Inspiration to beat a creative knitting rut

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.

Three pretty mags that I recommend perusing next time you’re at your local knit shop include PomPom Quarterly, Laine, and back issues of Knit Wit Mag (they’re going digital this autumn).

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!

Two knitters that always inspire me are Amy of Stranded Dyeworks and Andrea Mowry of dreareneeknits.

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

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!

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