trend alert : pastel knits


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

knitpick cotlin yarn pastel knits

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 knit picks yarn pastel knitwear

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

lionbrand mandala 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:

Balance [551-209]

Tranquil [551-205]

Pure [551-208]


lion brand yarn pound of love

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]

Creamsicle [550-133]

Antique White [550-099]


Darn Good Yarn

darn good yarn meringue

Meringue Chunky from Darn Good Yarn is a bulky acrylic in bright pastel colors. Check it out in:

Powder Blue




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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