Yesterday we created our Ultimate Guide to Summer Crochet. We’ve noticed that a lot of people are already leaping into fall crafting. And of course we get it. You want to get started on the next season with enough time to finish everything, of course. That makes sense. However, remember that it’s still only the end of July. Therefore, you have ample opportunity to squeeze in some great summer knitting projects before you turn your attention to autumn. Make garments and blankets and wear them now and into the early fall. Here’s our roundup of summer knitting patterns and ideas:
But First, Are You in BiCrafty Champions?
The Olympics are going on right now. And we’re following them together in the way that we do best – with a knitalong! (And a crochetalong, too.) The games have begun but it’s not too late to join the BiCrafty Champions workshop. You’ll get knit and crochet shawl patterns, tons of tips and techniques to expand your craft skills, in-depth video tutorials from myself and Robyn Chachula, plus the whole community of people crafting along with you. It’s a great way to treat yourself during this mid-summer break.
Knit and Crochet Summer Roundups
We already included these in yesterday’s crochet guide, so we won’t belabor the point. However, all of these roundups are perfect for knitting in the summer:
- 44 Free Crochet and Knit Beach Projects. After all, there are so many fun things to knit for the beach!
- Knit and Crochet Sandals Patterns. Make summer shoes for all ages.
- 10 Free Knit and Crochet Spring Shawls Patterns. Here’s another bicrafty roundup that’s perfect for summer crafting.
Best Knit Clothing and Accessories Patterns for Summer
Knitting summer clothing is a great way to add to your wardrobe. There are a surprising number of summer knits that are fashionable, breathable, and fun to craft. Start with these 20 free lightweight knit tops. You’ll find tanks, tees, and tunics that you can knit now, wear now, and layer up to wear throughout the rest of the year.
Many people find that lightweight knit sweaters are also perfectly suitable to summer. If you agree, then check out our roundup of 10 free knit and crochet spring / summer sweater patterns.
As we mentioned yesterday, shawls are great in the summer. Whether it’s a breeze in the evening or the AC in a movie theater, sometimes it does get cold. A knit shawl is the perfect solution. So check out our roundup of nearly two dozen free knit summer shawls patterns.
We recently did a roundup of the past five years of Marly Bird / Yarnspirations spring knit-alongs. Although they happen in the spring, each of the makes is also really great for summer. In fact, Yarnspirations calls the vest My First Summer Knit Vest. These are all great accessories that you can make today and enjoy wearing immediately.
Knit Beach Bags and Farmer’s Market Bags
We often have to carry extra stuff with us in the summer. Therefore knit tote bags make perfect sense. Check out the Seaside Knit Beach Bag pattern. We also have 10 Free Knit Bag Patterns and the Vacation Knit Project Bag.
Tips for Summer Knitting
People don’t always like to knit in the summer. On the one hand, there are lots of great daylight hours to enjoy knitting. On the other hand, it’s often warm and knitting might feel uncomfortable. However, if you choose the right projects and the right yarn, you can enjoy knitting all year long. So check out our 17 summer craft tips for easy summer crafting.
Don’t Forget to Take Flat Marly on All Your Summer Adventures!
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- Summer Knits Book Reviews. Note that this is an older post so the giveaway isn’t still happening. However, the books are highly recommended.
- It’s Not Too Late In The Year to Knit or Crochet a Temperature Blanket. Truly, you can start this as a summer project!
- Can I Take Knitting Needles on an Airplane? The answer is yes but make sure you read the details.