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Pinspiration: My favourite knitting patterns 2021

I am not sure if it is the recent cold spell in London or my recent re-found love of knitting. But I have recently spent a lot of time on Pinterest scrolling through sweater patterns. Looking for project ideas to add to my winter wardrobe. Inspired by some of my favourite finds. I thought I would write a Pinspiration post about my favourite knitting and crochet patterns in 2021 (so far).

Pinspiration: My favourite knitting & crochet patterns in 2021 (so far)

1. Wool and the Gang Malibu Sweater

Malibu Sweater
Malibu Sweater by Wool and the Gang

I fell in love with the Malibu sweater when I saw it on Tom Daley’s Instagram Stories. (Yes! Olympic Winning Diver, Tom Daley). It’s one of Wool and the Gang kits. So you get the pattern and yarn in your choice of colours and even the correct sized crochet hook! The knitting pattern uses their Shiny Happy Cotton yarn. Which comes in 25 colours, you can experiment with colour combinations!

2. My Favourite Things Knitwear Vest No. 2 

Vest Number 2
Vest No.2 by My Favourite Things Knitwear

One of my favourite looks for cooler summer days is throwing a woolly vest of a smock dress. This simple knitted vest is a quick knit. Being a fast knit, this vest could be part of your autumn wardrobe within no time. Enabling you to continue wearing your floral summer dresses in the cooler months. 

3. Granny Square Vest 

Granny Sqaure Vest
Granny Square Vest by Red Heart Yarn

Or, if you have a plain dress you want to brighten up, this granny square vest is a great and quick project. Granny squares are so versatile, you can crochet them anywhere, and they are fast to make. Plus, all the colour combinations mean you can create a unique piece of clothing.

4. Not Your Basic Jumper 

Not Your Basic Jumper
Not Your Basic Stitch by Lauren Aston

The ultimate knitting project for the autumn is a warm sweater for the winter months. This is why I love this oversized sweater by Laura Aston Designs. The site offers two options to buy this pattern, either a complete kit or the pattern on its own. The pattern comes with instructions sweater to adapt it to be a colour-block sweater. Or the plain version pictured here. Plus, Laura Aston Designs has some amazing colours to choose from in the kits.

5. A Taste of Lace

Taste of Lace Sweater
Taste of Lace Sweater by Stitch & Story

Another great pattern I found was the Taste of Lace sweater from Stitch and Story. It is a beautiful boxy cropped sweater that has three-quarter length sleeves. But, what I like is the simple lace panel on the neckline and sleeves. 

6. Picnic Cardigan

Strawberry Cardigan
Picnic Cardigan by Crochet Bao

I am sure this cardigan is a cute summer outfit. But I love the idea of wearing it for autumnal picnics. (Yes, I am deluded into thinking we will have some warmer weather this autumn). I have been thinking how easy it would be to adapt to make pumpkins instead of strawberries!

7. Amara Twin-Set

Amara Twin Set
Amara Twin-Set by I am Lanka Designs 

I love the 90s revival in fashion, and this twin set reminds me of the 90s classic movie Clueless! The Amara set would look great in any colour combination. For a look, Char and Dionne would adore, team it with a short, pleated skirt or combat trousers.

8. Pop Patch Collar 

Pop Patch Collar
Pop Patch Collar by Katie Jones Knits

This collar is fabulous for two reasons. One the project is a great stash-buster, so you can use up all the scraps of yarn you have in your collections. Two, it adds a twist to an existing outfit. Be it adding an autumnal feel to a summer smock dress or brightening up a plain sweater. As I have mainly colourful dresses, I made a muted version of this collar.

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