Summer is here and just because the weather is heating up, doesn’t mean we have to stop making! We’re trading in our wools for cotton blends and tabling our sweater patterns for tees! Have you been struggling to find projects for your needles and hooks in this warmer weather? Our Beans have rounded up our favorite kits fit for the season to help you find some ease in picking your next project!
Granny squares have been all the rage recently and we’ve been trying to find any excuse to add them to our project queues! When we found Carolyn Calderon’s Granny Square Tote Bag, we knew it would be the perfect bag to make for beach days or trips to the farmers market this summer!
The Dorel Tee by Alison Green is about to become a staple piece for your summer wardrobe! With a simple diamond lace yoke motif and a flattering silhouette, this tee can be worn to lunch with friends or on an afternoon walk. Knit with Berroco Meraki, this yarn is a light and lovely DK-weight blend of cotton and hemp, perfect for warm weather knitting! Plus, the tweedy texture of this yarn adds a beautiful texture to this tee!
Vacations are good for the sole! It is time to pack your project bags for a trip…for your toes that is! Our friends at Madelinetosh are hosting a Sock-A-Long this summer featuring Jeny Staiman’s Tachyon sock pattern and there is still plenty of time to join in on the fun. With three colorways available inspired by different summer destinations, you’re sure to find the knit voyage you’re looking for!
Beach days are coming and we cannot wait to get sand between our toes and feel the breeze in our hair! This cute crochet cotton crop top reminds us of the spiraling pattern of a seashell washed up to shore. Crocheted using the lovely strands of Cascade Hampton, this DK-weight yarn is a blend of Pima cotton and linen making it comfortable against your skin even on the hottest days!
Are you working on some home decor and organizing projects this summer? These crocheted Modern Baskets are a great way to spruce up your space! Make this set of sturdy baskets to give your potted plant some extra style, organize your stash yarn, or collect toys in your kids’ room! Each kit comes with eight skeins of Universal Yarn Clean Cotton yarn, macrame cording, and a download code for your free copy of the Modern Basket Kits pattern by Angela Plunkett.
Picture this, as you’re walking on the beach watching the sunset, a cool breeze hits you and you wish you had a light wrap to keep you warm. The Qilian Shawl is our pick this summer! This 1-2 skein project will keep the brisk evening chill away. Knit with Malabrigo Silkpaca, this incredibly soft and silky yarn is available in a variety of hand-dyed colorways!
While Pride Month may be over, it doesn’t mean you can’t embrace your identity all year long! Whether you still have some Pride festivities coming up or you’re planning ahead for next year, this adorable kerchief and scrunchie kit is a perfect accessory for any occasion! Each kit includes the yarn needed for the project, a download code for the pattern, and a Lucky Sardine Black Unicorn Sheep with Rainbow sticker!
With an eye-catching lace leaf motif and eyelet detailing on the back, this Botanical Tee pattern is calling your needles this summer! Get this project done in time to wear at your next backyard barbeque or patio brunch! Made with Madelinetosh Wool + Cotton, this tee will knit up into a cool lightweight fabric.