People ask me how they can wear hand knit accessories in the spring and summer. Here are some examples that I think work well.
This frothy lime shawl is knit in 100% pima cotton, so it’s light, soft, airy – just right for cool summer evenings or chilly movies. It’s an asymmetrical triangle, so it’s a bit unusual, not like anything commercially produced, perfect if you like to be just a bit different.
Lime not your thing? How about coral? This is a rectangular scarf, it makes an excellent sarong. It’s cotton, so it dries in a flash.
Looking for a gift? Finding it tricky to buy colors for someone else? Teal looks great on almost everyone, and this 100% cotton is soft, fluffy and generally fabulous. This is another one of those rectangular scarves that you can wear in several different ways. Doesn’t it look great with the seahorse shawl pin?
Spring Knitting, Part 3 will be coming soon. We just keep creating the beautiful stuff!
After a brief vacation from blogging, I’m back (well, at least for today). Been quite busy with kids, knitting, etc, so blogging fell by the wayside for a bit.
Nicer weather has finally arrived, after a cool, wet spring here in Indianapolis. I hear conflicting predictions on what the summer will bring, I’m hoping for cooler than average – last year was murderous.
Been knitting a lot (to put it mildly) and there are a lot of fun new items in the Etsy store. We’ve been knitting many things that will work for spring and cool summer nights, like this pale yellow open weave shawl. I love this primrose color, it’s perfect for women with delicate coloring, and 100% organic cotton makes it super soft. This is an asymmetrical triangle and it’s super versatile, wear it as a wrap or scarf, or fold it and wrap for a sarong. It dries in about 30 minutes if it gets wet, so it’s great for the beach.
We found a great buy on Noro Nobori yarn this spring, so we’ve done several different things with it. I knit this scarf; think this is the perfect pattern to show this yarn’s unusual texture and beautiful color changes. This one reminds me of a zinnia garden in the summer sunshine. Cheryl, my business partner sees fireworks. How about you? What do you see?
Cheryl knit the yarn in a different colorway, this one makes me think of a spring rainbow, cheesy I know – but how would you describe it?
This scarf is just right for women with fair, golden complexions – what we might call “Spring” or “Dressing Your Truth Type 1”. I plan to write more about this color typing stuff in a future post.
Cheryl also knit this black fishnet type rectangular scarf from organic cotton. We found a fabulous buy on Mirasol Samp’a, 100% organically grown and dyed cotton, so we snapped up a lot – watch for lots of cool new things to appear in the shop.
I love this pattern, it’s so easy to wear, it makes a nice soft scarf, a shawl or wrap and a perfect sarong. Do I even need to talk about the possibilities for a sexy Halloween costume?
I’d love to hear what kind of hand knits you’d like to see in our Etsy shop for spring and summer. Please let me know through the comments if you have other ideas or know of patterns that would make useful (and beautiful) hand knit items for warmer weather.
How would you like to win a free pair of hand knit fingerless gloves? Gloves that are completely unique and unlike any other pair on earth? Simply enter our Pinterest contest, which ends Feb 25. Better hurry! See the rules in my earlier post. We’ll even pay your shipping.
Here are a few new items in the Etsy shop, including a couple more pairs of fingerless gloves.
The first is knit of Malabrigo superwash yarn.
And I just finished this spectactular and super soft shawl in an alpaca/wool blend (75% alpaca, 25% wool).
Isn’t that the cutest shawl pin ever? You can get it here. The artist is on vacation right now, but will be back in early March. She has the best shawl pins I’ve ever seen, cows, mermaids, giraffes, you name it, she can make it.
Cheryl just completed this very sweet pink and white scarf. Perfect for spring, it reminds me of apple blossoms.
And there’s another pair of Malabrigo mitts.
There are a lot of other pairs of fingerless mitts in the Etsy shop right now. Go take a look at all the available gloves, and then enter the contest today. We will be choosing a winner on Monday, Feb. 25. Entry is easy and Pinterest is always fun.