Summer Favorites

July 14th, 2021 Blog 2

For the warmer months, we opt for lightweight knitting projects that are comfortable to both knit and wear. From sleek tanks, open gauge tees, to breathable cover-ups – these projects are light enough to knit comfortably in the sun. 

Did you know how wool keeps you cool in the summer?  

Wool is thermo-regulating, it’s an active fibre that reacts to changes in your body temperature, keeping you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. Through its breathable properties, wool can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour then move it away to evaporate into the air. Fascinating isn’t it?

To help inspire your next summer knitting project, I’ve selected a few of my favorite patterns for summer. I hope you enjoy it! What is your favorite pattern for summer? Let us know in the comments 😉

St. Johns Bridge

St. Johns Bridge by Kay Hopkins. The St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon is an iconic suspension bridge that inspired this sweater design. Knit in Leizu Fingering, c. Rose Gold the St. Johns Bridge pullover is a classy version of a comfy sweatshirt that is sure to get lots of wear


Beachcomb by Tif Neilan is the perfect lightweight warm-weather tee for layering with a summer dress, paired with a high-waisted maxi skirt or casually with your favourite shorts. Tif used Nomade, c. Orion for her sample.

Cosmic Ray Tank Top

Cosmic Ray by Gabrielle Vézina is a cute tank top worked up en Leizu DK with a slip stitch pattern that is easy and quick to knit. It will fly on your needles at nearly the speed of light!⁠⁠ ! It’s an easy, colorful and fun project for knitters of all skill levels.

Julie Twist

Julie Twist by Kate Oates is a top-down seamless set-in sleeve tee knit in Leizu DK. A delicate neckline edged in lace comes together with a simple twist in this a-line silhouette pullover. Short row details at the shoulders and hem create an ideal fit that floats over curves and flatters many different body types. 

Keep Me Tee

Keep Me Tee by Jennifer Wood worked up in Fino. Come play with yarn and knit a lovely pullover. The yoke construction and flowing body of this pullover makes it flattering for different body types. If you are new to stranded colorwork this is the perfect piece to try it.

Don’t forget to tag us so we can see your work – use the tag #julieasselin on Instagram and julieasselin on Ravelry.

Enjoy the sun and have a crafty summer!

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