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Do you design your own patterns?
 
Never. The mere thought gives me the chills.
I've tried once or twice but wouldn't consider the results a success.
Occasionally I will, if I can't find a pattern I like.
Sure, I often design my own patterns.
I knit my own patterns almost exclusively.
I start with someone else's design and customize it, sometimes beyond recognition. Does that count?

Learn more

- Who We Are: An Updated Look at the Knitting Community as Reflected in Eight Years of Knitter's Review Polls

- If These Polls Could Speak: The Anatomy of a Knitter As Revealed in the KR Polls (2005)

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- Do you believe in the curse of the love sweater?

- What do you do with leftover yarns?

- How many unfinished knitting projects do you have?

- For whom do you knit?

Recent polls

- Do you keep notes (written or online) of your projects?

- Where do you like to hang out online? (Select all that apply.)

- Does your urge to knit grow stronger in the fall?

- Which rocks your boat: charts or written instructions?

- Would you be drawn to a book if it had a knitting-related plot?

- Do you spin?

- Knots in your yarn. Yes or no?

- What was the first thing you ever knit?

- Who taught you to knit?

- Do knots in skeins bother you?

- Will you be headed to any fiber festivals this summer?

- Do you listen to knitting podcasts?

- On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), where would you rate your knitting mojo these days?

- Mitered squares, yay or nay?

- Do you prefer smooth or fuzzy yarns?

- Which of the following best describes your itch tolerance?

- Be honest. Do you swatch?

- Have you ever worn a skein of yarn around your neck?

- How confident are you about making yarn substitutions?

- Have you been on any kind of yarn diet in the past year?

- What's your favorite yarn weight?

- Are you more likely to knit a sweater or a small accessory?

- Are you over fingerless mitts yet?

- Do you prefer your circular needle cords fixed or interchangeable?

- Have you ever rushed to complete a sweater in time to wear it at a fiber festival?

- Do undyed yarns appeal to you?

- What's the most number of times you've unraveled a project?

- Would you have any use for a yarn that glows in the dark?

- How comfortable are you with Kitchener?

- Have you ever knit with possum fiber?

- Do you seek out yarn stores when you travel?

- Do you wear much polyester?

- How important is it for your yarn to be made locally?

- Do you think now is a good time to open a yarn store?

- Do pills bother you?

- Have you ever dreamed of owning your own spinning mill?

- Do you prefer yarn in 50g or 100g skeins?

- Do you listen to audiobooks while knitting?

- Have you ever knit a sweater, only to try it on and discover it looks lousy on you?

- Do you like browsing vintage knitting patterns?

- Everyone seems to be taking up sewing these days. Have you?

- Do you prefer pointy or blunt tips on your needles?

- Do you hold your working yarn in your right or left hand?

- Semisolid or variegated?

- How likely are you to buy an ebook version of a knitting book?

- How sensitive is your skin in terms of fibers and itch?

- How long have you been a knitter?

- Are you over fingerless gloves?

- Have you ever used carbon knitting needles?

- Have you ever belonged to a yarn club?

- Do you own more than one swift?

- When you block, do you use a product advertised specifically for blocking, or do you just block on anything flat that's nearby?

- When you knit a swatch (and I know you do, right?), do you wash or block it?

- Do you have a favorite woolwash?

- Does it matter if a yarn has patterns available for it or not?

- Do you care what breed of sheep produced the wool in your yarn?

- Have you ever knit with Wensleydale wool?

- Have you ever taken a knitting trip to a foreign country?

- Would you consider knitting wool insoles for your shoes?

- Have you ever knit with an "un-spun" yarn?

- Have you knit anything out of Lopi?

- Do you know who Kaffe Fassett is?

- Have you ever cut a steek?

- Novelty yarn, yes or no?

- Have you ever dyed your own yarn?

- When do you start thinking about heavier "winter" projects?

- Must you have a project in mind in order to buy a yarn?

- Have you ever knit while intoxicated?

- Have you ever knit a dishcloth?

- Have you ever accidentally hurt yourself with a DPN?

- Knitted shorts, yes or no?

- Have you ever run out of yarn for a project?

- Have you ever taken part in a yarnstorming?

- Have you ever knit with handspun yarn before?

- How much does machine-washability in a yarn matter to you?

- Do you have a different tension when you purl?

- Do you think yarn can have "terroir"?

- Do you ever re-block your lace?

- Do you like colorwork?

- How confident are you about putting colors together for a project?

- Do you have a favorite stitch?

- Do you use a kitchen scale to weigh your leftover yarns?

- Do you wash your swatches?

- Do you care if your yarn is dyed with natural or chemical dyes?

- Woolen or worsted?

- How long can you knit before your hands start to hurt?

- Do you work straight off your printed patterns, or do you make a copy first?

- Superbulky or superfine?

- Are hats a regular part of your winter wardrobe?

- Have you bought any e-book versions of books you already own?

- Do you own more yarn than you can possibly knit in this lifetime?

- Scarf or shawl?

- Will you be knitting any gifts for the holidays?

