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Cast On for Summer

Apr 14, 2014

I've been writing a lot about summer lately, but it's my favorite season, so please bear with me. Today's post is a visual treat—patterns that I hope will inspire you to knit something to wear this summer!

Here we go!

Valois Knit Shawl by Alexandra Beck is a women's tri-corner shawl with an allover lace pattern. Perfect for wearing to an outdoor wedding or party.

Strafford Tee by Amy Christoffers is a simple tee knit from summer-friendly yarn with lace inserts at the front and back necks. So feminine and flirty!

I knit the Slanting Gretel by Petra Manis and I wear it all year round. My favorite time to wear it, though, is in the summer, because it's light and swingy and super flattering. I get tons of compliments on it. I used a cotton-acrylic blend yarn, which is great for warm-weather wear. This versatile tee is easy to knit, too. It's a bottom up raglan with seed stitch and cables. It was a quick, fun knit.

Rene Dickey's Summer Pelisse is a sweet little girl's summer jacket with delicate lace motifs. The pelisse's form—halfway between a coat and a dress—inspired Rene to create this fanciful cardigan for her daughter to wear over a summer dress. Generous in length and width, the body of the pelisse is knitted in a beautiful, yet easy to learn, lace stitch pattern. So darling!

Get the pattern for the Ebony Wing Jewel Bag, along with 6 more color knitting patterns in our free eBook!
(photo © Mary Scott Huff)

I hope you'll download one of these patterns and cast on for summer. All of our patterns in the Knitting Daily Store are on sale, so have fun browsing!


P.S. Which warm-weather knits do you have on your needles? Leave a comment and share with us!

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Women's lacy tri-corner shawl.


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A great tee for summer.


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on Apr 19, 2014 2:12 PM

I can't wait to start the summer pelisse.  One for charity, two or three for granddaughters!

gumbiecat wrote
on Apr 14, 2014 2:46 PM

I'm currently knitting the Walking Out Eyelet Panel Blouse.  I, too, like the Slanting Gretel...very much!!  I do want to make another one to replace the one I made quite a few years ago.  It's now too large for me.  I don't know if Summer will ever come, much less's snowing today!  Grrrrr!  Judy in SE Wis.