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On Trend: 6 Knit & Crochet Patterns in Spring Pastels

April 17th, 2013

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Spring has finally sprung, and it feels great to transition into a different wardrobe.  Spring is a fun season because you can show off multiple pieces with layered outfits, play around with bright and bold colors, or add just a touch of color with soft and sophisticated pastels.  Pastel colors aren’t just for babies, as they have become quite popular this season, and they’re an easy family of colors to incorporate into your knitwear.

Pastels add classic sophistication to an outfit, and they pair great with neutrals like gray, white and beige.  Below, I’ve gathered a few patterns already knit or crocheted in pastel colors to help you determine what kind of pastel piece you’d like to add to your wardrobe.  I personally love the Eyelet Swing Cardi in LB Collection Cotton Bamboo; it would pair very nicely with slim fitting khaki pants and a white top/tankTake a look at some of the options below for more pastel inspiration (click on the photos to access the patterns on LionBrand.com):


Knit Ballet Wrap
Superwash Merino Cashmere: Seafoam
Spring Pastel Scarf
Crochet Spring Pastel Scarf
Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton:
Petits Fours
Modern Lace Shawl
Crochet Modern Lace Shawl
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend:
Gerbera Daisy
Pearl's Cardigan
Crochet Pearl’s Cardigan
Microspun: Blush
beach cover up
Crochet Beach Cover Up
Cotton-Ease: Seaspray
Eyelet Swing Cardi
Knit Eyelet Swing Cardi
LB Collection Cotton Bamboo: Gardenia

*For more pastel palettes, check out the colors in: LB Collection Angora Merino, Baby’s First and Babysoft

Thinking of incorporating a pastel piece into your knitwear? Share your thoughts on what type of pastel project you’d like to work on in the comments!

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  • Ted

    Spring/Summer knitwear for guys? I’d very much like to see a man’s tank-top in cotton or cotton-blend mesh, for example.

    • Brandyce

      Hi Ted, we have a mesh tank pattern for women that you might be able to adapt to your own measurements: http://lby.co/13kHDWU Maybe that can help jump start a project for you. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • YarnUiPhoneApp

    I think I like the ballet wrap top best. But I need to do some more abdominal exercises to get the flat tummy that goes with the wrap. Little love rolls aren’t flattering and they’re not a part of this knit pattern. That said, maybe if I knit this wrap, I will get incentive to get those abdominal exercise into my exercise routine?

    • Brandyce

      Thanks for sharing @YarnUiPhoneApp:disqus! Knit one day, work out the next – or, knit for a bit, and then work out right afterwards. You can be working on two goals at once! Good Luck :)

  • Craftyauntlisa

    Would love to see a version of the Eyelet Swing Cardi in crochet. It’s beautiful but I don’t knit :-(

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