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Our 10 Most Popular Patterns from 2013!

We're gearing up for 2014 with lots of surprises ahead, but I wanted to take time to reflect on 2013.

I'm always amazed at how many patterns we have in Patternfinder—I'm often asking myself "how could I have not noticed this one?" Our Design department has been working very hard this year, and we think they've really outdone themselves with all new patterns they've created.

Now that the holidays are over, you can start working on projects for yourself again; the projects you dreamt about while you knitted or crocheted gifts for loved ones. Or maybe you're ready to start fresh and you're looking for ideas!

With that in mind, I've collected the most popular patterns of this past year, including our District 12 Cowl Wrap, which turned out to be the most popular pattern of all!

District 12 Cowl

Knit Entrelac Cowl Knit Colorplay Hoodie Crochet Quick and Cushy Cowl
Knit Entrelac Cowl
in Wool-Ease®
Knit Colorplay Hoodie
in Amazing®
Crochet Quick Cushy Hat and Cowl Set
in Homespun® Thick and Quick®
Crochet Wine Bottle Hats & Scarves Crochet Cardiff Cowl Crochet Striped Dog Sweater
Crochet Wine Bottle Hats and Scarves
in Bonbons
Crochet Cardiff Cowl
in LB Collection® Baby Alpaca
Crochet Striped Dog Sweater
in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Crochet Cozy Cocoon Poncho Knit Flip-Top Mittens Knit Modular Cable Afghan
Crochet Cozy Cocoon Poncho
in Homespun® Thick and Quick®
Knit Flip-Top Mittens
in Heartland
Knit Modular Cable Afghan
in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Are you working on any projects that will carry into new year? Do tell us!

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  • Victoria Marie Laughlin-Casare

    In the new year, I'm making a blanket for my parents' 30th anniversary! I plan to use the Mayfield (or is it Mayfair?) pattern. I'd like to make a modular cable afghan for my husband and I as well. :-) I'm also going to learn more abut circular knitting.

  • Lyn Dion

    Lion always has the best selection of free patterns....more than any other yarn company I've found. Even if I'm not using Lion yarn (yikes!) I check there for patterns!

  • AuntieFran

    I LOVE the Entrelac Cowl! We just don't have the climate to make that an appropriate accessory :(

  • Cindy

    I'm already starting on gifts for next Christmas, have to make several elf on the shelf, a Jack Skellington, a couple of filet placemats as well as several afghans (at least one of which is a Lion's Brand pattern) and several cowls/scarves.

  • Deebee

    I'm so going to make the Cozy Cocoon Poncho (For me).

  • Sue Pariseau

    I am currently working on four different patterns. a basic shrug using Tweed Stripes, a Snap convertible Cowl shrug using Amazing, a sweater using Wool Ease Thick and Quick and a casual comfort jacket using homespun Thick and Quick.

  • Linda

    I will be making blankets and matching hats for the newborn nursery of the local hospital where 3 of my 8 grandchildren were born. I gave them 32 sets of these last year. I will also make hats for the local fire department's Christmas program to which I have contributed for the last 6-8 years. This past Christmas I gave them 190 hats and 190 matching scarves. My newest thing to try is the fingerless gloves.

  • Barbara Habina

    All year long while having cancer treatment and in the evening on the sofa you'll find me knitting prayer shawls using three skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn. So soft and colorful!

  • Janelle Hagelin

    Currently working on a simple shrug and a colorful simple cowl for me. Also some simple knit hats for the chemo patients of my local hospital - my last chemo session being next week. I also have 2 snowmen to make and an angel for a wall hanging that I am still working on. Can't keep myself from looking at additional projects and yarns - LOL!

  • Kkrackers

    I am looking for a vest pattern, one that is long and has a slightly lacy texture, something with medium weight or sport weight yarn and lighter. Can anyone help me. Thanks K. Johnson

  • Maria

    Does anyone have a pattern to knit a tree skirt?

  • Gwendora

    I'm looking for a pattern for crochet flip top mittens. Can anyone help?

  • Katie

    I am determined to finish a white cardigan that I have been working on for approx. 10 years. I only have the sleeves and button band left but I keep getting sidetracked with projects for everyone else that are much more fun to make. I have forbidden myself to purchase a white cardigan in an effort to finish this UFO. Wish me luck folks!

  • jdysaxby

    I bought the Keppi yarn that says one ball makes a hat, from baby to adult size small. I started to make the adult size small and I'm not even 1/4 of the length it should
    be and I'm out of yarn! Make sure you get extra!!

  • K.C.

    I have purchased 8 balls of Wool-Ease worsted to make a cabled pullover.

  • Sue

    Love the patterns

  • http://knitting.craftgossip.com/a-few-best-of-pattern-roundups/2014/01/11/ A Few “Best Of” Pattern Roundups | Knitting | CraftGossip.com

    […] Lion Brand Yarn has put together a collection of its 10 most popular patterns. I love the pint-sized Colorplay Hoodie and the Entrelac Cowl (I’ve been meaning to knit something like that for a while). The most popular pattern was the District 12 Cowl Wrap inspired by “Catching Fire.” […]

  • Katie

    In honor of the District 12 Cowl Wrap being the most popular pattern of 2013, I will make one for my cousin, the #1 Hunger Games Fan.