At the end of each month we like to look at which patterns and kits were most loved by you, our customers! May was primarily about carefree wearable pieces with an irresistible baby blanket and delicate shawlette as well. The following 9 favorite patterns from May will take your knitting and crochet through cool Spring mornings and warm Summer evenings from the beach to a knit out.
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Everyone in the Lion Brand office fell in love with the Sea Breeze sweater designed by Stephanie Lau of All About Ami. It’s the perfect easy-going knit to make and wear. Pretty stripes and soft beachy colorways make this design perfect for cool Summer nights. Knit using Fast Track yarn
This simple design is a beautiful example of less can be more. 3 colors of Fast Track yarn are worked in succession for bold blocks of color. Play with color choices or work this neutral palette as show. (White, Trucker Taupe, and Chopper Grey) Pattern designed by ChiWei Ranck (One Dog Woof).
This gender neutral blanket is crocheted using 6 colors of Baby Soft. The combination of colors laid out in thick stripes give off a cheerful vibe that’s perfect for children of all ages. Double the yarn and make a larger afghan! Afghan pattern designed by Jess Coppom, Make & Do Crew.
This knit pullover designed by Jessica Potasz (Mama in A Stitch) is worked in Jeans yarn using the “Faded” colorway. The casual, slightly off the shoulder, boat neck top paired with relaxed shaping gives the piece a relaxed vibe. Pair it with jeans® (the non-yarn kind!) or wear it as a layer piece over Summer dresses and swimwear as the day cools down.
The everyday shrug lives up to it’s name. This over-sized piece will wrap you in comfort like a blanket, only you can wear this one out and about! The shrug is worked in Jeans® yarn with the primary color being “Classic” and accents on the edges in “Top-Stitch”. (Wondering why there’s a shade of Jeans® that’s not denim? Check out the blog post HERE!)
The Oxford Boyfriend Cardigan is one of those pieces you’ll want to live in. It’s stylish, yet comfortable, and since it’s knit in super bulky Fast Track yarn it will fly right off your needles in no time. This design is available as a kit with two size options and 4 color combinations. Designed by Alexandra Tavel (Two of wands).
This simple shrug pattern is the crochet counterpart to the Everyday Shrug (#6 above). Workable, wearable, stylish comfort. The shrug in the photos uses 6 balls of Jeans® yarn in the Stonewashed colorway.