Even though we're still shoveling snow here in the Inland Northwest, the calendar says spring is coming, and it's time to cast on some warm-weather knitting patterns!
Here are 10 free projects we think are perfect for springtime knitting (and wearing!).
Amy Gunderson's fly-away cardigan knitting pattern is a great spring layer. Its stripes and shape are fun and flattering. You'll love knitting with Bamboo Pop—it's a shop favorite!
If you're planning any trips, this is the project for you. An easy lace pattern + beautiful gradient yarn = spring knitting perfection. I designed this scarf while I was on a trip to Yellowstone National Park, and it brings back wonderful memories every time I wear it.
Download the Gentle Waves knitting pattern!
I just love this sweater! It's airy construction makes it perfect for transitional weather, and it works up quickly. The Noro Design team really hit it out of the park on this one. Wear the Crochet Sweater over your favorite long-sleeved tee, or over a tank in warmer weather.
Socks are always great to have on the needles; they're lightweight and they travel easily. Michelle Hunter designed Cableship to celebrate her longtime relationship with cables, and to highlight the beautiful colors available in Zauberball yarn. So pretty!
These toe-up socks provide lots of adventures: Michelle uses the German short-row heel and the Russian bind-off.
This one-size-fits-most top really is pretty enough! Knit in warm-weather-perfect HiKoo CoBaSi (a cotton/bamboo/silk blend), this sweater will become a transitional weather staple.
I love the two-tone look of this sweater, but you can knit it in one color, too, and let the vertical eyelet feature really shine. Download your free copy of the Pretty Enough Sweater!
Knit up some fun! We have several of these cuties around the shop, and they always bring smiles to shoppers. Place a few Spring Chicks in your home for an instant burst of spring!
This versatile pattern goes from size 3 months to 8 years!
Let the sun shine in with this pretty topper. Throw it on over a pretty dress or jeans and a tee-shirt, it works with everything!
I absolutely love designer Norah Gaughan. Her stitch patterns are so unique and creative, and Bleddyn is no exception—the simple leaf pattern surrounded by a mesh stitch is springtime perfection.
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.