Best New Knit Picks Exclusive Patterns

It’s hard to choose our favorite exclusive Knit Picks knitting patterns, so we let you do it for us! These are our most bestselling patterns from our collections, and it was fun to see trends pop out. Soft colors and projects using multiple colors were king, and bandana cowls stood out in the neckwear category. Did your own favorite make the list?

Glennis Bandana Cowl by Angeline Webb

Radiating color with bold and bright perpendicular stripes, this triangular cowl is quick to knit and perfect for layering. Self-striping yarn becomes the star of the show using the mosaic knitting method. The Glennis Bandana Cowl is worked flat, beginning with vertical stripes created by using slip-stitches and continuing into horizontal stripes. A border is worked along one side before seaming the ends together.

Ice Fire Wrap by Donielle Oliver Showvay

The chill of ice and the heat of fire come together in a dazzling color display in this simple-to-knit wrap. Alternating blue and red stripes cause optical illusions of flames flickering across the surface. Create unique color combinations using Chroma’s slow color transitions. Ice Fire Wrap is knit mostly in Garter Stitch with carefully placed short row “flames” throughout the piece. By using a special slipped stitch at the beginning of each row and variegated ribbing at both ends, the rectangular wrap has beautifully finished edges.

Lyra in Bloom Shawl by Kay Meadors

Lyra In Bloom pays homage to Herbert Neibling’s Lyra. It begins with a center medallion, and the side wings bloom out from that medallion. The edging continues the blooming along the edges of the wings and center medallion. Each part does its work in the full blooming of this shawl. This shawl consists of four sections—the center medallion, two triangular side wings, and the edging. The medallion is worked first, followed by the right side wing. Once these two parts are complete, the left side wing is worked. The edging is then worked off of all three of the previous parts.

Urwen Cowlby Claire Slade

This big and cozy bandana style cowl features textured stitch patterns, knits up quickly, and is fun to create. The Urwen Cowl is knit in one piece, in the round from the top down. Stitch markers are placed on either side of the central stitch and the pattern is repeated and mirrored on either side of this central stitch. On completion, the cowl will need to be lightly steam blocked.

Trekking Forward Pullover by Trudie Joseph

Trekking Forward is a tunic-length, raglan pullover that is a perfect transition garment to wear throughout the year when just a little more warmth is needed. Lacy sleeves add a bit of flair to this tunic. The lace pattern is just right for a beginning lace knitter. For statement makers, sleeves can be knit in a contrasting color. Andalusian ribbing adds texture to the body and sleeve edges, and there is a choice of body type—Straight or A-Line.

Rain Chain Sweater by Mari Tobita

The stitch pattern is inspired by rain chains that gently guide the rain falling from the roof onto the ground on rainy days. The sweater is worked flat sideways in separate pieces with an all-over pattern and seamed. It features Reverse Stockinette Stitch throughout and 3/4-length sleeves.