Your Ravelry Top 5: Love of Knitting Summer 2017

Love of Knitting loves summer—it’s perfect for knitted accessories and garments made from light cotton and linen yarns. We are thrilled to see so much support and love for our patterns and have created a list of your favorites from Love of Knitting Summer 2017 on Ravelry to kickstart your summer knitting.

5. Dakini Sweater by Kristen TenDyke

Love of Knitting Summer 2017

Kristen TenDyke does it again with this classic and flattering sweater. It is perfect for sipping coffee on chilly ocean mornings or taking moonlit strolls along the beach. The yarn, Debbie Bliss Eco Baby, is made from 100% organic cotton. The dyes are non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-allergenic. And (saving the best for last) this sweater is knit from the top down, allowing you to try it on as you go!

4. Pack-me-up Shawl by Laura Reinbach

Love of Knitting Summer 2017

Light and elegant, this shawl is wrinkle-free and quick to knit—perfect for a gift or a movie-watching/travel project. Shibui Knits Twig is lightweight and blocks beautifully. The yarn is made from linen, recycled silk, and wool, creating a cool, light yarn with some unexpected bounce. If orange isn’t your style, check out our Twig selections here. These gorgeous colors draw inspiration from new leaves, budding flowers, and rays of white light.

3. Museum Piece Pullover by Faina Goberstein

Love of Knitting Summer 2017

These cables are so beautiful and unique, you’ll have people lining up to ask you where to get this sweater. It is perfect for going out in the summer—the short sleeves will keep you cool but the wool and bamboo blend will keep you comfortably cozy. HiKoo Sueño is a Peruvian yarn created for strength and wearability so this washable yarn is perfect for sweaters, accessories, socks, and kids’ garments. To see the other 39 colors, click here.

2. Gallery Pullover by Quenna Lee

Love of Knitting Summer 2017

An essential summer knit, this pullover is perfect for layering. Whether you style it with a dress, skirt, pants, or shorts, this top will steal the show. The merino and linen blend yarn, Manos del Uruguay’s Milo, makes this top a great choice for all seasons and knits up a lightweight accessory or garment. Check out more colorways, here.

1. Hiking Henley by Melissa Leapman

Love of Knitting Summer 2017

Looking for a machine-washable knitted shirt that combines style and durability? This top will keep you cool during any outdoor adventure and you can rely on it to hold up. Work this sweater in pieces and then seam it together. The flattering fit and eyelet edgings elevate this classic top and the yarn adds additional knitting fun. Berroco Elba is a 100% cotton tape yarn that feels like your favorite T-shirt but creates a fabric with great stitch definition. To see all of the available colors, click here.

Was there something you wish made the top 5? What are you currently knitting this summer? Show us on Instagram @InterweaveCraft.

Happy knitting,

Sarah Rothberg
Assistant Editor, Interweave Knits

Summer Is on Tap at Interweave!


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