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.
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I discovered the Norrland Hat pattern on Ravelry and decided to take on the challenge. I love the trees and snowflakes, and I have never done colorwork and cables at the same time. Since I love learning new things, I bought the pattern immediately and cast on.
I made some modifications, including turning the hat into a slouch instead of a beanie, and I wanted to explain those in case you want to modify your project, too.
Hats are the knitting trifecta: small projects that are useful and make great gifts. You can most hats done in a short time, and many are one-skein wonders.
Here is a variety of free hat patterns, from beanies to slouches to earflap hats, that are guaranteed to suit your gift-knitting needs this season and for years to come.
We're often asked what the difference is between llamas and alpacas. Both llamas and alpacas are south american camelids and they are related but definitely not the same.
Here are 5 quick ways to tell the difference between an Alpaca and a Llama.
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