- Would you consider swapping your lawn mower for a sheep, if someone else took care of it?

- Do you have any knitting friends you only know online, having never met in person?

- Do you peek at knitting Web sites during the day when you're supposed to be working?

- Do you knit socks?

- Do you have a favorite go-to "comfort" yarn?

- If you had to choose between cables and colorwork, which would you pick?

- How fast do you knit?

- What time of day do you enjoy knitting the most?

- Do you own a set of interchangeable needles?

- Have you ever knit by candlelight?

- Have you ever knit a cowl?

- Do you prefer large knitting conferences or more intimate retreats?

- Do you prefer to knit alone or in the company of others?

- Are you a DPN or circular needle person?

- Are you more drawn to solid-colored or variegated yarns?

- Do you tend to purl more slowly than you knit?

- When buying yarn, which matters most: the fiber quality or the price?

- Do you know who Elizabeth Zimmermann is?

- Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave?

- What are you more inspired by, images or words?

- Does yarn belong at farmer's markets?

- Have you ever knit something you consider unconventional?

- How do you feel about a little "sheepy" smell in your yarn?

- What do you think about the idea of a wool coffin?

- Have you ever belonged to a yarn club?

- How confident are you in your ability to match the right yarn to the right project?

- Has your knitting ever biased?

- Does the concept of glass knitting needles interest you?

- Do you learn better from books or videos?

- How often do you substitute yarns in a pattern?

- Do you darn in your ends as you go, or wait until you're done?

- Are you pro- or anti-charts?

- Have you knit a cowl yet?

- Have you ever been to a large knitting conference the size of Stitches, Sock Summit, or Vogue Knitting Live?

- Do you have an e-book reader?

- Do you prefer pointy or blunt needle tips?

- Are you open to a little crunch in your yarn?

- Any knitting resolutions for the New Year?

- Fess up. Do you swatch?

- Do you knit more for the experience or the results?

- When was the last time you were given a handknitted gift?

- Will you be knitting any gifts for the holidays?

- What soap do you use to wash your handknitted socks?

- How many times will you wear a pair of handknitted socks before you wash them?

- What do you tend to knit most when knitting for others?

- How likely are you to use the same yarn - in the same color - as is shown in a pattern photograph?

- Where do you get the majority of your knitting books?

- Have you knit with a woolen-spun yarn before?

- Do you unravel your swatches and reuse the yarn?

- How often do you buy yarn?

- Do you use a row counter?

- Have you ever knit with two different yarns stranded together?

- What would you like to see in the NEXT ten years of Knitter's Review?

- Have you ever charted a knitting pattern yourself?

- Have you ever taken a knitting workshop?

- Have you ever bought and downloaded a pattern online?

- Have you knit in the last 7 days?

- Would you welcome the return of novelty yarn?

- Toe-up or top-down?

- How picky are you about the joins in your circulars?

- Do you wash your swatches?

- Can you read while knitting?

- Are you planning to attend any of the fiber festivals this summer?

- Have you ever used a kitchen scale to weigh yarn?

- Have you ever knit with Cascade 220?

- What's your take on interchangeable knitting needle sets?

- If there were a reality TV show about knitters, would you want to be in it?

- Does the world need more books about sock knitting?

- Do you care how many yards are in a skein of yarn?

- Have you ever tried dyeing your own yarn?

- What's the most you'll comfortably pay for a 125-yard skein of yarn?

- Do you know where Haapsalu is?

- Have you ever knit a sweater from the top down?

- Have you ever knit with ribbon?

- Have you ever heard of brioche stitch?

- Have you ever knit with hemp before?

- How fond of cables are you?

- Which do you enjoy more, starting or completing a project?

- In terms of fibers, processing, spinning, and dyeing, do you care where your yarn comes from?

- Where do you get the majority of your yarns?

- Did you have any real knitting disasters this year?

- Must all knitting books have patterns?

- Are you knitting any gifts this year?

- Lace or cables?

- Would you consider knitting with yarn from someone else's unraveled project?

- Do you enjoy winding skeins of yarn into balls?

- Do you find yourself drawn more to bright or muted colors?

- Do you like to buy sets of needles, or do you prefer picking up individual pairs as needed?

- Have you ever gotten a paperback knitting book spiral-bound?

- Which best describes your "itch" tolerance in relation to yarn?

- Have you lost any local yarn stores in the last year?

- How long does your average LYS visit last?

- Realistically speaking, how likely are you ever to be able to knit all the yarn in your stash?

- Do you like learning about knitting techniques and traditions from other countries?

- Do you like brushed mohair yarns?

- How long have you been a Knitter's Review reader?

- Do you trust your handwash-only handknits to your washing machine's gentle cycle?

- Do you have any gifts on the needles at this very moment?

- Do you get miffed when someone else knits for your family or loved ones?

- Do you like to knit with synthetic-blend yarns?

- Do you block sweaters before or after all the pieces have been seamed together?

- Have you ever met a yarn you didn't like?

- What do you think of fingerless mitts?

- What do you think of mystery knitalongs?

