Top 5 rainbow knitting patterns
Continuing with the bright and beautiful rainbow theme, we chose 5 stunning rainbow knitting patterns that were created by our independent designers.
Designed with multiple sizes to fit babies from newborn to 8 years old, this super cute cardigan is knit in one piece from the top down – no picking up stitches for neck or button bands! You will need 4 buttons and 4 ply yarn in every shade of the rainbow. We love DMC Natura Just Cotton, a machine washable, 100% cotton yarn that’s to die for! Check out Prune (59), Prusian (64), Pistache (13), Golden Lemon (43), Safran (47), and Passion (23), as seen here.
This 10 inch (25 cm) square block would be a fantastic addition to a blanket; it could also be used as a face cloth! The intarsia pattern could also be pulled and used in a variety of projects, including sweaters, scarves, and more. This bold block uses DK weight yarn – we recommend Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, a powerhouse yarn that’s machine washable and content to be tumble dried, which is perfect for blankets! For this block, you would need one ball each of Wisteria (3664), Azure (3671), Leaf (3097), Sunflower (3662), and Poppy (3672), as seen here.
These furry friends stand about 14 inches tall and are knitted in pieces in the round, and seamed up when stuffed. (Don’t forget your toy stuffing!) For these unicorns, we love Drops Nepal, a worsted, aran weight that’s spun with a blend of wool and alpaca. This yarn is available in a huge range of shades, click here to check them out!
This gorgeous blanket is the project of a lifetime, with the delicate lacey flower petal designs and endless color combinations. This blanket can be knit in any weight of yarn with the appropriately sized needles. Knit in sock weight yarn, the squares will measure 7.5 inches; you’ll get a 9 inch square with DK weight yarn, and an aran or worsted weight yarn will yield a 10.5 inch square. The pattern includes line by line instructions and a lace chart. Take a look at our huge range of yarns to get inspired to make this project!
This funky fresh shawl is perfect as a gift or to make as a gift for yourself. This triangle shawl is knitted in the very fashionable and delightfully textured garter stitch. Using a clever method, the designer teaches you how to use a crochet hook to only have 4 ends to weave in at the end. The designer recommends Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply in White (001) for the base, and Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby for the colored stripes. Check out 0055, 0058, and 0018 – click on the image below to view all available shades!
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To purchase the designs featured here: click on the image of the design you wish to purchase; this will take you to the page where you can add the pattern to your basket. You can then continue shopping or check out using the normal checkout process. Happy knitting!
Last updated: June 26th, 2015.