Do you ever feel stuck with your knitting - looking for the right project to start next but lacking inspiration? Yup, me too!
Here are a few of my favourite ways to get out of a creative knitting rut:
Take a peek at what other people in my knitting circle are making.
I wrote about some of the fabulous reasons to join a knitting circle recently, one excellent reason is getting inspiration from what your fellow knitters are making. I regularly discover new patterns from the other knitters in my group - plus you can get some help if you hit a tough spot or even plan a KAL!
Flip through some dreamy knitting publications.
I love taking an occasional flip through knitting magazines to see what some of the new trends in the fibre world while enjoying some seriously swoon-worthy photos. Depending on what you prefer, there’s a publication for you - from packed with patterns to inspirational photography.
Scroll through Instagram.
Instagram is one of my favourite places to get inspiration and connect with the fibre community. I love scrolling through and getting the chance to see what projects other knitters are working on!
Amy is a fellow indie dyer based in the UK; she also produces a great podcast! I love seeing her cozy socks and beautiful, liveable knitwear.
Andrea Mowry is a talented pattern designer, I love seeing her combinations of colour and texture - her feed is always packed with stunning ideas.
Ravelry is an excellent tool for knitters. It’s also an easy way to browse through a variety of patterns by type, yarn quantity and more. Once you’ve found something that catches your eye, you can easily download or purchase the pattern and start knitting!