The Stolen Stitches Pattern Showdown

Do you know how long Stolen Stitches has been around?

At the time of writing the answer to this question is 13 years.

Can you believe that?

And in all that time we have never released a ‘Best Of’ collection.

So like many famous bands before us, we believe it’s time to create a ‘Best of the Best’ Pattern collection.

Now we could be boring about it and just look at sales data and pull together a list… fact, I think I nodded off for a bit there….


we could ask YOU to help!

The second option is much more fun because then we can put together a collection that you want and also offer a raffle prize for everyone who gives us feedback.

Sound good?

Then read on my fellow knitters.

We’ve created a poll broken down into sweaters, cardigans, shawls, and accessories. You can choose one from each section and if you think we’ve missed your favourite pattern there is an option at the end for you to have your say.

You can skip to the google poll here or you can take the rather swish social media poll here.

You can scroll down to view each of the pattern galleries just as a quick reminder of what each of the patterns looks like. I know some of you have been with us from the start and won’t need these galleries but I know I did.

The Sweaters

Colourwork, lace, cables and textured stitches are present in all of these garments. Don’t see your favourite sweater among these then don’t forget to let us know!

Coiled Magenta
Dusty Road
Summer Drops
Spritz Stripes
Tangential Blues
Rusty Lines

The Cardigans

These cardigans span the last 13 years of Stolen Stitches. Nope, we have no idea where the time went but scan below for your favourite.

Capall Dubh
Dark Pearl
Thirsty Rose

The Shawls

Shawls have a rather special place with us. Centrique was one of the very first patterns of Carol’s that I ever saw. Do you remember what yours was?

Penrose Tile
Captivia Wrap
Nepal Wrap
Vines & Vale
Juniper Wings
Bubble Dash
Ice Cloud

The Accessories

This section is made up of socks, scarves, hats, and mitts. All the smaller items that we’ve come to love over the years.

Coriander Hat
Malandros Scarf
Casadh Socks
Peterswell Mitts
Cannan Hood
Palatino Hat
Talium Socks

Time to Vote

Now that you’ve had time to browse the patterns you can open the poll in a new window here or if you’re reading this on your phone we have the super slick social media version here.

We can’t wait to hear what your favourites are!

The Results Are In

A 3x3 grid of 9 stolen stitches knitting patterns.

Just in case you are coming to this post a little later, the results are in and The Best of Stolen Stitches as voted by you is now available as a collection here

This is a ten pattern collection with your favourite cardigans, sweaters, shawls and accessories.

Thank you to all who took the time to vote and share their thoughts with us. The winner of our voting prize is Cheryl King and there is some happy mail on its way to you.

Happy Knitting Everyone!