Friday, May 1, 2015

Summer Knits


This week I've really been looking at summer knits on Ravelry-I always struggle with summer clothes. I tend to just wear the same outfits year round, and add or subtract tights and cardigans as appropriate. And as much as I love my cardigans, and always will, I definitely sometimes feel like I get into a style rut. Plus, I feel bad that I don't really wear any of my knits during the summer. Finishing my Ella cardigan last year really made me appreciate that knitting can be appropriate for warm weather-even for me! So I've been off in search of tanks and tees that can be knit from lightweight cotton or linen blends. Seems like working on Battleship might have started something :)

Speaking of summer knits, I also started on my next design project-a tee made from Knit Picks Shine Sport. I'm hoping it goes quickly-I'd really like to get some serious wear out of it this summer. I had hoped that this would be knit more in spring than the start of summer, but I really wanted the idea to finish solidifying before I started knitting. Part of my slowing down for April included not feeling rushed creatively, and giving myself time to allow the conceptualization process to happen as organically as possible. I'm really excited about the concept for this one though, and I hope to have some great progress photos soon!

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    1. Thanks! It's so bright in real life, I love it :)

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  2. How exciting! I can't wait to see it (: lovely color

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    1. Thank you :) I am really excited for this one, I love how bright this yarn is!

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  3. That is an awesome colour - nice and bright, perfect for summer!
    Can't wait to see it when it's done :)

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    1. Thanks! I almost went with something a little more subdued, and then I saw this color-had to have it!

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  4. Love watching your designs come together. It's very inspiring. I can't wait to see the finished tee!

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    1. Thank you so much! Hopefully it will go pretty fast-I can't wait to wear it :)

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  5. You picked a lovely colour for this design! Coming up with summer knits is definitely tricky, but tops and tanks might be an option I should try sometime.

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    1. Thank you! I have such a hard time with clothes in summer, so I'm really hoping that I can find a place for knits to fit in.

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  6. i'm leaning towards lace weight cardigans for my summer knitting but I have too many on the needles to finish before I cast on :) lovely color you are knitting with!

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    1. Thank you! I love my laceweight cardigan from last summer-I'm definitely planning on making more!

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