We are well and truly into the knitter's favorite time of year here in the Northern Hemisphere (I write this currently swathed in cardigan and scarf, and am seriously contemplating fingerless mitts), with tons of activity in the pattern world over the last few weeks. Let's take a look!
There was a good bit of a reshuffling in the average percentages this month, with neck accessories gaining back two percentage points, sweaters dropping a few points, and cowls and hats gaining a larger share of the market, up six and four percentage points from last month respectively. Toys have dropped off the list entirely for the month, but other categories remain relatively steady. I would have suspected from previous analysis that we'd be seeing more garments at this time of year, but the popularity of accessories is continuing strong.
Rose Beck, whose work is predominantly accessories. However, despite this and a few further organic spikes later on, neck accessories fell over the month, with all other categories remaining relatively steady. Other spikes include organic ones in cowls throughout the month, and a spike in sweaters due to a Ravelry spotlight on yoked colorwork sweaters.
KnitBot Yoked, which featured several colorwork projects. All other categories remained steady.
a Ravelry spotlight on mittens, gloves, and mitts. There was a small spike in flat garments correspondent with Rose Beck's promo and an organic spike at the end of the month. Dressforms fell slightly, and mystery knits remained steady.
So while September was a month jam-packed full of major publications, October was just as full of ups and downs organically. Semi-solids and colorwork were highlighted, as were neck accessories, cowls, and sweaters. Modeled garments remained prominent, and cool tones predominated. Can't wait to see what next month brings!
(Also, hello 100th blog post!)