Win Our Newest Knit Collections!

Contest is now closed, we will announce the winners very soon!

During the hottest months of the year, I tend to gravitate to projects that use lightweight yarns or projects that use plant fibers rather my beloved wool. Luckily, our three newest collections cover all of those types of projects!

Heirloom laceSock Yarn ShawlsCotLin Collection

Heirloom Lace is perfect for those who love lace and love a challenge.  Need to use that gorgeous sock yarn you bought just because?  Sock Yarn Shawls is your book.  And the CotLin 2014 Collection is fantastic for those who still want to make stylish garments but don’t necessarily want to have a lapful of wool during those 90 degree days.

To kick start your summer knitting, we thought we have a little blog contest – simply leave a comment on this post, letting us know which is your favorite type of warm weather project!  We’ll randomly choose 3 winners & send each of them copies of all three books!

Rules: One entry per person. Must have a US or Canada mailing address. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts or on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Ravelry, etc.) will not be valid for this contest. We will close the comments at 8am PST July 28th and select the winners soon after!


  1. Janis / July 28, 2014

    Sometimes I knit washcloths, and other times I just turn to one of my other hobbies: sewing!

  2. Fuego Azul / July 27, 2014

    ANYTHING with lace is on my needles or hook! But I do enjoy a quick set of dishcloths, or a light shawlette/stole project. What a fun contest! Thank you for the opportunity!

  3. Betsy / July 27, 2014

    I love to do small projects like dishcloths, scarves and fingerless gloves when it’s hot out. And linen, bamboo or cotton yarn (or blends) are my go to yarns. Yum!
    Betsy in the Seattle suburbs

  4. Carmen N / July 27, 2014

    Hats and doilies

  5. Geraldine Scott / July 27, 2014

    I’m knitting socks during this California summer heat…

  6. Margie Starling-Fierce / July 26, 2014

    I make smaller items for the grandkids for Christmas – working on a purse for granddaughter “Hello Kitty” for her birthday on Sept 6 – she’ll be 5 and is crazy about this stuff of Hello Kitty. Would love to win to make more items.

  7. G. K. Green / July 26, 2014

    My favorite warm-weather project for summer is a lightweight scarf or shawlette … something airy, knit on not-too-small needles, with an easily-memorized 2- or 4-row repeat … and that I can bind off and wear right away! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    • Eva / July 27, 2014

      Lace shawls and linen yarn tops and dresses.

  8. Sarah Eshleman / July 26, 2014

    I crocheted a scarf. Currently knitting a dishcloth. About a year into this new hobby. Loving it!

  9. Chris M M / July 26, 2014

    I love working with cotton/blends during these months. Just started a child’s Danish undershirt,

  10. Barb Colvin / July 26, 2014

    I’ve been making lots of bags, buckets and lacy shawls and scarves. Anything small is great for summer knitting and crochet.

  11. Melissa / July 25, 2014


  12. Juli / July 25, 2014

    I like making shawls during warm weather. They are light and travel well.

  13. Sarah S / July 25, 2014

    whatever my current WIPs are! I’m such a slow crocheter/knitter and have so little time to craft (2 small children and a part-time job do a number on one’s free time) that I just have to keep moving onward with whatever I’ve got going at the time.

  14. Shaunna Bryant / July 25, 2014

    Socks are my go to project. So easy transport 🙂

  15. Rebekah Evelyn / July 25, 2014

    I would choose the sock-yarn shawls, because I LOVE the plaid shawl in that collection.

  16. Alyssa / July 25, 2014

    Over the summer, I alternate between making socks and Christmas gifts. This summer, however, I’ve been mostly doing socks…Christmas season will be chaos!

  17. Lisa Mcmeeki / July 25, 2014

    I’ve been making baby blankets galore for the babies in lives of my daughter’s friends. Now it just finishing a sweater in multiple pieces for myself with each piece being lighter. Now a just to do the assembly and edging-wish me luck!

  18. g m / July 25, 2014

    I’ve been sitting on the porch learning to use the drop spindel (less mess to clean up). But some days the neighborhood kids use it more than me. Then I break out my bamboo yarn and knit baby blankets.

  19. Yolanda M. / July 25, 2014

    I love to knit market bags. I go to the Farmers Market during the summer!

  20. Antoinette Kovacs / July 25, 2014

    I have a pair of socks on the needles year round, early summer im finishing up cotton linen projects mid to late summer im dreaming of fall projects already!

  21. Beth / July 25, 2014

    Cotton bags for groceries and the beach.

  22. Jill Orent / July 25, 2014

    I love to knit on socks anytime of the year, but small projects and shawls are fantastic, especially if done in a cotton linien blend

  23. Debbie Cook / July 25, 2014

    I love knitting anything in linen and/or cotton, especially light weight sweaters.

  24. Juanita Williams / July 25, 2014

    lace shawls

  25. Rebecca / July 24, 2014

    I am knitting socks……with 5 kids and various relatives that love them ( I got them addicted)…it takes me a while to get all the Christmas knitting done…I start on christmas day….thanksl

  26. Kristin / July 24, 2014

    I like to work on smaller projects in the summer, like socks!

  27. Kristen / July 24, 2014

    Airy lace scarves!

  28. michelle doucette / July 24, 2014

    I started learning how to knit early this year. I love knitting hats and have been trying to learn socks. I would love to b5 ble to begun knitting shawls an sweaters and have more patterns to choose from, I like working from books rsther than off a computer screen or printout. I find books more portable 🙂 I would love to win this prize and broaden my knitting skills

  29. Darl Gay / July 24, 2014

    I knit lite weight purses & cotton hats.

  30. Annika Peloski / July 24, 2014

    I love socks when it’s hot out. Simple, light and not too much thinking evolved!

  31. Anna / July 24, 2014

    I been knitting summer Tees and Tanks. This is a first for me. So far the knitting has been plentiful. Loving the cotton blends the most.

  32. Nancy Kukay / July 24, 2014

    During the summer, I tend to alternate between items using lightweight yarn and heavier weight yarn for Christmas gifts.

  33. Mary Jane Kletke / July 24, 2014

    Love to knit and felt purses.

  34. Nancy / July 24, 2014

    Socks, lace shawls, hand towels and face/dish cloths, and mesh bags.

  35. Michelle D. / July 24, 2014

    Cotton Hats for the sun!

  36. Beth / July 24, 2014

    Dish towels!

  37. Kate M / July 24, 2014

    I like to work on lace during the summer. It is light weight to wear and quick to work on. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  38. joyce hancock / July 24, 2014

    I like to knit baby clothes and dishcloths in the summer months.

  39. vicki noordhoek / July 24, 2014

    I love to make cotton things in the summertime. Or make afghan squares that can be pieced together once the weather is cooler.

  40. jakki2k / July 24, 2014

    Love to knit lacy stuff: shawls, socks, tops! Thinking “light and airy”

  41. Millisy / July 24, 2014

    I’d like to say socks and gloves because they are small and don’t smother me with weight and heat while I’m working on them. But somehow I always fall in love with a blanket or bulky cardigan that I can’t resist right at the height of summer heat!!

  42. Rhonda Perry / July 24, 2014

    Summer sweaters/ tank tops and shawls have been my go to summer projects. I haven’t attempted sock making just yet but have been seriously thinking of trying them!
    Any knitting to me is happy knitting!

  43. Emily Gibson / July 24, 2014

    I love Cotlin for making hand towels. Nice portable cool summer projects!

  44. Kathleen / July 24, 2014

    This summer my favorite knitting is definitely lace shawls. The last few years, it was socks.

  45. Beth Bejcek / July 24, 2014

    Jumpers for my daughters! And this year chrismas stockings to make I finish them all in time!!

  46. Shaina Scott / July 24, 2014

    This is such a great giveaway! I’m totally in love with the Band Camp Pullover, the hooded Cotlin sweater, most of the patterns in Sock Yarn Shawls, and everything in the Heirloom Lace collection. It would be wonderful to get all of these pattern books. ^_^

  47. Carrie / July 24, 2014


  48. Hind / July 24, 2014

    This summer I’ve been knitting dishcloths. They’re quick and mindless, just what I need.

  49. Nana Deb / July 24, 2014

    Lace shawls, socks and dishcloths are my usual warm weather knitting 🙂

  50. Linda / July 24, 2014

    My favorite summer project is whatever suits my fancy!

  51. Amy W. / July 24, 2014

    I like to find projects to use up my stash yarn in the summer. This usually means somewhat small scale: coffee cozies, small pillows, or just getting creative and experimenting with making my own patterns!

  52. Iris / July 24, 2014

    I love knitting shawls.

  53. Karen W. / July 24, 2014

    I love working on clothing and toys for my granddaughters.

  54. Shannon M / July 23, 2014

    Honestly, I’ll work on any type of project any time of the year! For really hot days I might prefer small projects like hats, socks, or fingerless gloves, or lacy things like scarves or airy shawls… It all depends on what I find inspiring at the moment!

  55. marcia.parker / July 23, 2014

    Small things! I like to get zhead on mitts for my kids and some socks too! Weird I know but easy stuff for all the car trips! He drives and I knit. What a better match could we be!

  56. Allison Jones / July 23, 2014

    Lacy projects!

  57. Casey Kay B / July 23, 2014

    During the summer I like small projects. Especially with cotton yarns.

  58. Zoya / July 23, 2014

    The CotLin materials seem perfect for this weather. The polar vortex is past and the thought of knitting with wool makes me sweat!

  59. Judy / July 23, 2014

    I like working on lace in summer or trying out new techniques.

  60. Valérie Dugas / July 23, 2014

    I love to knit cotton socks !

  61. Dana Dougherty / July 23, 2014

    Love the Cotlin!

  62. Debora / July 23, 2014

    I love knitting dishcloths during summer. They are great for hot weather knitting and then they make great gifts for co-workers for Christmas gifts.

  63. Knitfrogknit / July 23, 2014

    Small items that transport easily. However I must admit the ‘sock’ shawls look intriguing. All that sick yarn whose colors beckoned to me would disappear quicker in a shawl and leave room in my bins for MORR yarn!!

  64. Syl W / July 23, 2014

    Socks! The wilder, the better!

  65. Katelyn / July 23, 2014

    Sweaters all the way! They’re the perfect staple

  66. Tenley / July 23, 2014

    Toys!! I’m working on a shawl right now but little toys are great for warm weather!

  67. Carol / July 23, 2014

    Small projects. Mostly baby items and tiny afghans for Afghans For Angela.

  68. Brooke / July 23, 2014

    I love love love sock yarn projects! I love sock-yarn shawls are lovely for staying warm in over-air conditioned rooms!

  69. Nora / July 23, 2014

    I love knitting dishcloths in the summer. They’re quick, and the cotton yarn is cool. And I can use them right away!

  70. Mechelle Normand / July 23, 2014

    tank tops with cotton yarn

  71. Donna / July 23, 2014

    love the sock yarn shawls hope to try one soon as I get the rest of the socks and kids sweaters finished

  72. Bonita / July 23, 2014

    I love to get a head start on holiday knitting!

  73. Jayne Horwitz / July 23, 2014

    I love sock yarn and looking for new ideas for it

  74. Rachel ravelry 100Creations / July 23, 2014

    socks are great in warm weather. getting ready for winter this hats and mitt too.

  75. Elizabeth / July 23, 2014

    I’m knitting all the hats I’ll need for winter!

  76. Sara / July 23, 2014

    I make blanket squares and scarves in the summer.

  77. Jessica / July 23, 2014

    I love to make hats, and because I don’t have school in the summer, I try to work on larger or more intricate projects than I attempt during the school year. This may seem counter intuitive but AC is definitely my friend:)

  78. Sheila / July 23, 2014

    I like to knit small projects in the summer, so I don’t have a huge wip acting as a lapghan while I knit. Socks are one of my favorite summer projects, with the plus that they’re easily portable too.

  79. Alesha / July 23, 2014

    I love knitting lace anytime, but especially in the summer!

  80. SuthernGirl / July 23, 2014

    Warm or cold, I love knitting sweaters!

  81. Barbara Beck / July 23, 2014

    Lace! I love lace and it’s great for warm weather.

  82. Sharon Gillson / July 23, 2014

    These collections look great. I’d love to knit one of these.

  83. Becca / July 23, 2014

    Love, love, love the CotLin collection! And lace… and shawls! lol

  84. Simon Ladesma / July 23, 2014

    I’ve recently been getting into knitting socks.

  85. Joy / July 23, 2014

    I love lighter knits during the summer, and I’d love some new patterns to choose from 🙂

  86. Lisa Bren / July 23, 2014

    I love working with cotton in warmer weather. I like to knit things like lightweight blankets and kitchen accessories.

  87. Sara / July 23, 2014

    I love knitting socks in the summer (and every other time of year), but I have lately taken up knitting mittens and hats after reading Elizabeth Zimmerman and her suggestion of knitting these small items in summer, so then they’re ready for the those colder days that seem to come all too soon.

  88. theresa calter / July 23, 2014

    always do a cotton top in the summer FOR ME (this year deep red scoop neck with leaf lace from underbust to hem) and then a few shawletts to get the Christmas list going.

    using a linen yarn is on my knitters life list and the CotLin book had a bunch of great ideas.

  89. Ashley G / July 23, 2014

    I love knitting socks on the beach. It’s definitely caused a few second glances.

  90. Heather Lane / July 23, 2014

    Well this is my first summer actually knitting anything! I started knitting last September. I would love to try and make a light summer top. I’m currently working on my first pair of socks!

    I also just ordered some Felici, and Stroll Glimmer to make a pair of child socks o.0

  91. evie harduvel / July 23, 2014

    I love to work on baby hats, booties and blankets for the linus project. the hats and booties are easier especially when it is hot. I usually have 4 or 5 projects and I carry them in a metal pail so they are easy to travel with.

  92. Lisa Chambers / July 23, 2014

    I love socks, hats, and mittens to knit in warm weather. Small projects that go with me to the beach

  93. Christine Bewley / July 23, 2014

    I like to knit lightweight hats and dresses in warmer weather.

  94. Joanne / July 23, 2014

    I love doing anything with lace or sock yarn in the warmer weather.

  95. Barbara / July 23, 2014

    I finally took the plunge & started knitting scarves and then shawls……LOVE IT!!!!! My stash is growing my leaps & bounds…….Every one I see is my favorite…..will there be enough time??? I sure hope so!!!

  96. Allison F. / July 23, 2014

    This summer has been a “lacy” one for me and my knitting! I’ve made two lace shawls so far – they’re such lovely accessories for cooler mornings and evenings!
    In addition, as soon as a few other projects come off the needles, I plan on knitting a gorgeous yet simple cardigan with Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn, in the fruity Queen Anne colorway. With a few curly ruffles down the front, it will make the perfect lightweight top for warm-weather wear! Here’s the link to the pattern if anyone is interested.

  97. Beverly / July 23, 2014

    SHAWLS ~ can’t get enough!!

  98. Suzzanne / July 23, 2014

    lace ANYthing is my favorite warm weather project

  99. CarolG / July 23, 2014

    I usually have a baby sweater going or some washcloths to save for gifts.

  100. Jessica / July 23, 2014

    I think light weight shawls are my favorite thing to knit in the summer. That and socks. But I’m a sucker for lace so I tend to gravitate towards that.

  101. Annett Graefe / July 23, 2014

    I absolutely love to knit shawls and sweaters… When I need something fun I might also make a monster or other stuffy 😉

  102. Shasta Brewer / July 23, 2014

    During the summer I work on discloths and scarfs. I love doing lace.

  103. Tracie / July 23, 2014

    I love knitting shawls for accessories to outfits, they add a nice pop of color to the office! 🙂

  104. Vickie / July 23, 2014

    I just Love to Knit, anything.

  105. RoseAnne / July 23, 2014

    LACE, anything lace, shawls, sweaters, or socks. Socks for commute, shawls and sweaters for the beach.

  106. Emilee Sherrard / July 23, 2014

    I’ve been knitting baby blankets (with cotton yarns) this summer. Will have to find time to look at the collections and find some new projects 🙂

  107. Bronwyn / July 23, 2014

    I like knitting shawls and fingerless mitts to get ready for cooler weather.

  108. Ruth-Anne Cain / July 23, 2014

    I prefer lightweight projects in the summer — so I’m learning lace knitting. My goal–a ring shawl; to be a to knit that delicately would be a triumph!

  109. Helene Davis / July 23, 2014

    I am working on my Christmas presents now. In past years, I’ve been so late that in November I am stressed and knitting non-stop. This year, I’m making neck warmers, hats and fingerless gloves now – with luck I will get my Christmas list finished before the holidays!

