I’m about to tell you about our most popular patterns this season. Why should that matter? If everyone else was jumping off a cliff, would you jump too?
Which reminds me of this GREAT video.
Even though I don’t like to think of myself as a lemming (in the popular metaphor sort of way), I do find it pretty fascinating to know what everyone else is knitting. Now that we are able to sell individual pattern PDFs it’s really clear to us which items are the being purchased the most. Three patterns from our Fall/Winter ’13 collection are way ahead of the pack.
We keep our eye on the “hot right now” feature on Ravelry. There was no ignoring that A LOT of folks are knitting A LOT of triangle scarves and shawls. I have to admit that I am more naturally a sweater designer, but I’ve caught the bug too, along with the rest of the design team.
I could not be more excited about this. A skirt – I really couldn’t have predicted it – a skirt is #2! If you haven’t already read the saga of how this skirt came to be, check out this older post.
Cables– and correct me if you think I am off the mark – seem to be enjoying a new heyday. This one is knit in one piece from the top down, which also seems to be a good thing.
Maybe I am understating the popularity of cables these days. My most popular pattern this season, at least according to Ravelry likes, has to be Lempster. It’s a cabled pullover knit in Abode that I designed for the online magazine, Knitty. It’s a free pattern (and it’s top down!).
Are you influenced by what everyone else is knitting?