Summer and knitting – do they go together? Well they do if you plan on knitting something to keep cool in these hot humid summer days. Each summer I like to knit at least one item that I can wear to keep cool. This year I chose a pattern by Patons: the Sunny Days Tank. While browsing a local yarn shop I came across a lovely yarn by Louisa Harding Yarns called Merletto. Its unique texture is accented by the sheen of the viscose strand twisted with the matte linen strand. I chose Lagoon for the color. The weight is DK . I prefer knitting with worsted weight or larger for garments because I can complete a project faster. However, sometimes one has to bite the bullet and just go for it.
After making my gauge I discovered I needed to make a few minor adjustments to the pattern. I am not always very good at this but it worked and I am very happy with the fit. What I love most about the tank is the lace pattern that adds detail to the bottom.
What are you knitting this summer?