Summer Pattern Roundup

Here in Central Maryland we're having our first really big heat wave of the summer this week--highs in the mid-90s and heat indices over 100. The air feels like a warm damp towel, so it's officially summer!

This is about the time those warm, wooly knits can start to seem oppressive--so here's a quick roundup of some summery projects you can pick up. Knit at looser gauges in cool cottons and linens, they're the perfect cure for the summertime blues. 

 Photo courtesy of Holla Knits

Photo courtesy of Holla Knits

I published Annapolis in last summer's issue of Holla Knits--light cotton, large needles and an openwork stitch make an airy pullover that's perfect for summer , and transitions nicely for fall with a heavier layer underneath.

Beach House was also included in that issue of Holla Knits, and I use it all summer long as a quick beach or pool coverup, or layered over a camisole.

 Photo courtesy of Holla Knits

Photo courtesy of Holla Knits

And have you seen this summer's issue of Holla Knits? I can't get over Kirsten Singer's Corrine pullover! 

The Lotus Blossom tank is one of the first garments I ever knit, and I still wear it every summer. With a solid top and lacey body, it gives you coverage where you need it, and cool breezes too!

 Photo courtesy of Knitscene magazine

Photo courtesy of Knitscene magazine

I wish my needles weren't so overloaded, because I'd love to cast on Kerri Blumer's Cordia Tank IMMEDIATELY! 

 Photo courtesy of Andi Satterlund

Photo courtesy of Andi Satterlund

Ditto for Andi Satterlund's Zinone.

 Photo courtesy of Knittin' Little/Sara Neff

Photo courtesy of Knittin' Little/Sara Neff

And there are plenty of summer knits for kiddos too. Basically the entire Knittin' Little summer collection--but I especially love this Currituck vest.

 Photo courtesy of I Like Knitting magazine

Photo courtesy of I Like Knitting magazine

And here's a sneak peek at a new summer-y design making its way to knitters in the August 2016 issue of I Like Knitting.

More on my latest pattern, Boardwalk Tee, next time!