And the virus's name was 'Ishbel'.One is in Noro and is for a swap (shhhhh...) and one is in Wollmeise Twin La Digitessa.
I love a good viral knit.. there is something very reassuring about knitting something that has been knit by hundreds, or perhaps even thousands of people before me. The fact that any errata gets ironed out way before I begin is a big bonus, but there is also the joy of seeing the item knit in dozens of different yarns, and in a myriad of different colours, and reading and seeing about modifications people have made and problems they encountered. I think people who avoid popular patterns just because they are popular are missing out on what is often a great pattern. Popular patterns don't become so for no reason!
I'm definitely not one to shy away from the knitting bandwagon, and of the top 20 most popular patterns in Raverly (as of today), I have knit 10 .
Baby Surprise Jacket
February Lady Sweater
Noro Striped Scarf
Turn a Square - Ravelry Link
Lace Ribbon Scarf
One Row Handspun Scarf
My So Called Scarf
February Baby Sweater - Ravelry Link
How about you?