As 2016 comes to a close, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some highlights of the year here on Ravelry.

The most made knitting patterns were socks and shawls this year. Here are a few of the projects that Ravelers made from them.

From Waiting for Rain, we have Vevka’s Waiting fo Snow (left) and ClaraSofia’s Waiting for rain (right).

Another shawl that was popular was the Building Blocks Shawl. Here are versions from KnittingArchivist (left) and Zippuli (right).

Finally, a couple of sock patterns round out the top knitting patterns for 2016, on the left we have ionai’s Slip Stripe Spiral Socks from the SlipStripeSpiral pattern and on the right are katsmoke’s Tube Operators from the Smooth Operator Socks pattern.

In crochet patterns, those with the most projects were accessories and cute animals.

The Double Layered Braided Cowl was a big hit, with a lot of stellar projects. A couple of my favorites were ohsoswt79’s (left) and tifrbug’s (right).

There are also going to be some cozy feet this winter in the Oma House Slippers. On the left here are a pair by flowergirlknitz and on the right some by cocomiharu.

Finally, we have the cute animals! I just love that after 2016, there are a bunch of Friendly Jellyfish and Dumpling Kitties in the world. Luciejwill’s Friendly Jellyfish are on the left and habitualhomebody’s Dumpling Kitty is on the right.

We also wanted to feature some of the most favorited projects made in 2016. Here are the top 6, but you can also use this search to see more! Check it out to see more really inspiring projects.

Top row (from left to right): grazzka’s Andrea, Lady-Macbeth’s Autumn Leaves shawl and babaruda’s Mandala madness Joy
Bottom row (from left to right): juliayork’s Hitofude, Karinita0607’s Breathing Space MadMay and undone57’s Prism

We’ll be taking some time away next week, so this will be our last blog post for 2016. We are so grateful for all of you who participated in our community in 2016 and look forward to creating with you in 2017!