Knit in Warm Weather!
Your favorite pass time doesn’t need to stop just because the weather has gotten warmer!
Here are a few tips
Make your summer knitting work with your life – and not run it.
- Pick smaller, portable projects – think socks, shawls, or anything in pieces that you can pack in a bag. I suggest leaving that big blanket at home 🙁
- Use thinner yarn – whatever your preferred weights are, I suggest going for something in the thinner range. Thinner yarn = lighter weight when working on it and when carrying it around.
- Select a yarn that’s better for warmer weather – bamboo, linen and hemp are all great choices. Avoid yarn that can felt with hands that might have perspiration on them, or if it gets wet from a drip coming from your cool drink.
A few ideas
Of course we have some ideas for you to work on this time of the year!
From the top left, we have:
- Tokerau Shawl
- Samphrey Cowl
- Little Peacock Shrug
- Lazear Pullover
- Cape May Bag (both knitting *and* sewing – use up those charm squares!)
- Hanging Vines Socks
- Seaside Serenade Shawl
- Red Delicious Socks
- Mirabilis Top
- Printemps Cowl
These are come great examples of portable, easy to work on projects. Some of them will even work when you want to hold a conversation and not need to concentrate.
These projects have a few things in common as well:
- Smaller projects
- Great to wear in warmer weather (instant gratification!)
- Their charts are either repetitive or they don’t need one at all
- Even if they do use a feltable yarn, a non-feltable alternative would work great too
Give them a try
If these projects don’t work for you, that’s ok. The important thing is that you work on something. Don’t stop knitting just because the weather is warmer – there are lots of options for you in warmer weather too!