Our 2017 Crafty Resolutions

New Year Resolutions - Sweaters and hats and WIPs oh my!

With our holiday gift crafting winding down (except for me – I’m always behind so all my gifts are late!), we’re turning our thoughts to 2017 and what our goals are for the new year! So we got together and came up with our personal crafting resolutions!

Alison, Director of Knit Picks

I want to finish some long-term WIPs that I love but just never get to. One example is the Brooklyn Tweed Corvid sweater – I started it last March using Wool of the Andes Tweed and only have the sleeves and front bands left. If I hustle I may be able to wear it before this cold weather is over!

Stacey, Outreach Director

In 2017 I want to finish a sweater! I used to knit sweaters all the time but I haven’t in at least 2 years. I seem to have fallen into a small projects only mode and I currently have several sweaters languishing in different states of finishing. My wonderful coworkers seem to constantly be bringing in new sweaters to show off and I’m jealous. It also doesn’t hurt I’m constantly cold & need more woolly goodness wrapped around me!

Hannah, Catalog Director

Learn Brioche! I simply haven’t been able to wrap my brain around this stitch for some reason and now it just seems silly to not tackle it. 2017 will definitely be known as the Great Briochening!

Heidi, Art Director

Knit an adult sized sweater for me (the babies have enough sweaters!), crochet a throw for my bed, and knit a fair isle baby sweater (babies can never have too many sweaters).

Emily, Graphic Designer

Finish what I start! My pile of WiPs keeps getting bigger and bigger these days.

Alexis, Merchandise Planner

My Crafting Resolutions for 2017 are: To learn to quick can foods; learn to crochet; and learn at least two new knitting techniques. Hold me to it Knit Picks fans!

Jennifer, Marketing Director

I want to learn to crochet so I can make quick blankets. And I’d like to try knitting a sweater...

Daniel, Administrative Assistant

Finish my sweater!
Finally make some socks.
Give colorwork another chance: traditional stranded mittens, maybe some intarsia pillows. . .
Find and take a class on book binding..

So those are our resolutions for 2017 – what are yours? Share in the comments below!


  1. DotC / January 3, 2017

    I want to correct my knitting mistakes and learn new methods of knitting, etc. Since we moved to Southern MD, I haven’t found a real Yarn store and I am not sure I will so you might be my best chance to expand my knowledge…

  2. Jane in FL / December 31, 2016

    I have a stack of UFO’s. Some are several years old and just need to be blocked and assembled, with others there is a problem with the pattern and I have to either ask the designer for help or rip it back and carry on. Last year I wanted to finish 1 UFO per week but that never happened so this year my girlfriend and I are going for finishing or ripping back 1 finished UFO per month. If we accomplish that we will meet up and treat ourselves to lunch! I am already looking forward to it and have been going through my projects to see which ones really need to be finished and which I need to give it up and save the yarn for another project. Good luck to everyone with your resolutions. Make it something you could actually achieve with what you currently have going on in your life and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get as much done as you had planned. Life happens. They will all wait for you. (: Happy New Year Knitpicks!

  3. Linda Piotrowski / December 30, 2016

    Finish the blanket I’ve started then knit a cowl and learn a new technique or two.

  4. Susan / December 30, 2016

    I love the gray hat pattern in the picture above. Can you tell me where to get the pattern and yarn?

  5. Anne Karakash / December 30, 2016

    What a nice surprise to see all your beautiful smiling faces today! I hope you are as positive and cheerful in person as you seem in your photos. 🙂

    My 2017 knitting goals are to publish a pattern and to make something worthy of entry in this year’s state fair. I would also like to try my hand a double knitting – specifically one of those lovely patterns that shows one set of colors on one side and the reverse colors on the other.

    Also, I just ordered some beautiful Knit Picks yarn for a MKAL – which will be my first time participating in one, so I’m going to make it a point to enjoy every moment of that.

    Happy New Year!!


  6. Chris / December 30, 2016

    I have vowed to finish several projects before beginning another new project. I originally was telling myself only finishing, but that’s not realistic. If I can finish 5 WIP to 1 new, I could really finish quite a lot!

  7. Jennifer Ahler / December 30, 2016

    For Jennifer the marketing director you can conquer that sweater! I took a craftsy class on my first seamless sweater and was hooked. Brioche is on my list to learn as well. And too many WIP to count that will be finished!

  8. Ashleigh / December 30, 2016

    Knit my first pair of socks, make a baby set including a sweater, start a crochet afghan!

  9. Linda Chrisman / December 30, 2016

    Finish cowl, finish scarf, knit stranded fingerless gloves and two pin swts fingerless gloves, THEN start stranded hat.

  10. Kathy / December 30, 2016

    To do new fun things! More road trips! More smiling! More knitting things for me! Learn brioche, cables, socks….well, at least one of them!!

  11. Emily Schofield / December 30, 2016

    I want to knit a lopapeysa sweater in 2017!

  12. Nellie / December 30, 2016

    I have a Norwegian style mitten from Handknitting by Meg Swanson I have to knit. I knit a pair in 2003(?). Lost one driving to New Mexico about 2 years later. Knit the missing one but at a tight gauge. Redid again. Then lost one running through the airport Jan 13, 2015.
    Faire Isle headband for dd#5.
    Sweater for dd#4.
    Dd#1 might ask me to knit a wedding shawl.
    Found a cute (what I think) flower girl potential dress that has a crochet bodice with tulle. Might make that.

  13. Caroline Collins / December 30, 2016

    I have several knitting resolutions. Knit with yarn from Scotland I’ve had for years, knit the Owl sweater (was gifted Knit Picks yarn for this), knit the Thistle hand towels (also was gifted Knit Picks yarn for this), knit socks with Felici yarn… The list goes on. 😊