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Pretty Pastels: 75 Scarf Knitting Patterns and More for Spring

By: Julie DaMario, Editor,

Canaletto CowlAfter a long, cold winter, spring is soothing respite of fresh scents, warm air, and new life. The season of spring is full of the pungent yet lovely smell of growing grass, the eye-popping sight of tiny buds sprouting on dewy trees and bushes as well as miniature bulbs peaking their heads from  flower beds. With spring comes the beautiful floral color palette - not only found in nature, but in easy knitting patterns.


Spring is always a fun time to experiment with color, especially because we've been surrounded by winter grays and whites for so long. The key to wearing color is to not over-do it. Light colors and pretty pastels are graceful way to don a fresh spring look. A healthy dose of lightweight knits are always a wonderful way to incorporate a soft floral color. A pop of lavender here or a dash of mint there is a fun way to freshen up an outfit as well as bring out the natural undertones in your skin and eyes.  Light and lacy scarf knitting patterns, beautiful candy-colored sweater knitting patterns, airy knit shawls, and pretty hat knitting patterns are all easy ways to welcome the season of April showers and May flowers.


Whether you’re looking for a pretty knit cardigan for a stroll in the park (try the Sunny Cardigan!) or a precious little jacket for a tiny bundle of joy (we love the Ditsy Daisy Baby Vest), there’s a floral-inspired knitting pattern in here for every springtime enthusiast. So put away those over-sized knitting needles and stash away that bulky yarn. It’s time to get out the lace-weight yarn and your favorite pretty pastel yarn.

Pretty Pastels: 75 Scarf Knitting Patterns for Spring

Pretty Pastels: 75 Scarf Knitting Patterns and More for Spring

Table of Contents

Knitting for Baby

Scarf Knitting Patterns + Cowls

Sweater Knitting Patterns + Cardigans & Tops

Knit Shawl Patterns

Hat Knitting Patterns


Pretty and Pink Easy Knitting Projects


If you're itching for more pink patterns, take a look at our Pretty and Pink Easy Knitting Projects!



Knitting for Baby

Fairy Lacy Baby CardiIs it just us or do babies always look cuter in pastels? Shower your baby this spring in adorable baby sweater knitting patterns, tiny knit jackets, and adorable hoodies. These free knitting patterns are so cute, you might find yourself with a mighty need to make one in an adult's size for yourself! For the spring, these are the patterns to knit for your little one. Don't throw them away once your baby is all grown out of them; because these knits are timeless, you can always keep them around for the next baby born in your family.


Scarf Knitting Patterns + Cowls

Dreamsicle Lace ScarfA burst of color around your neck is a great way to bring out the rosy color of your cheeks and make your features really stand out. Any of these beautiful pastel scarf knitting patterns are perfect for any springtime activity. These scarf knitting patterns are also light enough to allow you to enjoy the lovely, warming weather, but cozy enough to keep the chill from your neck when the temperature drops at night. Spring can be such a fickle time, so you're going to need scarf knitting patterns that can withstand just about anything.


Sweater Knitting Patterns + Cardigans & Tops

Seaside CardiganCandy-colored knit cardigan patterns and lightweight sweater knitting patterns are a spring wardrobe staple. Freshen up your closet with some of these gorgeous and easy knitting patterns. After all, you'll have so much more room in there after all that spring cleaning. These pretty pastel knit cardigans and sweaters also look light and cheery enough for the summer; you know that just every building you enter will be overly air-conditioned, so these are perfect to wrap around your waist before you go to work or the doctor's office.


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Knit Shawl Patterns

Basic PonchoA light and lacy knit shawl pattern is a pretty way to enjoy a breezy spring day. Wrap yourself up in these pretty pastel patterns. Knit shawls are known for their amazing versatility; there are so many ways to wear them! The "faux cowl" and "tied" styles are perfect for a temperate spring day, but when it starts to get a little chillier out, switch it up to "tied" or "pinned" for a bit of extra coverage! You'll be able to wear these shawls year-round, but we just love them for the springtime.


Hat Knitting Patterns

Lazy Day Lace HatA light spring beanie is a girl's (or boy's!) best friend. These soft, lightweight knits are perfect for a lazy day at at the park or a stroll along the beach. With summer fast approaching, you don't have much time left to wear your favorite knit hats, so now is the time to get started with one of these beautiful patterns. These were specially chosen both for their light, springy pastel tones and their comfortable weight, so you'll never find yourself sweating bullets or shivering while outside with one of these babies wrapped around your head.

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