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Cotton: 5 favorites to knit for spring!

Sideways Ribbed Top pattern

The warmer weather is keeping our cotton kick going strong! Here are five of our favorite cotton knitting projects, perfect for spring and summer…

A-Line Cotton Tunic

Cotton A-Line Tunic

You’ll love the flattering shaping and fast knitting of Jo Sharp’s simple and stunning summer tunic. Knit in stockinette and available in two lengths with a-line shaping and a keyhole opening with button at back neck. Summer comfort and contemporary elegance. This tunic is simple to knit, even for a beginner knitter.

Sizes: Sm (Med, Lg, Xl) To Fit Bust 31.5″ (35.5, 39.5, 43.5)”

Requires 872 – 1,308 yards, size US #6 needles, straight and circular.

 

 

 

Sideways Ribbed Top

 

A simple yet distinctive ribbed top by Jo Sharp, knitted all in one piece, sideways from cuff to cuff. Various sleeve and body lengths available. Suitable for a beginner knitter.

Sizes: Sm (Med, Lg, Xl) To Fit Bust 31.5″ (35.5, 39.5, 43.50)”

Requires 545 – 1,415 yards, size US #6 needles, straight or circular.

 

Sideways Ribbed Top pattern

Side To Side Pullover

A sweet and simple kids summer top from a classic Knitting Pure & Simple pattern. Featuring a cap sleeve or short sleeve version, this is very easy and quick to knit. The gauge is loose to allow the neckline to drape, the body to cling, and the sweater to stretch in length. Perfect for adapting to a longer length and making as a tunic style to wear over leggings.

 

Side to Side Pullover for Girls by Knitting Pure and Simple  Side to Side Pullover for Girls by Knitting Pure and Simple

Sizes (chest): 18 (21, 23, 25, 27)”

Requires 275 – 650 yards, size US #8 needles.

 

Side to Side Vest

With easy poncho styling this simple piece is “one size fits many” and it’s easy to modify for a longer/larger version. This is great mindless knitting (think road trip, day at the beach…) with results that are anything but boring in a colorful variegated yarn. Great for any season – from campfire or beach cover up right on into next fall. Just cast on and go!

 

Side to Side Vest  Side to Side Vest

Sizes (chest): 18 (21, 23, 25, 27)”

Requires 275 – 650 yards, size US #8 needles.

Try it in Noro’s Taiyo cotton blend.

 

Noro Taiyo Yarn Noro Taiyo Yarn

 

Ellen’s Favorite Baby Sweater

This will be a fast favorite for you too! A go-to knitting project when you want an easy to care for and soft as a cloud baby present. Snuggly and versatile this little number is machine wash/dry. This cute jacket style cardigan is fun and easy to knit for any kiddo!

 

Ellen's Favorite Baby Present - Casco Bay Chenille Worsted - Pattern download  Ellen's Favorite Baby Present - Casco Bay Chenille Worsted - Pattern download

Sizes: 6 (12 mo, 2 yrs, 4 yrs)

Requires 220, 250, 350, or 440 yards, size US #5 or #6 needles.

Adorable in Casco Bay Cotton Chenille Yarn.

 

Casco Bay Cotton Chenille Yarn Casco Bay Cotton Chenille Yarn

 

For great tips on working with cotton, click here!

 

Related items of interest: • Our yarnsLight weight yarnsCotton yarnsKnitting PatternsMedium weight yarns

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