View Full Version : What do you knit in the spring/summer?

02-10-2007, 03:25 AM
it's oold here right now~~ but spring will come and then summer~~

What are knitters supposed to be knitting when it's not cold outside??? :??

02-10-2007, 08:25 AM
I knit at the pool all summer...and I do things that don't puddle in my lap. Hats, socks mostly. :) Bags...

02-10-2007, 09:21 AM
I'll knit anything, even blankets since I usually have to start on my Christmas presents that far ahead of time to get them all done!!!! :doh:

02-10-2007, 09:40 AM
I like to knit tank top or sundresses for my little girl..along with socks and dish rags... I really don't change to much I don't guess.. cause I only do baby afghans :rofl: get bored with anything larger... and then I only do them for showers so not that many...

02-10-2007, 02:47 PM
I actually usually switch to crochet in the summer, you can made lovely lacy crochet tops to where over tank tops, very popular. I understand that you can convert crochet patterns to knit patterns though I have never tried. I usually do my summer things in a very light cotton or cotton acrylic. I made a darling crochet dress for my niece last year. You could look in the crochet magazines and then see if you can covert the patterns!

02-10-2007, 06:18 PM
Lace is the best thing to knit in summer! Light weight and very airy. :happydance:


02-11-2007, 05:41 AM
I like to knit blanket/afghan squares! Good stashbusters!

I throw a boatload of stash yarn into a big, lidded Home Depot crate...toss in 2 or 3 choice afghan SQUARES books...my KP Options...and leave town for the mountains! For a week minimum!

Under the sun, chillin' in the mountain breeze...feet up...let those creative knittin' juices flow!
:sun: :sun: :sun: :cheering: :sun: :sun: :sun: xxx :sun: :sun: :sun:

Oh, and after 3 pm...you can toss an Alaska Amber in the picture, too! :teehee:

02-11-2007, 09:18 AM
Lace is the best thing to knit in summer! Light weight and very airy. :happydance:


ooooh! Good idea!

I've noticed that I don't actually knit much during the summer. I guess I find the wool too hot to knit. I keep going through spring with cotton yarn, but just stop complete once it gets really hot. It must be a "comfort" connection for me.

But lace knitting might keep me motivated.

Thanks for the suggestion!
Mark viii (http://www.ford-wiki.com/wiki/Lincoln_Mark_VIII)

02-11-2007, 05:09 PM
I actually enjoy summer knitting more than winter, I make a BUNCH of summer tops, tanks, short sleeves, etc. And sometimes some purses. I've always preferred cotton, silk and linen knitting to wool though

02-11-2007, 05:41 PM
Gonna do more socks. But I llike the idea of making afghan squares. Small and portable and sew 'em together in the fall. Great idea Artlady!

02-12-2007, 10:29 AM
I'm planning on knitting dishcloths, finishing the tube socks I've started, and/OR working on thread crochet projects. Not only is thread cooler to work with, but it's also much less expensive than yarn.

02-12-2007, 06:05 PM
BTW, dishcloth patterns make good afghan squares! :-)

02-12-2007, 06:21 PM
BTW, dishcloth patterns make good afghan squares! :-)

Great idea. :thumbsup:

02-12-2007, 07:00 PM
I try to knit in the summer, but I usually don't. My hands get too sticky and things squeak.

I think it is because of the needles I use, but until I got here, I never knew better!

02-12-2007, 09:24 PM
I usually knit dishcloths - they're easy, lightweight, and make great Christmas gifts!!!

02-12-2007, 09:33 PM
I like to knit headbands and purses. they're cute and functional :happydance:

02-13-2007, 01:22 AM
Since I'm in a climate controlled environment most of the time, I plan to work on holiday gifts to beat that rushed feeling in between light weight knitted tops.