Yarn crafts are always challenging in the warm months. But you have a few options!
- make a small item so it doesn’t warm up your lap (think socks and some home dec)
- Make a lighter weight object (lace is a great option here)
- Use a lighter weight yarn – linen, hemp or a blend can be a great way to go
- While I’m a big fan of a wool yarn, if it’s warm (and especially if it’s humid) the yarn can actually felt in your hands!
Note that I didn’t suggest cotton yarn. While cotton is great to wear when the weather is warmer, it can still be heavier in a WIP. I suggest either using a different fiber or limiting yourself to either a lace weight or fingering weight yarn if it’s a cotton and you’ll be outside.
Warm Weather Project Ideas
Here’s a sampling of our patterns. Some are great to WEAR in warm weather and others are great to WORK ON in warmer weather.
If you want to work on it when it’s warmer, just be sure to choose a good fiber for using it outside. This can even mean swapping a fiber if you really want to work on the project. Just be aware that swapping fibers isn’t just a matter of the weight/gauge. How a fiber reacts and behaves is also a factor (and hey – I think that’s a topic for next week!).
Premium warm weather patterns
We have a bunch of premium patterns for warm weather! Here’s just a few:
Free warm weather patterns
And, of course, we have several free patterns as well!
Crafting in Warm Weather
We’ve given you a bunch to think about for warmer weather. And just remember – just because the thermometer goes up it DOESN’T mean that you can’t use yarn. It just means that you need to choose your projects with that in mind.