As I type this, snow is falling and the wind is blowing. It is currently 32 degrees in Chicago and we are experiencing what is known as “Thundersnow.” This winter has not been kind and I absolutely hate it. Until the weather takes a turn and the snow finally melts, I’ll have to gaze at images or warm beaches and even warmer sweaters.
It’s no surprise that I can’t get enough of FaveCrafts’ most recent round-up of knit sweater patterns. Not only are there warm shawls, wraps and pullovers for women, there are plenty of patterns for men and kids, too. No one will be left out in the cold with this handy collection. Plus, there are so many options to choose from – whether you love bulky knits or light and open lace, you’ll find a project to work on.
My absolute favorite pattern is for the Easy Baby Cardigan. This adorable project melts my heard and makes me want to grab a pair of needles. Best of all, the pattern only calls for 3 balls of yarn, so you don’t have to go broke at the craft store. Use blue or pink yarn to complete this project and give it to an expectant or new mommy – it’s a great gift idea.
There are plenty of patterns for men that won’t disappoint. Guys can be extra hard to create crafts for, but these patterns are simple and utilitarian enough to be worn every day. Make A Knit Men’s Sweater using 7 balls of yarn in a neutral color like gray or taupe. This simple pullover is a great layering piece that feels and looks so good. Since there aren’t any buttons or cumbersome elements, it’s easy to throw on or take off.
Now it’s time to make something for yourself. The Comfortable Pocket Cardigan only requires one yarn color – no busy pattern, no optical illusions. I also love the v-neck and low pockets – so stylish and timeless at the same time. Sure, you could head out to the mall and buy an expensive sweater that probably doesn’t fit, but why? This sweater pattern is so much fun to make and looks better than anything you’d find in a store.
Even though it feels like winter will never end, the fact is it will soon. Start working on one of these sweater patterns now so it can get plenty of use this season. You wouldn’t want to get caught in the “Thundersnow” without one!