7/16/2019                          #822
How much do you knit or crochet when the temperatures start to climb?

I started knitting when I still lived in Florida, and even though there was air-conditioning everywhere (which was, in fact, why I learned to knit fingerless mittens for my office), when it got to be the height of summer, I had a lot of trouble finding motivation to knit. Partly because of my fiber of choice—I am a die-hard wool fanatic and that's not the most pleasant in warmer weather. But it was just so hot I didn't want anything on me or in my hands.

I knit a lot of socks during the warmer months (obviously, I didn't wear them then, but they were either gifts or stashed away for cooler weather) and then discovered shawls. Like socks, shawls are smaller, more portable, and don't weigh a whole lot, so they're great for warm weather crafting! Here's a round up of shawl patterns that might appeal to you for warm-weather crafting.
Looking for a brand-new shawl pattern? Be sure to download Orford, this week's free pattern. This shawl is knit from the center-top down with a textured stitch pattern worked in Berroco Ultra® Wool.

Happy crafting,


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