What to knit for spring. I sort of wrote about this dilemma a few weeks ago, but I have since completed a pretty lace scarf and have decided to start knitting a spring sweater.
Let me introduce you to Bob. Bob showed up as a pattern in Knitty’s Spring 2003 edition and I found the pattern actually on Ravelry. I really only knit my gauge swatch and a few rows last night, so I don’t have much to show for it at this point, but that is how I sort of solved my warm weather knitting dilemma.
Still, more on that dilemma. Looking back last year, I did a lot of small projects, such as hats. I also got a big jump on my Christmas knitting. I know it’s silly to start thinking about the holidays while the weather is warm, but, hey, if you’ve got the time, might as well. That’s one way to deal with warmer weather and what to knit.
Back to Bob. Bob is going to be in an aqua blue color and not knit in the recommended yarn, but rather in the much more affordable for me Lion Brand Cotton Ease. The gauge swatch matched. Bob’s recommended yarn is Rowan’s version of a cotton blend, but that’s a bit out of my price range right now.
This is also a great time to enhance your skills. Why not take a class at your LYS? They would also have plenty of great warm weather patterns for you, too.
My advice to you about warm weather knitting? Keep it small, prepare for the holiday onslaught, and enhance your skill set.