YOUR #1 SPRING KNITTING GUIDE!
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Welcome in the brightest season with a fresh wardrobe and an exciting new yarn stash!
Exciting new spring collections are in store now - both on the high street and in your local yarn shop - and we are loving what we see! Check out our showcase of our favourite trends, yarns and patterns for you to enjoy. Which will be first on your to-knit list?
Blue & White
Two classic colours that are working in perfect harmony this season. Whether it’s a bold royal blue or a more subtle hue, pairing it with a crisp white brings an instant burst of springtime freshness.
Rowan Magazine 63 has a number of patterns that are perfect for this trend, including the simply stylish Paragon (above) and the rather more intricate Delft shown below:
Stripes are an easy way of combining two colours you love. Experiment with the width of the bands of colour for an interesting look. This striped sweater from King Cole is perfect for spring!
Click here to buy King Cole pattern 5040
The fashion world’s love of denim is still going strong with head-to-toe styles making waves on the high street. The knitting industry isn’t far behind with plenty of exciting yarns and patterns to help you update your wardrobe.
Stylecraft Jeanie is a cotton-acrylic mix with the look of denim. This yarn launched last year but there are six new pattern leaflets for 2018, including this stunning lace cardi with tie-detail sleeves.
Pattern 9497 costs £2.99 from deramores.com
Rowan Selects Denim Lace is new for this spring and is made from recycled materials from the jeans industry. The tweed-like finish brings subtle texture to the four accompanying accessory and garment patterns.
Free pattern from Rowan!
Bergere de France Ruban is another new yarn. It’s a tape yarn made from wool, polyester and acrylic with a white edging that helps define the stitches. This top in shade 10063 Jean from Mag 15 fits perfectly with the denim look.
The denim trend has also influenced this design by Sue Batley-Kyle in the new pattern book King Cole Finesse Book 2. The yarn is a silk and cotton blend and drapes beautifully in this stripy top.
King Cole Finesse Cotton Silk DK
Layers & Textures
We’re seeing lots of ultra feminine touches in the latest collections, such as frills and ruffles. Knit the extra textured look with Jacinta Bowie’s pretty fluted cardigan.
Download this Let’s Knit pattern for free HERE
This beautiful shawl from West Yorkshire Spinners’ latest pattern book Florist was designed by Juliana Yeo and features a delicate eyelet edging. Layer it up with any outfit to complete your spring look. The collection also includes patterns for textured socks and more shawl designs.
Head to wyspinners.com to see more!
If you haven’t seen them already, you’ll be soon spotting jumpers with stitched or embroidered words and messages. They’re great fun to knit and wear and aren’t just for teens.
Penny Hill’s brilliant Sunday sweater is available to download for FREE at letsknit.co.uk
There was a time when glitzy garments were reserved for special occasions but in SS18 you’ll find them making their way into everyday wear too! This comfy and casual-looking jumper from Rico is knitted in the brand’s Cotton Glitz, a pure cotton DK yarn with a multi-coloured metallic thread running throughout.
It’s pattern number 716 and is new for this season. You can buy it for £2.99 from The Crafty Knitter!
Athleisure is in for 2018! For those who aren’t familiar with the look, it focuses on elevating traditional sports clothing into everyday wear. Rowan Selects Mako Cotton is a chainette yarn that comprises 63% cotton and 37% lyocell. It’s light to wear and although it looks like a ribbon yarn, the finished fabric is full of bounce and movement. The supporting pattern book includes eight projects that are perfect for that relaxed yet stylish feel that encapsulates the sports luxe look.
Rowan Selects Mako Cotton
Bright is beautiful and when it comes to knitting, yarn cakes are an easy way to get the look without the effort of changing colour yourself. New Sublime Eden is a gorgeous mix of wool and cotton so is perfect for spring. There are six great colours that knit into bold, eye-catching stripes and a supporting pattern collection.
See more on-trend designs at sublimeyarns.com
Ice Cream Shades
If you prefer a more subtle colour scheme then these on-trend pastels might be right up your street!
King Cole leaflet 5143
Sirdar leaflet 8123
Transcending The Seasons
The British weather is anything but predictable and we’re seeing more and more spinners producing yarns and garments that will serve you well through the lingering chills into the warmer days and beyond.
Rowan Cotton Cashmere blends 85% cotton with 15% cashmere. It’s cool enough for summer yet the fabric has a lovely weight to carry you through the seasons. We love the chalky colour palette! See it for yourself in Sarah Hatton’s supporting pattern collection.
Rowan Cotton Cashmere
Stylecraft Linen Drape is a soft and elegant mix of 70% viscose and 30% linen. That’s an ideal fibre blend for the warmer weather but the colour choices and pattern selection mean it can easily carry across into your autumn knits too!
The Colour Purple
From sweet lilacs to ultra violet, it’s Pantone’s colour of 2018, and you’re going to be seeing a lot of purple this summer. These shades of Paintbox Simply DK in LoveKnitting’s Paintbox Yarns Bella Coco Ombre pack capture the palette perfectly!
See the full Paintbox range at loveknitting.com
RESTOCK YOUR STASH!
Four fab new yarns hitting the yarn shelves this season!
Cygnet Yarns Boho Solids
We adore the jewel shades in this lofty roving-style acrylic aran yarn
King Cole Calypso.
Knit something tropical in subtly textured acrylic and polyamide yarn in tropical shades!
Sirdar Summer Linen
Great for garments! This DK weight, soft drapey blend of 90% lyocell and 10% linen is gorgeous to knit with!
Caron Cotton Cakes
Self striping yarn available in gorgeous bright shades - what’s not to love?
We can’t wait to get something new on our needles and hope you are busy casting on spring knits too!
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