In Which I Ponder Summer Knitting

March 13th, 2008 | View Comments

It’s a little bit incongruous, working on the other Anemoi Mittens while surfing for summer tops. But my life is a bit incongruous right now, as I’m dividing my time between Pittsburgh (brrrr), Milwaukee (brrrrrrr!), and Houston, Texas.

And starting this summer, I will be living in Texas full-time, so I might as well look into this business of knitting for warm weather.

Spring 2008 Interweave Knits's Auburn Camp Shirt

Given that the Auburn Camp Shirt was selected for Knitting Daily’s spring gallery, I strongly suspect that I’m not the only one who’s rather smitten with this top.

I love the little details, the subtle texture of the fabric, the turned-up cuffs (though I’d probably sew down that tab to keep myself from going crazy). It has a nice fitted shape that can still be layered over a camisole. This seems like it would be eminently wearable for most of the year in Texas.

Spring 2008 Knitty's Yosemite

The Yosemite top in the latest Knitty also looks like a keeper. I love cabled ribs and shawl collars!

If I were to knit this, I’d probably add an inch or so of regular ribbing at the bottom and at the sleeves to give it a more finished-looking edge, and I’d probably make turn the sleeves into regular cap sleeves instead of knitting them straight down from the armhole.

Are any of you from warm-to-raging-hot areas? If so, what do you knit?

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CogKnition posted this on March 13th, 2008 @ 12:11am in Knitting Queue, Life as a Knitter | Permalink to "In Which I Ponder Summer Knitting"

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