Get Ready for Summer with 21 Knitting Patterns to Knit Now!

Last week we launched the preview of our upcoming Knitscene Summer 2013 issue—did you see? Our third ever Summer edition takes knitting to new heights with 21 knitting patterns you've gotta have.

Our featured designer is Hilary Smith Callis, the brilliant mind behind The Yarniad, who managed to tie in her day job with NASA to her three-piece design collection. Her Eclipse Top shot to the top of my "must-knit list" when it arrived in the office, with it's simple lace pattern at the neck. (Her Wavelength Tunic and Saturn Cardigan were close behind.)


Eclipse Top by Hilary Smith Callis


Our I-cord inspired story is a smash with six patterns using I-cord in clever ways. Amanda Bell's Longboard Pullover is a great transitional sweater from spring to summer and will last you all the way through fall as a layering piece. Melissa Wehrle got creative with the back of her Love Braid Cardigan—look for a future post on how our stylist, Katie, customized the pattern to add her own flair! And Michaela Moores's Ryann Tunic is just a little bit flirty with it's deep back and I-cord tie.


Longboard Pullover by Amanda Bell

The deep red of bright poppies inspired a collection of seven knitting patterns, from the stunning Flanders Scarf by Janine Le Cras to the gorgeous cover project, Danielle Chalson's Mackinac Tank. Mari Chiba gives you options of how to wear her Pandora Cardigan, while Jennifer Dassau and Gretchen Ronnevik spice up simple silhouettes with their Sundial Tee and Lida Top, respectively.


Flanders Scarf by Janine Le Cras

Finally, we looked to the west and the big hair and big style of Hollywood. Jean Chung's Beverly Tee hints at a peplum beneath the plunging back, while Cassie Castillo's Lindell Tee goes all out with figure-flattering flare just above the hips. Kathryn McNaughton's Venice Beach Tank and Ruth Garcia-Alcantud's Melrose Tank are the perfect touches whether you're poolside or out for a casual evening.


Beverly Tee by Jean Chung


Now's the time to get those needles going to have your perfect summer tee finished in time for warm weather (well, warmer weather if you live in a warmer-than-Colorado climate). What do you want to knit first?

Happy knitting,

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