Knit + Crochet Patterns
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May sees Lion Brand Yarns introduce 'marigold' as their colour of the month and as the weather starts to get much warmer (depending on where you live that is!) this month is the perfect time to make a lightweight sweater, vest, poncho or shawl.
If you live in a hot climate on a gorgeous little Greek island like me, during the summer months of July and August anything made from yarn might be the last thing you want to wear, so instead, you could make something for your home, like a lightweight blanket or afghan.
Below is a roundup of the Lion Brand patterns that I think will be practical for the month of May, made in those sunny marigold hues. Take a peek at the lovely colour inspiration below - featuring the fantastic outfit Amal Clooney wore to the Royal wedding and other shades of lemon, yellow and mustard.
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This comfy looking Midtown cardigan knitting pattern, designed by Stephanie Lau (Aka AllAboutAmi) is available on the Lion Brand website. It has been made with Lion Brand LB Collection® Superwash Merino Yarn in dijon, such a lovely colour!
This knit cardigan could be worn all year round, over dresses, shorts or jeans. I want to make one and wear it when I'm working at my desk, it just looks soooooo comfy and snuggly.
If the stronger yellows and rich mustards are not your colours, perhaps something lighter or a bit more subtle will inspire you. This gorgeous Lemon Drop Sweater designed by Two of Wands (Alexandra Tavel) uses LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo Yarn.
It looks like an easy sweater to make and will go with any of your summer outfits! I just love the huge wide sleeves, they make it look so boho and knitting a drop stitch is one of my all-time favourite knitting stitches.
This lightweight crochet cardigan pattern, designed by Teresa Chorzepa is available as a free download on the Lion Brand website, once you have logged in. It has been made with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn in goldenrod 158.
Knit yourself a ribbed hat in a statement colour. This has been made with Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick yarn in butterscotch 189. Make yourself a chunky hat for when the colder weather strikes or if you live in a cold climate, it will be perfect for this time of the year!
Crochet Afghan Patterns
If knitting garments for the warmer weather are not what you want to do right now, then making something for the baby or for your home could be your next project!
Modern afghans with geometric patterns are trending right now and look like amazing pieces to work on, that will help you to develop your knit or crochet skills.
Take a look at these pretty crochet afghan patterns below >
If you can't wait to get started and make something in this happy colour, take a look at the Lion Brand yarns below, some have been used for the patterns above, like the 24/7 cotton and wool-ease thick and quick.
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Whatever you are making right now, I hope this post has given you some new project ideas. Please let me know in the comments which ones are your favourites!
Happy making! xoxo
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