January Instagram Challenge: Our Favorites!

This month’s Instagram Challenge (Declarations of Love!) is already underway, but last month’s just wrapped up, and today I’m excited to share the seriously impressive results! Before I present the finalists (and our winning three), I wanted to say how insanely talented you guys are. Really, you took this knitting challenge to heart, and it was a home run. I cannot wait to see what you have for this month’s love theme. Thanks so much to everyone who entered and to Lion Brand Yarn for donating $25 gift cards and skeins of yarn to our three winners*! (Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing the full DIY steps for several of these projects soon!) xo, grace

Image above: Neon dot sweater by Susanne Grabowski *Winner

An awesome neon-trimmed top for the little ones by Audrey Romano *Winner

Adorable dog hoodie by Arlyn Bantog Van-Dooyewert *Winner

See the rest of our top picks after the jump . . .

Knitted zipper pouch by Kimi Dawn

A textured throw by Jacqui Fink

Neck scarf (snood) by Daniela Plattn

Pretty gloves by Jessica Hartwig

A cute knitted mat by NWJenkins

Copper penny cowl by Sierra Chewning

Heart gloves by Sarah Shoemaker

Knitted heart garland by Lili Holland of Bayleaf Studio

  1. Lyndsey says:

    What a wonderful selection of knitted things! I really enjoyed this instagram challenge, and all the beautiful creations. Looking forward to the Love theme!

  2. Susan says:

    Beautiful pictures! Inspiring projects!

  3. Julie says:

    As a huge fan of dressing up my dog (it’s cold in our house!), I have to say that dog sweater is a whole lot of awesomeness!

  4. Kristin says:

    I believe the teal gloves are this pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf10/PATTringwood.php

  5. I love knitting and I’m so impressed by people who can create something from scratch without a pattern. These items are so fun!

  6. Colleen Schaeffer says:

    Is there a pattern for the sweater top by Audrey Romano?

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      these winners will be asked to share their patterns, we’ll share them on the site asap :)


  7. Jeannine says:

    Love the purse!

  8. Ana says:

    The baby sweater on the top by Susanne Grabowski is amazing!

  9. I love this! I am a fairly new knitter, I love all of these great ideas!

  10. Susan Shoemaker says:

    What beautiful mittens!

  11. Becca says:

    what a cute pup!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Lizz N says:

    wow I really want to learn how to knit know, I should have tried harder when my mom tried to teach me!

  13. Lili Holland says:

    I’m so thrilled to be included in this lovely and fun collection. Thanks ever so much!

  14. Trig says:

    Aha! I’ve that same rag-rug out of an old bedsheet, using big wooden dowels as needles! It was a fun project, though my hands ached afterward.

    It’s currently gracing my desperately-in-need-of-a-redec bathroom floor. About the only ‘personalized’ thing I’ve done with that room.

  15. Maureen says:

    I love that throw! hope it is one of the diys….it looks like I could maybe make it ;)

  16. Andrea says:

    Is there a pattern out there for the heart gloves?! My niece might need a pair.

  17. Heidi Elle says:

    The heart gloves made by Sarah Shoemaker are adorable!

  18. Monica B says:

    Yes. I NEED the patterns for the zippered clutch & the teal gloves!! And the heart garland!!

  19. lauren michele says:

    it would be really great if all the patterns were to be posted, not just the winners!

  20. Anne says:

    Are the patterns going to be posted here or a separate post?

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      a sep post :)


  21. jennifer says:

    is there a post for these patterns? i can’t find it


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