In My Suitcase – Part 2 – The Perfect Summer Garment

IMG_0472We thought it would be a good idea to offer knit projects that travel well.  Of course, you need not leave home to enjoy them but they are projects that fit nicely into your suitcase.  Summer knitting means knitting with the climate in mind.  If you are away from home or not, you want to create something light and easy.  We introduce you (maybe again) to the perfect summer garment.  Perfect means two things:  it is easy to create and it is fabulous to wear.

We invite you to enjoy the Sandpiper by Imagine Design.  It was a favorite when Jamie (the designer) introduced us to it. The pattern suggests a worsted linen.  Jamie wore hers knit with a lace weight yarn.  Mine, pictured below, was created with Shibui Silk – a worsted yarn no longer available.  Not to worry.  This pattern is remarkably versatile.  You can create it on any size yarn!  Because it is designed top down, you can make it to fit your particular needs – wider, longer, shorter, a more open weave.  We have cottons, linens and blends that would be perfect for your Sandpiper.

We are thinking Shibui’s new Rain (100% mercerized cotton) or Quince Sparrow or Kestral (100% Linen) or, well, you get the idea…so much yarn and so many choices.  Cannot wait to get cast on!

Start your first one soon and be ready to want to knit more – in all kinds of fibers and colors.

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