I don't generally plan out my knitting in advance (unless it's a gift or something with a deadline). When I finish a project and start another, I just go with whatever I feel like knitting at the time. Having said that, there are a few patterns that I would love to knit in 2016, and here are four of them.
Praline. I've been eyeing this cardigan for a while! Of the four sweaters I've knitted, they have all been worsted weight and I'd like to make a lighter sweater. This one is sportweight. I've never done a textured sweater or one with pockets or a v-neck, so it will probably be a bit of a challenge. I already have the yarn for this one...it's a dark heathered purple.
Nordic Wind. I might not use this exact pattern, but I want to knit a simple shawl heavily inspired by this one. But it might take a while, since I'm still spinning the yarn for it now. :) Mine will be a gradient from black to gray to white. I've already spun the gray and started the white, but there's still quite a bit to go. All of the yarn will be handspun from American wool (all from small farms), so I'm really excited about that!
Strokkur. While I probably wear cardigans the most, I still want to knit a few more pullover sweaters. I've always wanted to knit this one in particular but was put off because of the colorwork yoke. Now that I've finished my first colorwork project, I feel more confident about maybe knitting this one in 2016. :) I would love to knit it in Icelandic wool, too.
Elder Tree Shawl. This pattern has been in my queue for a long time. I love the idea of a cozy lace shawl knit from worsted weight yarn! Again, I've been putting it off because I didn't have any experience knitting lace, but I think I'm ready to attempt it now. (I already have the yarn...it's actually the same tweedy wool that I used for my favorite cardigan.)
What are you hoping to knit this year?