I'm a year-round knitter. When the temperatures rise, I park myself in front of the fan and crank up the AC.
Here are my top 10 summer knitting patterns from the Alpaca Direct site—enjoy!
I have to start my list with this fabulous shawl, which combines colors and textures to make a simply stunning summer wrap.
Deep Forest is a showpiece shawl that's actually pretty easy to work, but it keeps you interested as it changes stitch patterns and colors. Love it!
This is quintessential summer: lace combined with large-gauge cotton yarn and a super-fast knit. You'll be able to wear the Sand Dollar Tank this summer!
Choose your color and cast on. Equally lovely with shorts or a skirt, this tank will be your go-to for years.
This pretty shrug will come in handy all summer, keeping your shoulders warm at the movies, out to dinner, and at the office (who cranked up the AC??).
Shop owner Kelley loved Madam Entrechat so much that she featured it in one of her Technique Tuesdays—check it out for some great tips! (The DK-weight pattern is linked above; there's also a fingering-weight version of this pattern if you want to use up some sock yarn!)
Use shop favorite Bamboo Pop to knit up this darling dress. Your little one will love summer activities in this pretty frock. It's a little lace, a little stockinette, a little lovely!
This Sakura Dress is written for newborns up to 4-year-olds, so you can keep making them as your little lady grows up!
Summer knitting means shawls to many people, so here's another winner! Lindy Pop is the shawl to pack for a beach vacation—share a colorful pop with everyone around you!
Happy summer knitting!
We're having a ball introducing you to our first yarn line, Coeur d'Alene Yarns. The first yarn in the line is Sasquatch, a fingering yarn hand-dyed locally in the Pacific Northwest and exclusive to Alpaca Direct!
Sasquatch is a sumptuous blend of 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. There are two types of this yarn, a tonal and a multi-color.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.