Knitting and Crochet Blog Week continues on… and today’s topic is summer knitting/crocheting!
I knit and crochet pretty continuously all year long, but you’ll find more cotton hoping into my yarn selection during the warmer months. I though I’d show you a few summer pieces that I really love (click on a photo to zip to its Ravelry page!):
I love making clothing for summer… if you knit a top from a soft cotton, it’ll keep you nice and cool all summer long! Here are a few of my favorite summer pieces of clothing:
I wear this skirt all the time! It’s a pattern from More Knitting in the Sun (a great summer knitting book!) that I modified to fit me, and it’s knit from Sublime Organic Cotton.
Remember I told you yesterday about one of my fave designers, Veera? Well, this is her Still Light tunic that I knit in a fingering weight cotton. I made the tunic with short sleeves (instead of 3/4 length), and it’s ready for summer!
This tank top is knit from a wonderful free pattern on Ravelry… and I used cotton yarn that I frogged from a sweater I found in a thrift store!
Summer can be sunny… so don’t you need a good hat?
This fab hat is knit from Cotton Classic and the pattern is from Modern Top-Down Knitting (another great book for summer style!).
I crocheted this hat from Cotton Classic and Frog Tree PicoBoo (bamboo and cotton blend), and I love how it’s functional, but can still be squished in a bag!
You know I love stuffed animals… and they make a great summer project. The pieces are small and lightweight, so they won’t get warm in your lap.
I also love making some accessories for the house: bath mats, hangers, washcloths… quick, fun projects!
What about you? What are your favorite summer projects?