Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Knits

What do you knit/wear when our temperatures hit the upper 90’s and 100’s? If you’re ready to set aside your wools and reach for something cool, reach for our linen, cotton, and bamboo blends to switch up the pace. Ranging from fingering to aran weights, we’ve got yarn and great store samples to inspire you for hot weather knitting during summer 2015!

First, check out Rowan Pure Linen, a beautiful Aran weight 100% linen which can be used in patterns like the free Chal/Poncho Emelia, the flowing Flex tee, and the popular Sandshore cardigan.

Rowan Pure Linen

And featured in More Modern Top-Down Knitting, please check out our gorgeous shop sample of Snow Raglan, knit with Berroco Fuji, a soft combination of silk/cotton/rayon/nylon, which shows how you can make a successful yarn substitution and still retain your cool.

Snow Raglan

Dawning knit in Berroco Karma from the Creative Knitting, Summer 2015 magazine in stock in our store. Karma is a bulky mesh of 100% cotton and the open weave lace keeps you cool over a tank or cami. Check out the modifications on our sample if you don't want sleeves or want to go longer than cropped.

Challenge yourself with a little color-blocking with the Dolman-Sleeve Tee from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2015 knit in Weekend DK

Dolman-Sleeve Tee

Finally, for the younger girl, check out the Olearia bolero and Pebbles in the Fountain halter top both knit with Berroco Weekend DK an acrylic/cotton blend which retains shape and is machine washable.

Pebbles in the Fountain top with Olearia bolero

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