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Top 10 Free Spring Knitting Patterns

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!).

1. Grand Staff Cardi

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!

Download the Grand Staff Cardi pattern and get some Bamboo Pop while you're at it. We have the colors shown above, black and ocean dots, plus lots of other fun combos!

2. Let's Get Away Scarf

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.

Knit this with Cheshire Cat Mini-Skeins in Jub-Jub Bird, or one of the other gorgeous colorways we have in stock, and download the pattern here!

3. Gentle Waves Shawlette

A lightweight yarn, Fibra Natura Whisper Lace, makes this shawlette perfect for warding off the spring chill. Gentle Waves is a beautiful combination of stockinette and lace, shaped with short-rows.

Download the Gentle Waves knitting pattern!

4. Crochet Sweater

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.

Download this easy crochet pattern, and knit it up in Noro Silk Garden (or any worsted-weight yarn!).

5. Cableship Socks

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!

Cableship free sock knitting pattern

These toe-up socks provide lots of adventures: Michelle uses the German short-row heel and the Russian bind-off.

6. Pretty Enough Pullover

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.

Pretty Enough free sweater knitting pattern

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!

7. Spring Chicks

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!

Spring chicks uses Alpaca Silk Brush carried with a strand of Halo. The nest is crocheted with a super bulky yarn.

8. Spot the Tee

This little top is such a fun knit. Make it up for your child, grandchild, or as a baby shower gift. Spot the Tee is knit up in Bamboo Pop, or any DK-weight yarn.

This versatile pattern goes from size 3 months to 8 years!

9. Sunshine Shrug

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!

The Sunshine Shrug is knit from Universal Uptown Bulky, so it's a super-quick knit. Cast on now and you'll be ready to wear it come April!

10. Bleddyn

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.

Bleddyn is knit from Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, and we have over 15 colors in stock right now! This pattern takes just one skein, so it's economical, too. The shawl shown above is knit with the colorway Grove Mix.
So there you have it! Now fill up your cart with yarn and free patterns and get to knittin'!
Cheers,

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