Enjoy Earth-friendly patterns, retro style, terrific tops, and more!
Let’s hear it for Spring! Longer, warmer days, bright sunshine — and lots of great projects to knit!
Let’s take a look inside the April 2023 issue of I Like Knitting to see the Spring forecast!
A Little Bit Retro
Nothing says Spring like flowers, so why not make a pillow where the flowers are always in bloom? Our Flower Power Pillow makes a bold splash of color with its cheerful flowers and totally 70s retro feel. Knit this pillow in chunky weight yarn using the intarsia method for a cool, groovy look.
You’ll feel like a kid again in our Loopty Loo Socks. This whimsical pattern is sure to make you smile. A sock pattern for advanced knitters, you’ll love the cheerful stripes and contrasting loops.
Need something colorful for a new member of the family? Our Gracie Stripes Easy Baby Blanket is packed with color and comfort. And you know Spring is the season of layering, so why not make yourself (or a friend) the Mollie Spring Cardigan? Contrasting colors and lacy eyelets will make this cardigan a cool-weather, layering favorite.
Down to Earth
Earth Day is in April, and what better way to mark the day than to use up a bunch of your yarn stash? Our Patchwork Earth Blanket pattern combines simple rib stitch with fun blocks of color to create a super-comfy textured blanket. Even better: this pattern is rated easy, and will give new knitters a chance to work in the intarsia technique.
What’s a comfy blanket without a pillow? Our Mountainscape Pillow uses the intarsia technique, too, and this weekend project is perfect for beginning knitters and beyond. You’ll love the mountainscape view you can take with you anywhere!
When you head out for your walk, don’t forget to put on your Wayfaring Leaves Ankle Socks. This pattern is rated easy, too, and it’s a great way to dip your toe in the sock-knitting pool. The geometric pattern of these socks will remind you of Spring leaves while you work up this Fair Isle design.
Mommy + Me
What better way to celebrate Spring than with some mother-daughter sets? Cute, sophisticated, and fun!
Our Karinna Mom & Daughter Shrugs feature an easy lace pattern that will make mom and daughter feel fancy-free. The shrug is worked as a flat rectangle and then folded in half. Dress up the day with this delightful shrug set!
When the flowers start to bloom, step out in style with our Daisy Plaid Mom & Daughter Knit Purses. These matching bags are just bursting with springtime cheer. Work them in the round for a terrific spring look. This pattern includes a bonus daisy corsage that you can clip to your purse, your hair, or your jacket!
Need a fun project for Mothers Day? Make a matching set of Quinn Mom & Daughter Cuff Bracelets. Work these bracelets flat, and use a tiny crochet hook to add bead embellishments as you go along. These would make a great gift!
It’s always sweater weather here at I Like Knitting — we have sweaters for every season! With warmer days on the horizon, work up our Ziggie Tank to have a new favorite layering piece. This pattern’s rated easy, so all knitters are invited to make this versatile and lovely tank.
Advanced knitters will enjoy making our Cerise Tank, with its swirly stitch pattern and square sweetheart neckline. Wear it alone, or layer it with your favorite jacket or cardigan.
For our cable lovers, may we present our Rayanna Cables Top. This intermediate pattern is worked flat from the bottom up and features a patchwork of four different dainty cables on the front. Get out your cable needles and have fun creating this light and lovely top!
The April 2023 issue of I Like Knitting is packed with patterns that are bound to become your new seasonal favorites. Welcome the warming weather with some stunning new projects!
Each one of the patterns in I Like Knitting comes with everything you need to finish your project:
- A full list of all the yarns and tools you’ll need
- Row by row instructions
- Special stitch instructions
- Pattern notes
- Detailed, full-color photography
There’s something for knitters of all experience levels in the April 2023 issue of I Like Knitting. And if you’re still craving more creative projects ideas, you have immediate access to our complete library of more than 700 patterns, expert tips and tutorials, along with many more special collections, including The Knit Mitten Collection, The One-Skein Knitting Collection, The Vintage Knits Collections and The Knit Hat Collection. It’s all yours with your membership in the I Like Knitting Gold Club.
We have over a dozen bold and beautiful projects in our April 2023 issue. Which project will you cast on first?