Soaring temperatures, pavements booming with heat and the busiest knit night of the year – I think we finally need to put that myth to bed, that knitting is a winter sport. It turns out that not only is knitting fun in the sun, but the knitwear you make can keep you pretty cool too. So here for anyone who still needs convincing, is Part 1 of our special guide to Knitting your own Summer, a collection of 4ply-sport patterns that Brontë and I recommend for knitters at a loose end looking for a non-vexing project to take away or sit under a tree with while you leave your woolly cardies to one side..
Summer Yarns Part 1
Kalinka Linen: 320m/100g Kalinka looks like a 4ply, but works as a sport-weight too. Creates fabric that is cooling and drapey and just gets better and better over time.Fonty Bohéme 125m/50g Looks like a sport but works as a DK too. The cotton linen blend gives this one a more familiar cottonish handle but the linen adds a lovely worn feeling to your fabricOnion Nettle Sock 185m/50g Unexpected in a really good way – the 30% nettle fibre in this wool blend, brings a lustre and drape to the party. Onion sock yarn is just as super for light summer knits as your socks