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.
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.