Spring Knitting: Top 5 Ravelry Favorites from Warm Days, Cool Knits
It’s the first day of spring, and we all know what that means: spring knitting! It’s time to pack away the chunky merino for next year, and get ready to cast on with a lighter yarn for your first warm-weather projects. If your queue isn’t already bursting with inspiration for the season, we’ve got the solution for you!
Corrina Ferguson’s book Warm Days, Cool Knits is a must-have resource for spring knitting projects. While any of Corrina’s lightweight garments and accessories would make a delightful first spring knit, here are the top 5 patterns from Warm Days, Cool Knits that knitters on Ravelry are springing to get on their needles.
5. Lochlan Chevron-Stitch Hoodie
The Lochlan is the ideal casual hoodie for the fickle weather of spring. Luxurious DK-weight yarn combined with a stretchy, easy-to-memorize pattern creates a light, cozy fabric. Not to mention chevrons are a big trend in spring knitting!
4. Darl Diamond-Lace Cardigan
An easy layering piece for any season, the Darl is a simple cabled cardigan with enough openwork to keep it from being too warm. Work up this beautiful knit in a sportweight yarn for a sweater that is easy on the hands and even lovelier to wear.
3. Coralue Short-Sleeve Raglan
A personal favorite, the Coralue tee is worked in reverse stockinette stitch with beautiful twisted cable detail at the yoke. The cable pattern knits up like a dream in sportweight yarn, making it light and lofty enough for spring.
2. Bayard Cable-Yoke Pullover
Not ready to pack away all those cozy cable-yoke sweaters from winter yet? Worked up in a ridiculously soft but light DK-weight yarn, the Bayard is a wonderful transitional cable-yoke sweater. The Bayard features three-quarter sleeves for lighter weather and a unique lacy cabling pattern around the yoke reminiscent of spring foliage.
1. Leora V-Neck Tank
Knitters on Ravelry can’t get enough of the Leora tank, and we are definitely inclined to agree. Fingering-weight linen yarn creates a tank that’s substantial enough to be worn alone and still light enough to keep you comfortable on the warmer days of spring. The simple yet lovely Leora features feminine lace detail around the V-neck collar as well as traveling down the sides.
So what do you think; are you ready to start some spring knitting? With Corrina Ferguson’s book Warm Days, Cool Knits in your bag, you’ll be casting on in no time!
Happy spring knitting!