Summer Knitting Projects

When people think of knitting, cozy sweaters, plush blankets and warm hats usually come to mind. But what about those of us who can't-stop-won't-stop just because it's hot out? We gathered up some summer-ready patterns to keep your knitting muscles in shape through the warmer months. We like that these use lighter weight yarns, and you can get away with some seriously funky colors!

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Swimsuit Cover-Up

How cute is this swim cover-up by Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs? Pair it with a big floppy hat and a good book and you'll be the belle of the beach! Since there's a good chance you'll get some sand on this frock, we recommend using a washable cotton yarn like Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Worsted in Caribbean. (Photo courtesy of

Beach Tote Bag

We're pretty obsessed with this tote bag by Anna Ravenscroft. We have so many color combinations swirling in our heads, we might just have to make several! It's sturdy construction and flat stitches make it the perfect go-to to hold all of your summer excursion essentials...or maybe just so you can take your knitting to the beach. We think Lichen and Lace Worsted in Beach Glass is the perfect yarn for this project.  (Photo courtesy of

Light Shawl

For later in the evening when the air gets just a hint of chill. Joji Locatelli knocked this pattern out of the park with a nice open weave and -- wait for it -- it only requires ONE SKEIN. That's it, hook us up with Malabrigo Mechita in Cereza so we can get this one started immediately!  (Photo courtesy of

Beach Sarong

We're not totally sure if sarongs are still a thing, but if they aren't then we're about to bring them back. Put your lace skills to the test with the Half Pi Wrap by Andrea Rangel. Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Skinny Cotton is her recommendation for this pattern, and we couldn't agree more. Call the store at 509-888-0285 to see which colorways we have in stock.  (Photo courtesy of


That's all for now! If you end up using these patterns, please send us photos of the finished product to [email protected] or post to our Facebook

Happy Knitting!