When many people think of knitting, they envision thick, wool yarn knitted into cozy scarves and socks. We certainly love knitting by the warm fire while it snows outside, but there are plenty of knitting options during the summer months. Don't put down those knitting needles because the summer is approaching. Warm weather means new patterns with light weight yarn.
We love lightweight knitted tee shirts. They are much more flattering than plain, cotton tees and can be dressed up or down. Our Ziggy Tee Kit contains everything you need to knit this stunning tee shirt. The hand dyed worsted weight yarn is lightweight for summer months filled with picnics and vacations. The knitted tee shirt kit even comes with tutorial videos to make sure that your knitting is perfect.
If you are looking for a knitted tee shirt that breathes well and is super lightweight, you will LOVE the Elfe Tee Kit.
With a light A-shape, this knitted tee shirt is a bit more casual and can be knitted in two different colors or one solid color. Superfine Fingering yarn ensures that you will be cool on hot summer days in this tee.
Whether you prefer spaghetti straps or a true tank top, there are hundreds of knitted tank top patterns available. Knitted tanks are great to wear by themselves or layered for when the sun goes down. Add a touch of lace, a floral lace pattern, or use a stockinette stitch with some cool cotton yarn. The possibilities are endless.
Shawls are multi-purpose and a great accessory for dressing up a flowy summer dress or even blue jeans. We love this Mish Mash Fade Shawl because it has endless color possibilities and is lightweight with a relaxed garter stitch. Look for a shawl with bright, summer colors and a lightweight silk yarn for the best results.
Cotton yarn is so perfect for summer knitting projects. If you are headed to the beach or pool and want to knit a soft, absorbent towel, you have options. Oversized lounge towels are the most popular and they are the perfect warm weather knitting project.
Snappy Tots introduced us to this brightly colored lounge towel and we love it. The pattern can be found here. This project works well with a super soft cotton yarn and as many colors as you desire. If you need a toddler hooded beach towel, here is another free pattern to try.
The Plymouth Yarn Company published this free tunic dress pattern and we can't get enough of it. It calls for a lightweight cotton yarn, making it a perfect summertime knitted tunic dress. We think this would look spectacular with a gradient yarn. We also love this Brigitte Dress by Loopy Mango, for a longer, straight line summer look.
Don't let the warm weather interfere with your knitting. Free beachwear knitting patterns abound and the end results are too cute.
Does your yarn stash have single skeins and little scrap balls of leftover yarn that are seemingly too small for a project? Most projects have a bit of leftover yarn and it seems wasteful to throw it away. Now it is sitting around taking up space, so how can you use it so it doesn't go to waste? Get ready to crank up the creativity level. We came up with a list of fun knitting projects that are perfectly paired with scraps of unused yarn.