It is the beginning of August and very hot here in Texas. Since the weather is warmer I try and knit with lighter yarns that are made of cotton. Knitting with wool or chunky yarn is not very appealing to me when the temperatures get above 90 degrees.
I recently finished this design for a cotton knit tunic. It is knit with a yarn from Hobby Lobby called I Love This Cotton – perfect for lighter weight summer projects.
This cotton knit tunic features a drop stitch pattern in the lower half and a scoop neckline. It can be worn as a tank top or with a shirt underneath as a vest when the weather is cooler.
In the above photo you can see a close up of the scoop neckline design which features a garter stitch edging.
The Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton yarn works well for this knit tunic pattern. I think other 100% cotton yarns would also work well that are a medium weight. I will probably be knitting another one soon in a cotton and acrylic yarn blend that I have in my stash from Knit Picks yarn company.
The pattern for this knit sweater is available in my etsy shop or on craftsy.
What knitting projects have you finished this summer?
This is a project that I actually finished a month or so ago but have not gotten around to posting about it. I don’t know where time goes these days but it sure does go by quickly.
This tunic style sweater was designed by me with a fun rib knit stitch. Even though I finished it closer to spring than winter I have been able to wear it a couple of times since it has been a cooler spring so far. Also, I plan to be able to wear it in the coming fall and winter since it is a classic style.
I am currently working out the final details for the pattern for this sweater and I will have it available soon in my etsy shop and on craftsy.
The weather is starting to get warmer lately so I will be breaking out the lace or cotton weight yarns and designing some new wraps and sweaters with them. Currently I am working on finishing a worsted weight wrap pattern that I will be sharing on my blog soon and I also have a cardigan sweater pattern that I am designing in a worsted weight.
What knitting or crochet projects are you currently working on? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear about them.
Have a good weekend!