Colorwork projects may seem intimidating at first, but once your needles start clicking it’s hard to stop knitting. Watching a design appear through color changes opens a whole new world of possibilities for our handknits. As we enter into a three-day weekend, be inspired to pick up a colorwork project. Use the extra time this weekend to choose the perfect color palette and perfect your stranded colorwork techniques. We’re sharing four new colorwork projects from four cool designers that are definitely being added to our to-knit list.

Mini-Unbearable Hoodie by Les Garcons

You’ll want to hibernate in this pullover from Les Garcons all winter long. Worked from the top down with stranded colorwork around the body, the combination of flowers and bears is enough to make you never want to put your needles down. Knit this pullover in one of four sizes – from 2-16 years old – with 701-933 yards of DK weight yarn. Then, making an adult-sized Unbearable Hoodie to match your favorite little one.

Festivities Socks by Natalie Sheldon

Celebrate all the events with these socks that have a party garland around the cuff and the foot of the sock. Work from the top-down, introducing news colors with stranded color work techniques. Use fingering weight yarn in as few or as many colors to make a truly festive pair of socks.

Laurel Jumper by Anna Dervout

With sport weight yarn, cast on this pullover that is worked from the top-down with horizontal stripes of color. Use a gradient, tonal, or even self-striping yarn as the accent color to make the leaf and flower motifs pop in unique ways.

Tunturu by Lana Jois

Inspired by water drops trickling down your cheeks during the rainy season, Tunturu is a bottom-up hat that features a graphic pattern that fades from brim to crown. Use 150-220 yards of DK weight in two colors to knit one of three adult hat sizes. Can’t decide on a pom pom? Add one that is removable so you can wear it both ways. Check out this tutorial from PostStitch.