Our Learn to Knit with Michelle course starts on 4th May, where you go from a complete beginner, to being ready for your first projects. Here’s some awesome summer knitwear we’d put those new knitting skills to use with.
Sweater vests look great in the summer with your favourite jeans. This pattern by Vicky looks beginner friendly, and the examples are so colourful!
Homewares are a great project for summer. This Hurdle Stitch Pillow is a free pattern, perfect for beginners, and then you can sit on it! Maybe outside if it’s nice weather!
Wool and The Gang have some excellent patterns for summer (a lot of them free too!), including this Blue Days Vest. Imagine it over a bikini, sipping a lemonade by your friend’s paddling pool in the garden, Lizzo playing on the speakers 🍹
Another super beginner friendly pattern is this Baby Blanket by Purl Soho. It looks so cosy!
A couple of years ago, Harry Styles wore a cardigan which set the internet’s imagination on fire. Well, now you can make one for yourself, as the designer JW Anderson released the pattern as a free PDF. This would be perfect to chuck on as the evenings draw in, or honestly over any summer fit which needs to account for the UK weather!
Toys are another great option to knit in summer, because you don’t have to wait until it’s colder to enjoy your creations. Look at this knitted lemon, it’s maybe the cutest thing we’ve ever seen 🍋 Plus, it’s another free pattern!
We’re back with more from Lydia Morrow, this time highlighting their Hardly Harness, which is a very comfy way to incorporate the style of a harness into your layered looks.
If you want to knit, and make a difference doing so, check out Knit for Peace, who match knitters with good causes, and have information to help you donate your knitting to people in need.
If you’re a more experienced knitter looking for a challenge, take the beauty of spring with you with these Cherry Blossom Socks.
If you want to start making your own creations with yarn and some needles, tickets are available now for Learn to Knit with Michele, starting 4th May.