Summertime in the South gets very hot! Today it is around 93°F outside, that’s approximately 34°C, very hot and muggy.. If given the choice we are either in the water or inside in an air conditioned building. If you turn the a/c on high enough you can get it cold to continue knitting/crocheting with wool and preparing for winter to come back around or you can experiment with cooler fibers. Try using lightweight blends of bamboo, cotton, tencel & silk. For those of you who love bulkier weights try out the chainette yarns available. Chainette yarns knit up light, soft, and quick so ideal for relaxing summertime knits.
I decided to go looking for patterns to inspire me during these hot days. I thought I would share some here with you in case it is hot where you live too. Luckily I found there are a plethora of patterns available for summertime knitting & crocheting, so many in fact that it is hard to choose which to show here and which ones to leave off.
Tanks/Tees suitable for warmer weather. Some are knit, some crochet, all are lovely!
Lacy and light is the way to go for these hot days! Here are some shawls, wraps, and cowls I found that fits the criteria as well as being very pleasing to look at.
Short socks to wear in the summer time.. I actually wear short socks most of the time, but especially like them when I have to wear shoes during the warmer months.
Check back for Part 2; I will be looking for bags, mitts, hats, and other summertime makes.