March sees Lion Brand Yarns introduce 'succulent' as their colour of the month and feeling inspired by this and some of their more neutral knits in vanilla (their colour from January) this month is the perfect time to knit a lightweight sweater, vest, poncho or shawl. Sweater weather is not only for fall/winter but also for spring and depending on where you live, even summer. If you live in a hot climate like me, during the summer months of July and August anything knitted might be the last thing you want to wear, but a lightweight knitted wrap or shawl could be useful for late night beach drinks or walks around town. These kinds of knits can see you through spring/summer and get plenty of wear.
This month welcomes warmer spring weather and with it bringing sun, flowers and lots of green! That's right, everything is starting to bloom and become a lovely lush green again. The colour inspiration of 'succulent' can inspire those spring/summer vibes and made in light cotton, acrylics or even cotton ribbon you will be able to create something stunning to wear.
I'm inspired by a green colour palette, although I side more with the olive shades rather than the brights, the succulent green palette does have a certain quality about it that makes a statement. In the stores around this time, you normally see a range of bright and bold lightweight knits for women that are geared for spring, so making your own in your preferred colour choice is a much better way of getting exactly what you want. I want to make a succulent inspired triangle scarf or shawl for my next post, that will be an easy knitting pattern for beginners.
Below is a roundup of the Lion Brand patterns that I think will be practical for spring, knit in those succulent greens and in vanilla hues. Featuring a range of sweaters, vests and a hat, this curated collection proves that these knits will keep you both warm and cool in spring.
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1. Lightweight Spring Sweater Knitting Pattern
This lightweight knitted eyelet top pattern is available as a free download on the Lion Brand website, once you have logged in. It has been knit with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn in Jade. I really love this colour and I think it would be a lovely colour to use for a baby sweater or wrap cardigan.
2. Easy Cardigan Vest Knitting Pattern
This easy casual cardigan vest looks like the perfect thing for spring walks or coffee in town, paired with jeans, a long-sleeved shirt and sunglasses. This has been knit with Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in the colour deco and Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn in pearls. These yarns look like they have a really soft and cosy texture.
3. Striped Pullover Knitting Pattern
Knit yourself a lightweight raglan pullover with statement spring colours. This has been made with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in the colour sage, New Basic 175 Yarn in the colours thyme, juniper, and cream. If stripes are your thing, this sweater will definitely make your day!
4. Cable Cardigan Vest Knitting Pattern
This cabled cardigan vest looks like the perfect thing to thrown on over a long-sleeved shirt and jeans, for work, weekends in the park with the family or running errands. It looks so cosy and comfy that you could wear it anywhere! Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn in fisherman this looks like it would knit up fast. This yarn is so lovely to work with I really enjoy working with it, so take a look at my free hat patterns and look out for the Aphrodite hat and the Chloe hat, which both use the fisherman yarn.
5. Spring Hat Knitting Pattern
This knitted hat pattern is an easy knit with low-cost materials. The colour is so good for spring and would go with many outfits in neutral colours. The hat has been made with Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn in the colour Saint Louis Sage. I would wear something in this colour, perhaps a vest cardigan or large wrap, paired with jeans, a long-sleeved shirt and lightweight jacket.
Whatever you are making right now, I hope this post has given you some outfit ideas for spring and also for new knitting projects. Please let me know in the comments which ones are your favourites!
Happy Knitting! xoxo
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