We (definitely me) often can get wrapped up in what’s new and shiny. New patterns and kits are promoted and older ones get forgotten, even though you may have at one point been crazy in love with them. Today I’m going to look at a few “classics” that are warmer weather friendly.
This crochet design caught my eye a couple years ago. It’s simple, wearable, and has just enough detail to be fun to make and wear. The kit comes with the pattern and a few skeins of Jeans® yarn, a light worsted 100% acrylic yarn. (If you haven’t tried Jeans® yarn yet then I’d recommend that as well. It’s soft and easy-care. I’ve made several baby items from it with great results!)
OK, so maybe not a completely warm-weather design, but after reminiscing about the Navajo shrug above I was reminded of this one. The designers must have been on the same wavelength.
Over the years Alex (aka Two of Wands) has published many designs with Lion Brand yarns, so chances are you’re already familiar with her work. This piece is a classic throwback worked in 24/7® Cotton yarn.
The Chelsea Cape is also from Two of Wands. Can you tell we love the easy blanket shrug shape? Do you? The style is so simple to create and can be worn over outfits from jeans and a tee to a sundress. Simplicity and versatility.
I’ll wrap it up for now with one last design from Two of Wands. This knit wrap immediately became a customer favorite. The color combination in 24/7 Cotton® yarn is neutral and wearable, but still interesting and colorful. The shape is easy to wear. The stitches are achievable by a beginner knitter with a project or two under their belt. It’s a winning combination!
Do you have favorite patterns and kits from the past that you love? Let us know what you loved to make and/or keep looking back to!