Warm Weather Knitting
This time of year it’s easy to lose your knitting mojo. The weather turns warmer and we do amazing things spending our time outdoors but it usually means progress on our current WIPs slows, new projects don’t get cast on and next thing you know it you’re in a major knitting funk. Your needles feel like deadweights just to pick them up and knit a few rows, and it’s not a good feeling. So we went looking for some great spring/summer projects that you should cast on right now before you’re in the thick of it. Get some projects started that will keep your needles moving and fend off the funk.
Here’s our latest Pinterest board with all of the inspiration you need.
6 Tips for knitting this summer:
- Bring it with you. Whether you’re at the park or the beach always bring your knitting. Maybe you will only do a few stitches or a few rows, or maybe you won’t even touch it – but at least you have it just in case!
- Pick a project that doesn’t require a ton of attention. Projects with a lot of garter stitch, stockinette or a simple repetitive pattern are great because you can easily remember where you left off.
- Work with lighter weight yarns. Working on a Worsted weight afghan while sitting on the beach is making me sweat just thinking about it! Lace, Fingering, Sport and even DK are perfect for this time of year.
- Choose bright colors. Cuz color makes everything better.
- Join a KAL – Knitalongs are great for a lot of things. You can make new friends, you can be inspired, you can ask questions, you can enjoy just some friendly conversation but what I like them for the most is keeping you on track to finish a project. I highly recommend the VeryShannon #tttkal which stands for Tops, Tanks and Tees Knit along. Sign ups coming soon!
- Pick an in-season knit. Selecting a project that needs to be worn in the spring/summer might give you a little extra motivation to finish it so that you can actually wear it!