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.
1. Knitted Tee Shirt
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.
2. Knitted Tank Top
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.
3. Lightweight Knitted Shawl
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.
4. Beach Towel
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.
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.
In this blog post, we explore common knitting mistakes and how to fix them in a fun and upbeat way. We cover everything from dropped stitches to uneven tension and provide tips and tricks to keep you smiling throughout the knitting process. Our goal is to help you embrace the imperfections and learn from your mistakes, all while enjoying the relaxing and creative process of knitting. So pour yourself a glass of wine, grab your needles, and let's dive in!
Hey there, fiber enthusiasts! Are you wondering why you should add more hand-dyed yarn to your already brimming stash? Today, we're here to share seven irresistible reasons to indulge in extra skeins of this magical, one-of-a-kind art form. So grab a cup of tea, snuggle up in your coziest knitwear, and let's unravel the magic of hand-dyed yarn together!
Knitting has been a beloved hobby for centuries, and it's no surprise why. Beyond the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and useful with your own two hands, knitting can also be a deeply meditative and mindful practice.