New Knits for Spring and Easter

If you are looking for some new, fun projects to do over the Easter holidays or celebrate the end of the snow and the start of Spring. There are lots of proejcts to choose from. These are my favourite projects at the moment.

King Cole recently released two new knitting pattern books. I love the King Cole range and have done numerous projects from their Christmas Knits. Springtime Knits book 1 features the popular festive shelfsitters with a lamb, a chick and a bunny to choose from. There's also Easter bunting and an Easter bunny basket for Easter Egg hunts and handing out Easter gifts. For those of you who love knitting wreaths, there is a springtime wreath to knit along with lots of Easter and spring themed decorations. I love the chocolate egg covers and the daffodil tea cosy. 

A lot of the designs are knitted in DK yarn, but Truffle yarn in different colourways including the new yellow, really brings some of the characters to life. I'm planning on trying substituting the yellow Truffle for the gold DK I use to knit the Jean Greenhowe duck and duckling families. 

Image of cover of King Cole Springtime Knits knitting pattern book. The cover features Happy Easter bunting and three shelf sitters - bunny, chick and lamb - with long legs that dangle off the shelf

Buy Springtime Knits book 1

And, if you are looking for the Truffle yarn, I stock it in a range of colours, including the new yellow colour. 

Image of close up of texture of King Cole Truffle faux fur yarn in bright yellow Buy King Cole Truffle in yellow
Not exactly Easter themed, but bunnies are synonymous with Spring and Easter. I love this collection. You knit the basic bunny in King Cole Truffle yarn and put it together according to the instructions in the themed design you have chosen. Then you knit the outfit and you have a great gift or treat for yourself. Truffle yarn is impossibly soft and perfect for knitting toy animals. Designs include a beautiful Valentine's bunny holding a sparkly heart, Easter, Summer, Beach, Doctor and Sporty. 
Image of cover of King Cole's The Bunny Book 1 knitting pattern book featuring a selection of rabbits in scrubs, with a love heart and dressed for spring and summer outings.
Buy The Bunny Book 1
Rows of hand-knitted eggs in yellow, pink, orange, blue and green. There are four designs shown - one and two colours, one and three stripes
If you are looking for an easy, quick knitting project to use up your yarn stash, this Easter Egg pattern is perfect. It's available as a digital download, so you can start knitting straight away. The knitted piece is sewn up around a polystyrene egg or stuffed with polyester toy filling. They are perfect for Easter egg hunts, Easter decorations or pretend play.
Knitted on straight needles with four designs - plain, two colour, one and three stripes. It's fun to choose different colour combos from bold, bright colours to pastels. 
Buy and download Easter Eggs