Summer necessarily brings an emphasis on lightweight knitting. After all, few among us yearns to while away a hot summer night with a cool glass of lemonade and a heavy ball of wool in our lap.
Unfortunately, lightweight yarn just takes too long for an impatient knitter like me (so many stitches per inch!). Some time ago, after a series of abandoned projects, I resolved not to take on any projects with yarn smaller than worsted weight.
But summer does bring temptation, in the form of beautiful patterns like these that make me reconsider writing off lightweight yarn:
Georgie Hallam's Summer Festival cardigan -- this pattern is just so sweet:
Swallow Cardigan, by Helga Isager -- this fingering weight yarn results in a knit that looks both cozy and delicate
Summerhill, by fallmasche -- I just love the combination of a geometric pattern and the drapey silhouette:
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