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4 tips for fab summer knitting

Wow - Memorial Day already - the official beginning of summer fun! This is the season when knitters who travel folks travel and knitters often relax into an altogether different mode. Here are 4 ways to make summer knitting fabulous

  • Knit socks - You always need a little knitting handy while you're watching the sunset or enjoying a casual evening with friends. Small, mindless projects like simple socks in fun variegated colors fit the bill. Knit them in simple stockinette and let the colors do all the work. If you're not yet a sock knitter, Jenny has a beginning sock class starting June 1st so you can easily get on board and be starting your second pair of socks before the 4th of July!
  • Knit light weight yarns -  If you're traveling, pick up some laceweight, like beautiful Shibui Lunar and you'll have a beautiful lace project that weighs next to nothing and takes up no space but still keeps you engaged. If you love the idea of lace shawls, but find them a little intimidating, fear not - Boo Knits has introduced a line of Boo's for Beginners, and Ginni is doing a series of classes on them, starting with Rum and Cola. If you'd rather start now with a super simple project in Lunar, try Envoy, Shibui's simple triangular one-skein wrap. 
  • Knit classically constructed summer sweaters - While there is an appeal to sweaters worked all in one piece, they quickly reach a point where they're heavy and not so transportable. Individual sweaters pieces are typically smaller even than socks and scarves, so you can carry a sleeve or even a full sweater back with you and not have a pile of knitting in your lap. Join our next Custom Fit in 6 weeks class starting July 15
  • Knit shawls in fine yarns A Curl is a perfect summer because it starts small and grows into a terrific accessory you can pull on when the air-conditioning is freezing you to death and toss off when it's not. Try the beautiful Ianthine Curl Mary is doing in the Curl Class coming up June 7

I look forward to seeing you now and throughout the summer - you are always welcome here.

~Ellen
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