Knit. Love. Repeat.

How many of you out there knit the same projects over and over? I love to mix things up, but there are favorites of mine that I knit over and over. For some of these, like Ishbel, I’d say it’s because I both really enjoy the process and the product it makes. I think I’ve made four of those in total. I’ve knit Breezy twice in adult sizes, and once in a kiddo size. That one is all product love for me. For my current knit, Still Light, the knitting involves over a mile of stockinette (with a tiny bit of ribbing), and while this process is relaxing, it’s definitely the product that I really covet.

I wear my first Still Light at least once a week when the weather cooperates. The style has been flattering and forgiving as I’ve gained and lost weight through two pregnancies. I even wore this often when largely pregnant and I still liked it. I’ve repaired it in a couple of places. I decided I needed a back up. Truthfully, I would love to have about four of these and wear them all the time. still light

This one is being crafted with Ella Rae Lace Merino in Dark Teal. I made my first one in Ella Rae as well, and it’s held up well, despite the fineness of the yarn. This color is rocking my world right now. My eyes can’t get enough of it.

What are repeat knits can’t you stop making?

22 thoughts on “Knit. Love. Repeat.

  1. I totally knit the same patterns over and over–I usually add some variation in stitch or hem or collar, but man oh man, once I find a pattern that *fits* me (or someone else), I am very apt to go back to it again! Your work is beautiful! Well done!

  2. I have a top down sweater pattern from the dark ages, and I have knit it at least a dozen times. I think I have four versions of it in my drawer right now, and I have been contemplating a new one. Because you can’t get enough of a good sweater, right?

  3. Love your Still Light sweater. I am knitting my second Windward scarf and am already planning the next one. It is quick (less than 600 yards) and keeps my attention because it keeps going in different directions!

  4. I feel like I could knit “Entrchat” for every girl child I know. It’s fast, but interesting to knit, and the finished product is adorable.

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever knit the same sweater pattern twice, but you have me thinking about it- maybe I haven’t knit the right pattern for me yet! Your dark teal version is going to be beautiful.

  6. My go-to patterns are the Cria cardigan and the Leaves in Motion cardigan. I’ve knit them both twice and have a baby Cria planned! They’re relaxing but interesting, construction-wise, and I adore the finished products.

  7. I knit the same things over and over again. You are the only other knitter I know that also does it. I have a still light version in Shetland spindrift and want a more summery version. You got me thinking I should cast on for a new version.

  8. Oh I just love the Lucy Top for little girls. It’s oversized and simple. An instant classic. I think I’ve made it 5 times.
    So, I’ve had Still Light in my queue for ages, but it’s listed as a sport weight pattern. Do you make any alterations to get the proper fit? The reason I’ve put knitting it off for so long is that I worry it would be unflattering on my tummy bump. Thoughts? I just sore that teal btw.

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