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Published on April 7th, 2016 | by Liza

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Lovely lightweight knitting patterns for Spring

Even if it doesn’t feel like it everywhere, spring is here. As the temperatures rise, so does the desire for soft, light, flowy garments to wear. We’ve collected the most beautiful, springy patterns made from lighter weights yarns — no super bulky allowed.

Lightweight knitting patterns: La Primavera Dress by Suzie Sparkles, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

La Primavera Dress by Suzy Sparkles can be made with long or short sleeves, perfect for different seasons. Use a cotton yarn like Schachenmayr Catania for a lightweight option that can transition into spring and summer.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Elfe by Astrid Schramm, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

Elfe by Astrid Scramm is a cute tee with an interesting stripe pattern. Use a gorgeous yarn like Cascade Heritage Silk for an extra gorgeous knit.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Lavina by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

Lavina by Cecily Glowik MacDonald is a beautiful lace tee that can be dressed up or down. The lacy pattern will let some air in in warmer weather, and a yarn like Spud and Chloe Fine will add a touch of luxury.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Shawl Shirt by Susanne Sommer, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

Scarves and shawls are beautiful, but sometimes you don’t need the added warmth. The Shawl Shirt by Susanne Sommer gives the visual interest of a triangular shawl in a lightweight raglan tee. Use Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light for a feeling of luxury.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Axiom by Hanna Maciejewska, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

Axiom by Hanna Maciejewska is a light tee with an open lace panel in the center. For a rich feel to this raglan top, use BC Garn Jaipur Silk Fino.

Lightweight knitting patterns: One Piece, Knit Twice by maddycraft, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

One Piece Knit Twice by maddyknits is a cute, open tank perfect for over a camisole in warmer weather. Make it in a lightweight cotton like Online Linie 134 Candy or Schachenmayr Catania Fine for a cool top.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Vivacious Osney Shrug by Jeni Hewlett, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

The Vivacious Osney Shrug by Jeni Hewlett is a cute, one-piece item that’s great for spring and summer. Throw it on over a tank or sundress to keep your shoulders covered and warm. Make it with Fyberspates Vivacious 4 Ply.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Persuading Jane by The Restless Knittera, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

Persuading Jane by The Restless Knitter is not quite a shrug and not quite a cardigan, but is perfect for warmer weather, especially when you need a little something for a cooler evening. Use a luxurious fingering weight yarn like Madelinetosh Tosh Sock or Spud and Chloe Fine for warmth and comfort.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Whippet by ANKESTRiCK, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern

Whippet by ANKESTRiCK is a light, open, jacket-style cardigan great for throwing on over a tank or dress. Use a soft wool like Katia Merino Baby in a springy color.

Lightweight knitting patterns: Song Skirt by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, download on LoveKnitting

A nice knee-length skirt like the Song Skirt by Cecily Glowik MacDonald is a great garment for spring. Made from Spud and Chloe Fine, this piece would look great with an airy blouse or strappy tank.

What lightweight knitting patterns are you knitting for spring? Tell us in the comments!

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About the Author

Liza is a New York-based writer and photographer who is working on a Ph.D in Information Studies. She gets her best knitting done on the subway, and likes dogs more than people. She posts about knitting and yarn on her blog, Knitblr, as well.


Last updated: August 11th, 2017.

2 Responses to Lovely lightweight knitting patterns for Spring

  1. Wendy Brill says:

    All these summer cotton are absolutely lovely but they are all on download.
    Unfortunately I don’t have a printer and I am using an iPad.
    So is it possible to buy some of these patterns if they are printed?
    Thanx love the site.

  2. Karen says:

    I store my patterns that I download in my iBooks. Just click on open in safari on your iPad and most of the time, the downloaded patterns go directly to iBooks. I have at least 200 patterns saved in my iBooks!

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