Nearly the end of May, and we are definitely getting into the summer season – not that the British summer lives up to the name. Even so, knitting is not really associated with this time of year. You can’t really get excited about cosy cables and chunky scarves when it’s hot! But that’s the thing, there are plenty of designers out there creating beautifully light knits perfect for those summer days. Here I’ve put together a bit of inspiration and some tips to get you going.
- Use cotton yarn – much more breathable and so it feels cooler to wear
- Try out some lace patterns, all those holes will let the breeze through!
- Make some smaller projects, like accessories, so they don’t feel heavy in your hands
- Be wary of white yarn – I’ve had to unknit and discard some white yarn as it got stained from the suncream left on my hands!
So hopefully that’s given you some inspiration for the coming months!