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2021 Knitting Goals

A new year means new knitting goals!!  2021 is surely going to be a bit different than 2020, which was my most productive knitting year ever.   So, I’ve thought long and hard about what I want to accomplish in 2021 and am excited to share those goals with you today.

My Goals

Without further ado…

  • Finish my first-ever knitted Christmas ornament
  • Knit another Stephen West shawl
  • Finish my Habitation Throw
  • Read more books about knitting (leftover goal from 2020)
  • Design a knitting pattern
  • Knit colorwork mittens/gloves
  • Knit about 10 projects


There are some lofty goals in here – but there are also some that should be easily accomplished.  

As I mentioned in my post last week, I started a Christmas ornament in December but didn’t finish it.  Time got away from me.  So I’d really like to finish that in 2021.

I love my Slipstravaganza Shawl, which was my first-ever Stephen West pattern to knit.  Now, I want another huge Westknits shawl.  You can never have too many shawls, right?!  I have a few patterns picked out but I haven’t decided on one yet.

My Habitation Throw has been my long-running 2020 project, which I started after finishing my Find Your Fade.  I’d like to finish that in the first quarter of 2021 and start on another big project.  

Habitation Throw

I have books from Clara Parkes and others that I want to read.  I just have to put down my knitting needles long enough to pick up a book!

For a while now, I’ve wanted to design my own patterns.  The problem is that to do this, I must sacrifice some of my other knitting.  There are so many patterns out there that I want to knit, but I really want to find time to design some of my own.  We’ll see.

I’ve been drooling over colorwork mittens for a while so I really need to make some!  Now that I’ve made my first pair of mittens (more on those at a later date), I feel ready for colorwork mitts.

Ten seemed a good number of projects to aim for this year.  It was my goal last year, before COVID changed everything.   So I’ll aspire to do the same this year, just so I’m not stressed out about my knitting.


Do you set knitting goals?  If so, what are they?  I find that having a few goals keeps me focused on trying new things and new techniques.  

Whatever your preference, happy knitting!

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