Selfish Knitting: 5 Projects to Treat Yourself with This January

How many projects have you knit this past year? How many of them were gifts and how many were for yourself? Many of us spend a lot of time knitting gifts for our loved ones. We love to see their happy faces when receiving our projects. But as we exit the season of giving, it’s nice to enjoy a little “me time” and treat ourselves to projects just for ourselves. It’s a great way to reconnect with the joy of knitting for the sake of it.

That’s why I like to think of January as “Selfish Knitting Month.” It’s a reminder that you deserve a little something for your own enjoyment!

With that in mind, here are five patterns for inspiration:

Austrian Cowl

This quick knit is a great way to get back into the knitting groove. Cowls are fast, fun, and they’re super useful for the winter months! >>> Learn more details & purchase now.


Pelham Bay Shawl

This stylish shawl is a great, versatile project to wear this season and beyond. Treat yourself, and if you like the pattern, make more of them for others! >>> Learn more details & purchase now.

Sweetheart Lace Pullover

A sweet top that’s flattering for many different body types, this pattern is a nice treat for those of you who love sweater knitting! >>> Learn more details & purchase now.


Diamond Slim Sweater

Looking for an everyday classic? This timeless design is great for any occasion. Knit it this season for yourself and enjoy it for years to come! >>> Learn more details & purchase now.


Volition Sweater

And of course, if you haven’t yet tackled my Volition Sweater Video Class, it’s a great way to learn new skills AND get a sweater designed just for you. What a perfect way to start 2020! >>> Learn more details & purchase now.

As we head into 2020, I look forward to seeing all of your “selfish knitting” projects! What do you currently have on your needles? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Want yarn recommendations for your “selfish knitting” projects? Check out some of my favorites this season by clicking here to read the blog post.

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  • knittingissofun January 7, 2020   Reply →

    I’m knitting Holiday, a sweater pattern by eri. Picked up the kit at Vogue Live in Columbus. Extremely basic tunic that I’ll wear over leggings. Guilty of making too many things to give away so this is the year of sweaters for me. A friend and I picked up the fun kits put together by Mass Ave LYS. I am using your class on “Using Your Gauge” to making the sweater hopefully fit what I’m doing. Love the advice of focusing on “distance” – using the number of stitches and rows needed to make it X inches long and Y inches wide.

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