- Would you like to see a national holiday for knitters?

- Do you prefer to knit your socks from the top down or the toe up?

- Which sentence best describes your attitude about swatching?

- At fiber festivals, which appeals to you more: the sheep or the yarn vendors?

- Which matters more to you, how a yarn looks or how it feels?

- Do novelty manufactured fibers interest you?

- How open are you to the concept of knitting ebooks?

- How fanatic are you about blocking?

- Did you know that there's more than one way to work a yarn-over?

- Have you ever belonged to a yarn club?

- Are you a Noro fan?

- If you had to, do you think you could knit a sweater from start to finish without following anyone else's pattern?

- Do you prefer to read your magazines in print or online?

- Do fine-gauge yarns intimidate you?

- Are you willing to knit with the fibers from a dead animal?

- Do you keep any kind of knitting journal?

- Do you know the difference between lace knitting and knitted lace?

- Have you ever ordered a yarn from a store in another country?

- When was the last time you did a full inventory of your stash?

- If you had to choose between wool and chocolate, which would you pick?

- Do you own any interchangeable needle sets?

- Are you knitting any gifts for the holidays?

- Do you keep extra backup knitting in your car?

- When was the last time you heard or read a disparaging remark about knitting?

- What do you think of these polls, anyway?

- Are you a stickler for darning all your ends?

- Do you prefer to work on projects in knitalongs or by yourself?

- If you had to choose (and yes, I'm making you choose), which do you prefer: lace or colorwork?

- Is the current economic turbulence causing you to pull back on your yarn acquisitions?

- What's your ideal gauge range?

- Do you like to see patterns for smaller projects in knitting books?

- Do you tend to stick with the same brand of knitting needles?

- Does your interest in wool extend to specific breeds of sheep?

- Has your yarn stash ever been a cause of domestic strife between you and the non-knitting members of your household?

- How often do you wash your handknits?

- Are there any locally produced yarns from your area?

- Do you feel like you have enough time to knit?

- Do you go out of your way to buy knitting bags that are marketed specifically for knitters?

- Do you keep records of your knitting projects?

- If you're out in public and you see another person knitting, how likely are you to approach this person?

- Are you getting much knitting done this summer?

- Do you think knitting is hard?

- Do you consider yourself a solitary or social knitter?

- When was the last time you downloaded a pattern online?

- How satisfied are you with the current batch of print knitting magazines out there?

- When you encounter a problem with a pattern, where do you go for help?

- Have you ever participated in an online knitalong?

- How do you feel about philanthropic yarn and tool companies?

- Has the high price of gas cut into your yarn budget?

- Do you keep all your knitting tools and gadgets in one bag?

- Do you own a ball winder?

- Do you believe online communities should be moderated?

- You prefer your knitting needles made out of which material?

- Straights or circs?

- What's your attitude about knitting the same pattern more than once?

- Have you ever chosen a yarn that you knew wouldn't wear very well, but you liked it so much that you didn't care?

- As the season turns to spring, do you find yourself wanting to put away your knitting needles?

- Do you find yourself drawn more to solids, semisolids, or multicolored yarns these days?

- How would you describe your knitting speed?

- Do you prefer to work from charts or line-by-line instructions?

- Do you knit from the center end or from the outside end of your skein?

- If you had to choose between animal- or plant-based fibers, which would you pick?

- When you're choosing a yarn, does organic matter?

- How often do you go into a yarn store?

- When knitting in the round, are you more of a DPN or circular needle person?

- If you had to choose between knitting lace or socks, which would you pick?

- Will you be giving yourself any knitting gifts for the holidays?

- How much of a blocker are you?

- When was the last time someone knit you a gift?

- How many knitting-related email newsletters do you receive on an average week?

- How comfortable are you knitting around non-knitters?

- Do you have a dedicated space for your knitting stuff?

- When did you start knitting?

- How often do you frog (or unravel) your work?

- Do you receive any knitting-related catalogs in the mail?

- Will you be knitting many gifts for the holidays this year?

- Do you mind when other people squeeze your yarn?

- Have you ever knit with llama fiber?

- Do you listen to audiobooks while you knit?

- Does the arrival of fall inspire you to start new projects?

- Do you like your patterns completely written and ready to go, or do you prefer ones that force you to do some math and make some choices before you begin?

- Are you interested in dyeing your own yarn?

- How many hand-dyed yarns do you have in your stash?

- Do you think metal and yarn should mix?

- Which interests you more, socks or lace?

- Which would you rather receive as a gift, yarn or a book?

- Have you ever knit socks?

- Have you had dreams about your knitting?

- Do you tend to use the yarn specified in patterns?

- Have you ever joined a sock yarn club?

- Which statement best reflects your attitude about felt?

- How long have you been reading Knitter's Review?

- Do you design your own patterns?

- Will you buy a yarn if you hear that it pills?

- Have you ever knit something for a charity?

- Have you ever been to a knitting retreat?

- Do you plan to attend any of this year's fiber festivals?

- How confident are you about choosing colors for colorwork projects?