projects in the top 10 than I can remember in a long time. The silhouettes were clean, simple and modern. As you can see knitters got an early jump on Christmas knitting, too. This cable knit Christmas ball ornament is a fast and fun small project you can knit for friends and family.

4. Swan’s Twist Easy Sweater Knitting Pattern in Knit One Crochet Too Daisy Yarn

5. Kalamazoo Knits Deck the Balls Aran Christmas Ball Ornaments Knitting Pattern

Half of the top 10 list is sweaters. All of these are perfect for multi-seasonal wear and use simple stitches to create must-wear garments.

Siena Tee Knitting Pattern in Erika Knight Studio Linen Yarn

Forest Weave Pullover Knitting Pattern in Dandoh Cotton Fine Yarn

Janesville Jacket Knitting Pattern in Blue Sky Woolstok Yarn

Even though shawls and cowls weren’t at the top of the list, these two took positions nine and ten. Both feature simple eyelet lace. Eyelets like this are the perfect way to try out lace knitting.

Zita Shawl Knitting Pattern in Berroco Corsica Yarn

Triteia Cowl Knitting Pattern in Berroco Modern Cotton Yarn

Did you make any items on the top 10 list? What did you knit this summer? I’d love to know, leave a comment below to let me know!