January Knitting Pattern Releases: A Throwback

Updated: Jan 24

I'm not releasing any new knitting patterns this month, so I thought it'd be fun to pop in and share some “throwbacks” with you to designs that I've released in January's of the past. (Spoiler: this includes some of my favorite designs!)


Collection of 4 Beautiful and Cozy Shawl Knitting Patterns


Two years ago, I released the Guiding Principles Collection, a collection of four shawl knitting patterns, to serve as a reminder of the “principles” we want to bring with us through the year in order to achieve our goals and intentions. The four qualities that I chose are Endurance, Hope, Trust, and Patience.


Collection of 4 shawl knitting patterns that are cozy and fun to knit


Endurance Shawl: cozy, simple DK weight shawl knitting pattern


Endurance is simple and steady.


Endurace Shawl simple garter DK weight shawl knitting pattern by Snickerdoodle Knits

Ah, a new year. The excitement, the plans, the goals, the ambitions. Anything is possible, the sky is the limit.


But have you thought about what it’ll take on a day to day basis do each those things?


Don’t get me wrong; a love the feeling of new opportunities. But how long does it take that newness to wear off?


It was with these thoughts in mind that I created the Guiding Principles Collection. Achieving our goals and plans takes a lot more than setting an intention on the first day of the year. It takes patience, hope, endurance, and trust {and gratitude, the honorary member of the collection 😄}.


The shawl shown here is the Endurance Shawl. It’s a simple asymmetrical triangle filled with garter. Sometimes that can feel easy, sometimes boring, sometimes difficult, sometimes tiring. But you just have to stick with it, knitting one stitch after another.


And that’s the way it is with life, there are ups and downs and ins and outs, but if we have endurance, continually putting one foot in front of the other, you WILL achieve those goals.


Have you established any daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly habits that will help you throughout the year?


I designed the Endurance Shawl using Leading Men Fiber Arts' squishy DK weight Dramaturg yarn base in three fun and beautiful colors: Raspberry Parfait, Rendezvous, and Orchard. It's a simple asymmetrical triangle shawl perfect for beginner knitters.


You may find the Endurance Shawl on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or the Snickerdoodle Knits website.


fun, simple, cozy DK weight shawl knitting pattern using garter stitch and 3 colors of yarn

Hope Shawl: lightweight, bouncy, and simple lace shawl knitting pattern


Hope is light, airy, freeing, and bright.


Knitting pattern designer Snickerdoodle Knits is wearing her Hope Shawl, a lightweight simple lace shawl knitting pattern. The background is the woods and a gravel road, but they are in black and white. The designer and her shawl are in color, and the designer is looking at the camera, with her hand on her hip, and smiling.

✨ Hope. Where would we be without it? ✨


It's what gives us excitement, and something to look forward to, in the future.


It motivates us.


It inspires us.


It changes us, for the better.


And yet, when things get tough? It can be easy to lose hope.


We make plans, goals, ideas; and then something gets in the way. Do you lose hope or do you cling to it?


Even though I released the Guiding Principle Collection two years ago, every time I think about the Hope Shawl, I feel lighter, happier. Like there's a little more freedom, a little more excitement, a little more anticipation and joy for both the present and the future.


I designed the Hope Shawl using Six and Seven Fiber's Barley yarn base in Morning Glory, with a simple lace motif, because it felt like the perfect picture of hope. Light, bright, bouncy, open, freeing, simple, beautiful.


And so, I hope that, as you go through this year (and ever year), that you don't lose your hope. Keep it close; it's important 💕


P.S. This pattern is actual quite simple and quite easy to modify, with just two 2-row repeats to create the whole shawl!


You can find the Hope Shawl on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and the Snickerdoodle Knits website.

Knitting pattern designer Snickerdoodle Knits is wearing her Hope Shawl, a lightweight simple lace shawl knitting pattern. The background is the woods and a gravel road, but they are in black and white. The designer and her shawl are in color, and the designer is looking down at her shawl while styling it.

Trust Shawl: warm, cozy, and comforting shawl knitting pattern


Trust is a warm, cozy, simply designed hug.


Cozy textured 3/4 shape shawl using simple knits and purls to create a poncho-like shawl

💕 I feel it deeply inside, and like a hug around me, but I have a hard time putting this one into words. 💕


Sometimes we don't know what an experience is going to bring us through. We never know what the year will hold.


But somehow we can have some trust that it'll all be ok.


However, it's hard to describe that trust, because it isn't always logical, or even justified. Especially in the hard experiences.


But whatever it is for you, you can trust in it.


Trust we will come out kinder, gentler, and more caring.


And trust in the simple things of life: the sun rising every morning, the sunshine after the rain, the flower blooming after the cold winter.