6 Ways to Wear the CotLin Collection

Cotton and linen are quintessential fibers that represent summertime knitting – which makes CotLin the ultimate yarn for warm weather wear. Filled with breezy tops and tunics (and a shawl!), the CotLin collection highlights this versatile fiber blend while capturing the essence of summer. And to help inspire your own summer wardrobe, we’ve assembled six looks using three different pieces from this summer knitting pattern collection.

Band Camp Pullover by Laura Birek

CotLin_BandCampPullover_1JUST BEACHY: Summer days at the beach sometimes end up slightly cooler than expected. And when that happens, a perfect layering tee saves the day! Pair it with your favorite dress, sandals and a giant sun hat (obviously) for an effortless summer ensemble.

CotLin_BandCampPullover_2SUMMER IN THE CITY: A breezy top gets a cool upgrade for weekend trips into the city. Simply pair it with your favorite worn-in grey jeans and plenty of gold jewelry for good measure.

Liaison Tee by Allyson Dykhuizen

CotLin_LiasonTee_1PATTERN PLAY: A fun geometric lace pattern can accent a variety of colors and shapes without one overpowering the other. Pair this top with a bright and bold skirt that makes a statement – and don’t forget to add a a chic necklace or bracelet to bring the look together!

CotLin_LiasonTee_2WEEKEND WONDER: A modern geometric top doesn’t have to mean shapes and colors from head to toe! Paired with jeans and a cozy cardi, this triangular lace tee gets a chic yet relaxed look that goes from dinner at your favorite restaurant to netflix at home.

Sea Glass Shawl by Amanda Schwabe

CotLin_SeaGlassShawl_1BOLD MOVES: Shawls in and of themselves make a statement when added to any outfit – so why not let them do the heavy lifting? Pair an ivory top with a feminine cardi (subtle embellishments optional) and your favorite pair of jeans – your colorful striped shawl is sure to shine against this classic canvas!

CotLin_SeaGlassShawl_2BOHO SUMMER: Shawls have endless vintage appeal – play this up with a breezy summer dress, added bonus if there are crocheted or lacey flourishes! Add a statement necklace along with a chunky ring to contrast and complement your shawl. Finish off the outfit with simple sandals and a retro light flare filter; you’ll be in Instagram heaven – guaranteed.

You can find the complete collection here:

CotLin collection printed book
CotLin collection eBook


1 comment

  1. Marie S. Schwartz / July 10, 2014

    The wearable fashions shown are the most intriguing way to encourage knitting and at the same time look fresh and beautiful in mix and match. I loved the presentation.