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Roundup: May's Color of the Month - Marigold

Roundups, Free Patterns, InspirationAlexandra TavelComment

The sun is officially out - and just in time for Lion Brand Yarn's new color of the month for May: Marigold. This warm mustardy yellow evokes warmth and the promise of long summer days as we creep into higher temps. While I'm not much of a fan of bright yellow, a rich mustard is totally another story. I'm so excited to have my Lemon Drop Sweater as one of the kits in this month's promo, and there are so many others I want to get my hands on! Everything included in the Marigold family, including yarn and blogger kits, is up to 30% until May 31st! Click here to grab the Lemon Drop Sweater kit.

The Lemon Drop Sweater was one of my favorite collaborations with Lion Brand from 2017. Using their LB Collection Cotton Bamboo yarn, this baby drapes like no other and slinks off the shoulder in just the right way. The yarn is cool to the touch and the dramatic wide sleeves bring even more of a breezy effect that make this the ultimate summer topper.

A couple of months ago I drove cross country with my dear friend Paige and the Lemon Drop Sweater was one of the essential garments on my packing list. I wore it in Joshua Tree, CA where the dry air causes blazing hot days to transition into perfectly chilly nights. 

I love that big sleeves are so in this season, because it means I can get even more use out of this beauty. I hope to make it in other colors as well - it's so easy to knit up! You can scoop up the kit yourself here during the promo, on sale for only $22.95 until May 31. 

My most recent blogger x Lion Brand fave comes from the lovely Stephanie of All About Ami. Her Midtown Cardigan is what dreams are made of! I encourage all of you to check this out here. The construction is so simple but Steph's attention to detail makes the shape and fit so perfect that it will become your live-in, go-to cardigan immediately. 

As always Lion Brand has some lovely free patterns of their own that suit the Marigold theme, and I am drooling over this Marigold Cardi. It is so elegant and simple! Again, something like this would look great in any color of the rainbow.

If warm weather knit garments are not your thing, this is the perfect season to whip up some blankets and other home dec items! Luckily there are some super modern afghans included in the promo by some of my other favorite Lion Brand blogger gals - Ashleigh of Sewrella, and ChiWei of One Dog Woof. Check out their patterns below and click on each one to shop the kit on sale!

 Sunburst Afghan by One Dog Woof

Sunburst Afghan by One Dog Woof

 Kaleidoscope Blanket by Sewrella

Kaleidoscope Blanket by Sewrella

 Love Triangles Afghan by One Dog Woof

Love Triangles Afghan by One Dog Woof

If you're ready to jump on the Marigold bandwagon, make sure you take advantage of this promo and scoop up any of the yarns below for up to 30% off until May 31! Click on each image to shop!