Sweet Spring Projects by Independent Designers

Spring is most definitely in the air! It’s time to put away our sweaters and chunky scarves and bring out our lighter wardrobes. For all of us fiber lovers, that means it’s time for a fun new spring yarn project! Or two… or three…

Let’s start with this fabulous Mesa Wrap, designed by Chelsea Berkompas. It’s a light and airy summer wrap with sections of mesh lace and a distinct striping pattern shaped by simple short rows. Knit in Lindy Chain, this wrap has a wonderful drape and sheen.

The Sienna Sweater is a versatile lightweight sweater. Wear it in layers for cool spring evenings, or on it’s own with a pair of capris for summer days. The hem, collar, and sleeves are accented with seed beads for just a touch of sparkle. Designed by Margaret Holzmann and knit in soft and smooth Shine Sport.

Tara Schreyer’s adorable Bed of Flowers Blanket is much more than the perfect baby shower gift! Each square is crocheted individually, so you can turn them into a queen bed cover, a table cloth, a scarf, a pillow… whatever you dream up. Crocheted in machine-washable Swish Worsted for easy care.

animal socks

Lastly we have a bit of whimsy for your feet with Lauren Riker’s Pawsome Pals and Check Meowt! sock patterns. The details are incredible, from the dimensional ears to the loveable little knitted sayings. You’ll want to knit up a few pairs of these in Stroll Sock yarn.

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Each of the designers featured in today’s post are a part of Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership program. Our IDP program is a way for our customers to have easy access to affordable patterns by independent designers, and to help designers gain exposure throughout the knitting community. We’ve done our best to create a fair and equitable program for independent designers. Designers receive 100% of the pattern sale price and retain full rights to their designs. You can learn more about our IDP program here.

I hope you’ve been inspired by these talented ladies and their wonderful designs. Until next time… happy knitting! (And crocheting!)



  1. Gjj / April 19, 2016

    Beautiful patterns!

  2. Tara Schreyer / April 18, 2016

    Oh my! Those socks…love them!

  3. Ashley age 12 / April 18, 2016

    I love the Mesa Wrap and those cute socks! Great inspiration for my next project.