Despite what a good deal of people might think, knitting isn’t just for winter! Transitional pieces like lightweight sweaters and shawls with fun textures, pastel colours, cute Easter gifts – there’s so many ways to keep knitting all year round. What better way to feel inspired than with free knitting patterns? We’ve rounded up 10 of the best free knitting patterns to inspire your spring knits from fantastic knitwear designers and beloved knitting brands.
1. Pastel Sugar Striped Sweater by Paintbox Yarns
While we adore dreamy fall tones of mustard, khaki and dark maroon for amazing cozy knits, pastel colours are perfect for the sunnier seasons. This pastel striped sweater designed by Paintbox Yarns makes a great sweater to add a little more brightness and colour into your knitting closet.
2. Playful Shawl by Meg Gadsbey
A spring shawl is always a wonderful addition to anyone’s closet. This stylishly simple design by Meg Gadsbey knits up to be the perfect lightweight shawl to wrap up in for those chillier spring mornings.
3. Easter Bunny by Dot Pebbles
Why not knit up a furry friend for a loved one? This beautiful pattern from the talented Dot Pebbles creates the most adorable bunny you could imagine. This intermediate pattern is definitely a challenge but a great project, especially if you have some free time at home.
4. Bunny Ears Egg Cosy by Amanda Berry
Here’s another great bunny-inspired make for knitting newbies! If you want to try your hand at smaller, more intricate knitting projects, a pattern like this is a great place to start. Soon you’ll be knitting these fantastic egg cozies for everyone and their grandmothers.
5. Keiko Sweater Knitting Pattern by Sari Nordlund
Sweaters using more lightweight yarns are the perfect make for the spring months and this pattern by Sari Nordlund is one that so many people love. This simple loose fit sweater will be sure to receive lots of love and wear.
6. Cool Cropped Top by Paintbox Yarns
Getting too warm for a sweater? That’s where this cool cropped top from Paintbox Yarns comes in. This stylish knitted piece is so unique it is bound to be a hit!
7. Color Block Poncho by Brittany at B.Hooked
Another alternative to the warmer knitted sweaters is a poncho – because who needs sleeves, really? Pick some eye-catching colours and get knitting!
8. Celtic Headband by Juliana Lustenader
Ditch the woolly hats and switch to a stylish headband that will still keep your ears and head warm in the colder days of spring. This beautiful cable kit headband by Juliana Lustenader would make a great first cable knit project.
9. Melusine Cardigan by Phildar
This gorgeous cardigan from Phildar is a lovely design that’s perfect to throw on as a layering piece. Choose any colour you want – but we particularly like the gold.
10. Children’s Bunny Hat and Booties by Lion Brand
This is one the kids are sure to adore! A cute bunny hat complete with floppy ears will keep the little one warm and looking super cute. Make the matching booties to complete this spring look!