Spring knit

When the days start to get longer and the sun sends warm rays from the sky, spring is just around the corner. Aren't we all happy to see tulips in bloom, butterflies searching for the first blossoms and blackbirds gathering the first nesting material? For us knitters, that means gradually saying goodbye to cuddly knits and already taking a look at the first breezier designs. Wait a minute! Spring still has cool days in store for us, too, and there's the dilemma: what we're looking for is warm knitwear that can also be worn in bright sunshine and double-digit temperatures.

We have compiled for you some designs that can accompany you on the needles through the spring.

Spring messenger cotton

If knitwear is supposed to be warm and temperature-regulating at the same time, it's worth taking a look at the world of plant fibers. Cotton, modal and linen are characterized by precisely these characteristics. Another common feature is the weight and density of the fibers. All of the fiber types mentioned are available for different needle sizes, but their run lengths are often significantly shorter compared to sheep's wool.

One of our favorites among the cotton yarns is Willet by Quince & Co. It is now available in 31 beautiful colors and is produced sustainably.

The basic shirt is a great companion for the first warm days. Photo: © Susanne Müller.

So pick out your favorite colors and knit for example the Basic shirt from paula-m. With only five skeins you can knit an absolute must-have for your closet. The shirt is rather short and you knit it from the bottom up. If you want a little more length, just knit a little wider before working the back and front separately for the sleeves. The Basic Shirt is cut slightly oversized. So you can easily wear it over a long-sleeved blouse when the spring sun doesn't allow for short sleeves yet.

If you prefer to stick with longer sleeves, you'll be happy with this one from Bobbie by Pam Allen will surely be happy. Also Bobbie is knitted from Willet knitted.

Pick two contrasting colors, that's how the stripes work best. Again, knit from the bottom up, working the front and back separately from the sleeve neckline and finally sewing the shoulders together at the top. To all of you with sewing aversion: Don't worry, the shoulders are put together really quickly. Finally, knit the sleeves again in rounds right at the neckline. Bobbie The sleeve is knitted in rounds directly at the neckline and has a positive ease of 25 to 30 cm, so that you can easily combine the piece with a longer top.

Bobbie makes you want to have your first picnic in the park. Photo: © Pam Allen.