It’s that time of year again … that time when the weather starts to warm up and you’re still wishing for good projects to knit, but maybe something in a lighter fabric. Wool is going into hibernation for the spring and summer, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of wonderful yarns to play with!
Alchemy Silken Straw is a 100% silk yarn that knits up into a soft ripple of yumminess. This yarn is great for a simple triangle kerchief that will take the edge of the still-cool mornings and evenings that we’re facing. Colors from left to right are India, Aubergine, Waterlily, Desert Song and Cowpoke.
On the left, Tahki Stacy Charles yarn created Coast, a toasty 55% wool and 45% cotton. The wool makes the cotton a little easier to knit with, and increases the warmth (one skein has about 126 yards, or 117 meters). On the right is Filatura di Crosa’s Lovely Jeans yarn, a 100% cotton that gets its name because as the yarn is washed it fades and wears like your favorite pair of jeans (one skein is about 93 yards or 85 meters). Both of these yarns are great for a Baktus Scarf (Ravelry link) or a small scarf to help keep you warm.
Why stop there? Knitted tee’s never go out of style, and making one yourself lets you have complete creative control. Skirts, beach cover-ups, tanks and baby clothes are all excellent warm-weather knits, and small enough that you can take your knitting outside and enjoy the sunshine!