Is it really already May? Before we know it, the year is going to be half over!
Especially here in "the south," it's getting a bit warmer, so it may seem odd that May's Featured Patterns of the Month are knit using bulky weight. But I can explain; I promise!
Nestled Diamonds Blanket
by Snickerdoodle Knits
A blanket might not sound like the most appropriate knit for almost-summer weather, but not all blankets have to be throw size! If your social circle is anything like mine, it seems like every few days you're hearing that someone else you know is having a baby. And that's exactly why I'm recommending the Nestled Diamonds Blanket as a May featured knitting pattern.
This hand knit blanket has a nice, dense fabric which makes for a cozy accessory that Baby won't get its fingers or hand stuck in. Momma likes that it keeps the wind out on walks outside, too.
This blanket pattern is a fun, engaging knit (with a "rest row" as you purl across the back of the fabric) that makes for a great knit as you sit outside in the cooler evenings. (Or, if you live farther north and you're still getting snowstorms, you know it's still plenty cold enough for blanket knits!)
The Nestled Diamonds Blanket includes 5 sizes (security, baby, stroller, toddler, and throw), plus instructions to adjust the length and the width of a size to make your own custom size!
For color inspiration & suggestions as well as alternative & affordable yarn recommendations, check out “Nestled Diamonds Blanket: Behind the Design & Yarn + Color Recommendations.”
My Favorite Cable Headband
by Snickerdoodle Knits
The days are definitely getting warmer, but the evenings and mornings can still be a bit chilly -- and depending on where you live, you might be getting some cold weather during the day too! My Favorite Cable Headband is just what it sounds like: my favorite headband to wear outside when it's still a bit chilly -- whether I'm out for a walk or attending an outdoor sports event.
This cable headband knitting pattern is quick and simple to knit up -- and with the yarn that I used (it's an affordable yarn, too!), it's super cozy and soft! The pattern includes 5 sizes: baby/toddler, child, small adult, medium adult, and large adult; and it's very easy to adjust the length of the headband!
For color inspiration & suggestions as well as alternative & affordable yarn recommendations, check out “My Favorite Cable Headband: Deisgn Inspiration & Color Suggestions.”
What do you think? Are you down for a quick bulky knit, or do you need something a bit lighter right now?
If you knit one (or both!) of these quick and simple bulky weight knitting patterns, I'd love to see your project! You can tag me on Instagram and link your Ravelry project page to the pattern. Happy Knitting!
If you've never worked from a Snickerdoodle Knits knitting pattern before, all Snickerdoodle Knits patterns include clear, step-by-step written and charted instructions plus linked technique video tutorials to walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy.