Podcast Episode 322: Warm Weather Knitting
Cascades Tee

Here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve had our first burst of warm weather and we’ve decided it’s high time we talk about warm weather knitting. Whether you’re thinking of garments to WEAR or projects to MAKE during our upcoming heatwaves, we’ve got you covered. Listen along as we talk about the ins and outs of our favorite knitting season: SUMMER!

First up, Stacey and Hannah share their favorite projects. We’ll get you thinking about your own knitting queue and wardrobe. And if you’re wondering if summer is blanket-knitting season, the answer is YES! Modular blankets are easy to knit in small sections while sitting in the sun, and then pieced together in the cool evenings. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.

Next, Lee and Erica do a deep dive on plant fiber yarns. From cotton to linen and everything in between, you’ll learn about the ins and outs of each fiber and their blends. If you’ve never dipped into the world of plant fibers, this episode is for you!

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Hawthorne yarn
Sock Yarn Shawls Collection eBook
Everyday Wraps eBook: Colorful Knitted Shawls
Hue Shift Afghan Pattern
Cotlin yarn
Equinox Collection
Cascades Tee
Cotlin Reflections
Lunch Bag Pattern
Market Bag Pattern
Dishie Yarn
Stroll Sock Lab – Aquarium Edition
Hawthorne Sock Lab – Scoops Edition
Dishie Twist Yarn
Curio #10
Shine Yarn
Simply Cotton Organic Sport Yarn
Snuggle Puff Yarn
Billow Yarn
Lindy Chain
Orchid Blossom Stole


0:00 The Introduction with Hannah
1:07 Hannah and Stacy chat warm weather knits
18:02 Erica and Lee chat plant-fiber yarns
37:17 Credits


  1. Seamyst / May 31, 2020

    The Simply Surprised Tee is a knit pattern using two strands of Curio #10 held together. I’m knitting it now, in Conch and Clementine – perfect summer colors!

  2. Stacey / May 26, 2020

    Hi Mary – Shine is not being discontinued, but due to the pandemic, a lot of our mills are behind in shipping so many of our yarns won’t be restocked for awhile.

  3. Mary / May 21, 2020

    I noticed that many of the colors in Shine are not going to be available until later in the year. Could you please clarify whether this yarn is going to be discontinued or not? Thank you. Also – and please take this as constructive criticism; could you please not giggle so much? You sound like a bunch of middle school preteens and teenagers and not adults.

  4. Vicki Posey / May 19, 2020

    Do you have the Cascade Tee pattern for Fingering weight yarn?


    • Stacey / May 19, 2020

      Unfortunately, we only have Cascade Tee in DK weight. We do have a lot of tees and tanks in fingering weight on our site though! You can see some of them here.

  5. MD / May 19, 2020

    I think the orange knit sweater pattern shown is one I may like to make. Can you provide pattern and yarn choices for it?