Knitting doesn't have to be seasonal; summer is the perfect time to showcase your creativity and embrace the joy of knitting with natural fibres like silk, cotton and linen. So today, on the TY blog, I will pair some fab summer knits with the yarns we stock to allow you to create your beautiful summer tops.
Silk - Elegance and Lustrous Drape
Silk, known for its luxurious feel and lustrous sheen, is ideal for summer knits. Its natural temperature-regulating properties keep you cool on warm days, making it a popular option for summer tops.
One of my favourite silk yarns is BC Garn Tussah Tweed. A cruelty-free silk Tussah Tweed is spun from the cocoons wild butterflies have left behind. These cocoons are made into silk, which gives this silk its beautiful tweed nubs.
Suir Shirt by Caidree
Our top pick for Tussah Tweed is Suri Shirt by Caidree. A simple classic tee makes the most of this tweedie silk as it's knit in stocking stitch, so it lets the silk yarn take centre stage and exudes sophistication.
Cotton - Breathability and Softness
When it comes to summer knitting, cotton is a classic choice. Renowned for its breathability and softness, cotton yarn ensures maximum comfort even in the hottest weather.
Linen is a beloved fibre for summer garments, thanks to its exceptional cooling properties and distinct textured look. The more you wash and wear linen, the better it gets. BC Garn Lino is a top pick for linen yarns. It's an excellent choice for creating stylish and breathable tops. Consider casting on HØR No.14 by Lone Kjeldsen to make a chic linen top that combines simplicity and elegance. The delicate stripes and relaxed fit make it a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
HØR no 14 by Lone Kjeldsen
Cotton and linen work wonderfully together. BC Garn Allino gives you the best of both worlds with 50% cotton and 50% linen. It is soft and drapes beautifully, making it ideal for knitting and wearing through summer. For this Allino I have chosen Santa Eulària by Entre las Manos- Susana Guasch. A sleeveless summer top with the prettiest lace and bobble detail it is sure to turn heads.
Santa Eulària by Entre las Manos- Susana Guasch
So why not embrace your knitting this summer and showcase your individuality with your handmade knits? Explore the patterns we've suggested from Ravelry, select the perfect yarn from our exquisite silk, cotton, and linen offerings, and create garments that blend style and comfort seamlessly. Knitting summer tops has never been more exciting, so grab your needles, indulge in the beauty of Tangled Yarn's Summer Yarn Collection, and let your creativity shine!