6 Perfect Patterns for Transitioning from Winter to Spring
By Izzy Mages
People often ask if I knit all year round, and the answer is yes! Part of this is because knitting is my number one hobby and stress reliever, but it's also because knitted objects aren't just for the dead of winter. With March around the corner, Chicagoland weather is going to get even more unpredictable than ever- luckily, there are tons of projects that are perfect for whatever season Chicago throws at you!
Here are 6 patterns that are perfect for Chicago springtime!
Shaking the Tree by Janet Avila - This is an elegant cowl with lace panels, which makes it flowy and airy enough to keep you cool, but can also act as a layer for cold morning commutes. Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere or Keenan Superwash Sock would both be great choices!
Deren Tee by Jacqueline Cieslak - This top is perfect for layering! Make it now and layer a black shirt under it for March, then ditch the layer and enjoy a flowy warm weather short sleeve top or layer it over a summer dress. This pattern is included in the book Embody! Kelbourne Cricket would be a great choice to add some tweedy texture to the stockinette.
The Nudo Headband by January + July - Nudo is a cute headband that is perfect for keeping your ears warm first thing in the morning and once the sun sets, but is a cute accessory for any season. Madeline Tosh Wool + Cotton has the perfect selection of colors for this project! For a more colorful option, try Keenan BFL!
Reagan by Isabell Kraemer - This wrap-style cardigan is the perfect combination of lacey, flowy, and cozy. This is a perfect layer for cool evenings, or for whenever you need to have an extra layer on hand. We have so many amazing fingering weight options that it's hard to choose, but Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere or Dream in Color Bobby BFL would both be great choices!
Delphinia Shawl by Ambah O'Brien - Ambah O'Brien is my go-to for all things shawl, and this one is perfect for any weather. The eyelet panels make it airy, but you can wrap it around like a scarf when you need some extra warmth. Pairing up two colors of Pascuali Balayage would be the perfect choice.
75 Yard Malabrigo Fingerless Mitts by Jeanne Stevenson - For the first few weeks of spring, my steering wheel is still freezing when I get in my car in the morning. Having a pair of fingerless mitts to stick in your pocket is essential. This is a quick and easy knit, so you can knit up a pair for your whole family. The pattern recommends Malabrigo Rios (one of my favorite yarns to work with!) but Lanas or Woolstok would both be equally good choices.
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