Pastel knits are having a moment, and as someone who wears 95% black (and has for my entire life), I’m surprisingly excited for this one. Maybe it’s because after a year of staying inside it’s time we have something fun and festive and spring like. As shown here in my new favorite style newsletter, The Reflective, these colors work year round, and add a welcome softness to your wardrobe. My favorite thing about pastels is that they look sweet on a basic style, but work great on an over the top pattern full of cables and bobbles.
I’ve gathered some great pastel yarns for your next knitting or crochet project:
Knit Picks yarn
CotLin from Knitpicks is a dk weight cotton/ linen blend yarn that is perfect for summer knitwear. Try it in:
25328 – Whisper
25322 – Flamingo
24137 – Creme Brulee
27752 – Pistachio
25326 – Raindrop
25774 – Rocket
23995 – Linen
Preciosa from KnitPicks is a worsted merino yarn and the entire palette range is soft pastels. My favorites are:
27747 – Thistle
27745 – Ballet
27740 – Sea Breeze
Lion Brand yarn
Mandala Ombre from Lion Brand is a worsted acrylic yarn in fun colors that gradually blend into each other. Imagine a stunning shawl or sweater in:
Pound of Love from Lion Brand is a worsted baby acrylic in the perfect baby pastel colors. Try it in:
Pastel Pink [550-101]
Pastel Green [550-156]
Honey Bee [550-158]
Antique White [550-099]
Darn Good Yarn
Meringue Chunky from Darn Good Yarn is a bulky acrylic in bright pastel colors. Check it out in:
What do you think of the pastel knits trend? Do you love it or does it remind you of when Frenchie dyes her hair pink in Grease? Tell us in the comments.
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