  110. Ulla / July 23, 2014

    On a hot day like this I like to knit anything that doesn’t include using your brains 😀

  111. Julie / July 23, 2014

    Shawls, shawls, shawls which I commonly donate as prayer shawls. I am also working on learning more complex lace. Thank you for the contest.

  112. Beth Rudo / July 23, 2014

    I’d have to say knitting in Cotlin appeals to me most in the summer, though lace knitting is a close second.

  113. Joy Blum / July 22, 2014

    I am just finishing my first pair of socks and loving every minute of it. I like that they are such a light and portable project. I can take them with me to the many places I find myself going while the weather is nice enough to be outside.

  114. Jaclyn / July 22, 2014

    I just started my Peace Corps life in Albania, I have been learning the more traditional lace works of the region. -if I win my mom can ship the book to Albania 🙂

  115. Gail / July 22, 2014

    I love summer tops made with non-wool fibers so I think I’d enjoy the colt in pattern book. The summer heat makes knitting with wool too sticky.

  116. kelli / July 22, 2014

    light lacy cardigans!

  117. Linda Veach / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting kitchen towels, dish cloths, etc. in cotton. I also like knitting light weight lacy shawls.

  118. Bonny / July 22, 2014

    Cot-Lin! Living in Texas, I’m always looking for good warm weather projects.

  119. Angie / July 22, 2014

    Washcloths, bags, kitchen and bath stuff. Basically cotton, linen or hemp projects

  120. Susan Scott / July 22, 2014

    I tend towards small project, just finished some baby accessories ,and a leaf pattern spring scarf . Right now working on leg warmers. A hat will be next. Always dishcloths are great small and cool to work on.

  121. Susan G / July 22, 2014

    I like to make socks, gloves & lace scarves. They are easy to take with me.

  122. Alice / July 22, 2014

    Am a pattern junkie. Would love some more! Thanx

  123. Kris / July 22, 2014

    Fingering and sport weight projects for sure! I don’t mind using animal fibers as long as the gauge and the size of the project is small. Right now I’m working on a cowl and a shawl, both in Palette.

  124. Alison R / July 22, 2014

    I like to work on cotton or lightweight scarves and projects with motifs that travel easily.

  125. Lisa / July 22, 2014

    Lace for me!

  126. Melinda / July 22, 2014

    I’ve been really enjoying knitting stuffed toys this summer. I’m working on a praying mantis!

  127. Mary Helen Toal / July 22, 2014

    Anything cotton or cotton blend.

  128. Julie Utley / July 22, 2014

    I love shawls, I can knit warm hugs for my family and friends for the upcoming cold weather!

  129. Patricia Gallagher / July 22, 2014

    I love to make afghans when the weather gets cold, so I can curl up on a sofa with the partially made blanket on my lap. But I live lacework any time of the year!!!

  130. Lynn / July 22, 2014

    Summer sweaters or sock yarn shawls are my summer knits. I take a break with dishcloths & washcloths.

  131. Connie poling / July 22, 2014

    Love cottons! Or all yarns

  132. Lindsey / July 22, 2014

    I’m on a sock kick right now. I love making them and I can’t get enough. I also love shawls.

  133. Julie / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks, hat & shawls year round!!!

  134. CharlotB / July 22, 2014

    I make string bags from cotton, hemp or even plastic grocery bags. I try to avoid really large projects, as they tend to be a bit ‘warm.’

  135. Eloise Wierzbicki / July 22, 2014

    Probably shawls and socks! =)

  136. Marilyn Robinson / July 22, 2014

    Warm weather doesn’t change my knitting much. I work with quality yarns and enjoy knitting. Lately I have really gotten back to making socks again because last winter I tried on one of the pairs I made for my daughter and found out how wonderful they made my feet feel and I have never been a sock wearer! My other favorite to knit is shawls.

  137. Paula Morales / July 22, 2014

    My favorite things to knit over the summer are light weight shawls and home accessories like crocheted baskets and dishcloths.

  138. GailD / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit small items like baby clothes when it is hot. They are portable and easy to take along for knitting outside and don’t fill your lap with a ton of wool that makes you too hot.

