What’s Hot! (And Free!)

Ravelry is truly a wonder. I can spend hours perusing the site. One of my favorite ways to keep up with new trends is to use the “hot right now” feature. It is found under Patterns. Go to the bottom of the box and click “browse patterns in this order” to see what is trending right now. The list can be filtered to bring up what you like most. This week I looked at the most popular free knitting patterns and found quite a few that caught my eye! Here they are along with yarn suggestions from the store!


Serpanok, a lovely light top with a hint of lace. You could use the silk Habu textile  paired with the wonderful Knitting for Olive silk mohair or the Lichen and Lace Marsh mohair for those who like brighter colors.

Springside Lace Cardigan is a fast knit using size 13 needles and a few skeins of super bulky yarn like Spun Cloud by Knit Collage

Mindfulness cowl is a great travel knit. Compact and simple enough. It uses Malabrigo sock yarn. Could be just the excuse I am looking for to use Malabrigo’s speckled yarn!

The waffle stitch throw is another quick knit. A customer recently bought some Ikigai Chibi Paka Chunky to make it. It will be so light and soft!! Use many different colors or keep it subtle with just one.

If you are thinking of trying a pair of socks, the short Basic Socks by Comfort Zone Knits shouldn’t take too long even though they are knit on size 1 needles! Malabrigo sock will again fit the bill for this one.

For a baby’s blanket, there is Marion’s Blanket. I would recommend Essence of Autumn Prairie, Plymouth worsted merino or Malabrigo Rios if you want to keep to the original gauge, but it could easily be altered to use my favorite for baby yarn, Appalachian Baby organic cotton.

I could go on and on but why don't you take a look at What's Hot and filter it for your favorite knits. Who knows what will show up, it changes every day!



  • I agree, I love to surf thru Ravelry!!

  • Thank you, Ariane. Great summer knits and even more to put on my Rav list!

  • Thanks Ariane for the chance to add some patterns to my Ravelry page, and some possibilities for yarn choices. Another informative post!


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