Eyelets are a simple technique that deliver a big impact to our handknits.  They can be placed in a row to add stripe details or divide sections. They can be placed all over to create a breezy fabric perfect for warm weather knits. Or they can help make lacework unique. Eyelets are fun to knit and cool to show off, but most of all they offer versatility in making a pattern truly its own.

Today, we share four patterns with eye-popping eyelet designs that you can knit now and wear straight away. And starting this week, we’re offering yarn suggestions for each pattern. We hope this helps you become a more empowered crafter and feel confident in choosing yarns that are both right for you and the project.

In the Evening by Casey Day-Crosier

Short row wedges are hugged by a border of mesh-like eyelets in this new triangular shawl from Casey Day-Crosier. Let this everyday accessory hang around your neck bandana style, showing off the eyelet border, or drape it over your shoulders to display the texture of the shawl’s different sections. Work this triangular shawl from the top down with around 400 yards of a solid-colored DK weight yarn.

The designer used Amano’s Sami  (100% Pima Cotton) to knit this shawl, but you could use Purl Soho’s Organic Cotton Pure or Rowan’s Summerlite DK.

Campside Days by Alicia Plummer

An extension of her popular Campside collection – featuring the beloved Campside Cardi, Campside Wrap, Campside Pullover and Campside Drop -Alicia Plummer has released Campside Days, a triangle shawl that features an allover eyelet mesh pattern. Use 1040 yards of DK weight yarn to knit this large, bottom up shawl that you’ll love to wrap up in.

The designer used Julie Asselin’s Leizu DK (90% SW merino/10%silk) to knit this shawl, but you could also use Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Studio DK or Knit Picks’ Swish DK.

Clear Skies Cowl by Heather Walpole

Designed for Ewe Ewe’s Quick + Easy Collection, this free cowl pattern features five horizontal sections, each differing pattern, to keep your needles happily clicking along. The order of the sections – three eyelet sections, sandwiched between two stockinette sections – allows the cowl to layer over itself nicely. Use 332 yards of a solid color fingering weight yarn to make this light and lofty cowl.

The designer used Ewe Ewe’s Fluffy Fingering (100% merino), but you could also use a great skein of stashed yarn to work this project.

Filigree Tee by Julie Knits in Paris

Eyelets don’t have to be in your face to have an impact. The new Filigree Tee incorporates simple rows of eyelets around the waist, sleeves, neckline, and raglan shoulder shaping to add a subtle pop of detail. Available in 6 sizes, this tee uses lace weight yarn to create a flowy, slightly transparent fabric that the designer says is “perfect for hot summer days and hot Summer dates.” We agree!

The designer used Norne’s Lace Mullberry Silk (100% Silk – Bombyx / Cultivated / Mulberry), but you could use Knit Pick’s Luminance Lace,  or Hedgehog Fibers’ Silk Merino Lace.