At DocKnits, we always find that things really slow down in the Spring. People are looking at the woolly dust bunnies that have been accumulating over the winter, the windows that are filthy and wait, in anticipation, for the first days when we can get back into our gardens!
However, for those of us who are truly addicted, there really is no “off season” for knitting, crocheting and other fibre arts. While many of us continue to knit woolly year round, it might be an idea to think about the lighter options of yarns and projects available for the warmer seasons of the year! I knit myself a “summer knit” every year and have really enjoyed the cottons, linens and silks that make for a great light wear.
Let’s review some of the yarns at DocKnits that you might consider for the change of seasons.
Juniper Moon Farm Zooey has been a wonderful addition to our stock. This is a light worsted/DK weight yarn that is a wonderful cotton and linen mix. The yardage is phenomenal and the colour range is spectacular
Knitscene published a lovely knit T in their Summer 2014 edition, that is still very relevant for today. A bit of lace around the neck and cap sleeves, this would be lovely done up in Zooey. Consider the Linum Tee by Bristol Ivy for a great spring and summer knit.
And, if you are worried about “Bare Arms Season”, the Sidestep Poncho, by NellKnits will ease your insecurities! This was done in Zooey DK and will provide some light coverup.
We have had Bamboo Pop, by Universal Yarns, in the store for 2 seasons now and our customers are really enjoying this product. Done in Bamboo and Cotton, this yarn also is perfect for spring and summer knits.
Ankestrick has a great cardigan that would be well suited to Bamboo Pop. It has a bit of eyelet trim and a lovely banded waistline. Better yet, it is done seamlessly from the top down.
We have been knitting away at samples for our Trunk Show on May 5th. DocKnits is so excited to have the sales rep from Shibui coming to demonstrate some of their amazing yarns. We have been working away at the new linen yarn, Reed, as well as the lovely Twig…..can’t wait to show you the finished projects.