I live in the UK, where seasons are a vague notion, rather than clearly defined stages of the year.
They tend to be interchangeable and unpredictable; the temperature can jump 15C in the space of a few days, it can snow in April, and we can suddenly have a heatwave that makes the South of England warmer than Morocco.
Which means that the idea of seasonal knitting is also a little tricky. Now that we’re into Spring, I’ve packed away some of my heavier knits in the loft, but I always keep one or two thick jumpers to hand over the Summer. You never know when you’re going to be camping in the rain at a music festival, or experiencing a sudden cold snap in May.
This is coupled with the fact that I’m fairly ambivalent about Summer knitting patterns. The pastel shades, cotton yarn, and lacy flounces just don’t really do it for me. Give me a Shetland wool cabled sweater any day.
But I concede that it’s not entirely practical to be knitting chunky alpaca in the middle of July, so my compromise this year is to focus on lighter weight yarns and smaller projects over the Summer.
I’m in the midst of tackling a Featherweight cardigan in some delicious Madeleine Tosh sock yarn and I’m working on a Colour Affection shawl in some very woolly Well Manor Farm Shetland 2ply. I’ve also got Folded in my queue for some gorgeous Easy Knits yarn, and I have my eye on Vodka Lemonade as a handy cover-up over Summer dresses. Then there are socks. I am not much of a sock knitter but I do like warm feet, so there’s often at least one pair of vanilla socks on the go.
Hopefully those should tide me over until the Autumn, when I can break out the aran for some cosy cabled goodness.
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