  139. Natasha / July 22, 2014

    I love, love,love knitting lace. I’m always up for the challenge and I enjoy learning new techniques!

  140. Tricia Dodge / July 22, 2014

    Slouch hats! So much fun, but sorry and light!

  141. Mary / July 22, 2014

    Definitely the lace!

  142. Emily L / July 22, 2014

    My favorite summer projects are socks and baby clothes. But I really knit whatever, whenever! =D

  143. Diana Gartland / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit small projects in summer — right now I’m making Xmas stockings (long story). Christmas in July!

  144. gail meschkow / July 22, 2014

    Winter is for afghans. Shawls, baby garments, scarves, cowls, etc. are for all the seasns!

  145. Patricia / July 22, 2014

    I LOVE to knit lace!!!! Beautiful lace scarves and shawls are my favorite summertime projects. The gorgeous yarns available today make lace knitting a pleasure!

  146. Vicki matisko / July 22, 2014

    Lots of dishcloths and a lace project or two.

  147. Joan Mamanakis / July 22, 2014

    Lace for summer knitting. I enjoy sitting in the shade of the tree in our patio on hot afternoons knitting and listening to the birds. This summer, I am working on a lace jacket.

  148. amanda / July 22, 2014

    it doesn’t matter the season, i make whatever! 😉 but i seem to be making a lot of winter hats. maybe its all the times i wait until i’m already cold to start. have i learned a lesson finally??!!

  149. Patti Shaughnessy / July 22, 2014

    I just love to knit. I am working on baby knit know because my daughter in law is having a baby in November!

  150. Greta Giles / July 22, 2014

    Socks!……honestly, I can’t seem to finish anything bigger….

  151. janet / July 22, 2014

    In the summer I like to crochet smaller items like baby blankets, hats, scarfs, wine cozies, etc

  152. ilexHolly / July 22, 2014

    COTLIN looks interesting, HEIRLOOM LACE would be a real challenge for me and I love knitting with sock yarn.

  153. Julie P / July 22, 2014

    Gorgeous collections! Would love to win.

  154. Pam Dierking / July 22, 2014

    I’m in live with tbe Cotlin collection!

  155. Sara S. / July 22, 2014

    Socks are definitely my go-to projects in the summer!

  156. Teresa / July 22, 2014

    My personal favourite summer projects? Lightweight shawls and summer tops 🙂
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  157. Jodi / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting lacy shawlettes in the summer, as well as crocheting baby blankets!

  158. Andrea / July 22, 2014

    I love shawls in light yarns in warm weather. Unfortunately I’m usually still working on something I cast on last winter by the time summer rolls around…

  159. AriesKnitWit / July 22, 2014

    I knit socks and shawls all year long. This summer, I’m adding a couple of baby blankets to the list because everyone seems to be expecting. I also have a linen tee in the queue.

  160. Marcy Desmarais / July 22, 2014

    I do smaller items during the summer, this summer I have been making lots of wash/dish clothes

  161. Becky / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting with cotton and linen, bamboo and silk-blends in the summer and will use them to make my kids tops and tunics, toys and accessories.

  162. Cynthia Smith / July 22, 2014

    Anything knit with a linen blend or lace shawls.

  163. Julie Beaver / July 22, 2014

    Warm weather definitely calls for lace knitting!

  164. Carol / July 22, 2014

    I knit lacy shawls all year long with fingering yarn. I especially like Gloss. It is easy to work with and the finished item feels soft and cozy. But I also like Stroll and I just received enough Palette for two more shawls.

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  166. Leann / July 22, 2014

    Socks are my warm weather projects, I love knitting them two-at-a-time!

  167. Tammy Dawson / July 22, 2014

    I love the new collection of the CotLin book! This would be perfect to make while sitting outside in my porch sipping iced tea on summer evenings.

  168. Gillian V / July 22, 2014

    I love all those books but if I have to choose, right now I’m on a sock yarn shawl tear.

  169. Rachel / July 22, 2014

    I’d love to make something like the Repose tunic in the CotLin book, but I’ve been nervous to take on a project of that size (an adult sweater)! Not because it’s summer, but because it would be a challenge. I do like the linen yarns.

  170. Tiffany / July 22, 2014

    Sock yarn shawls, cotton garments, lace in that order. I have a lot of sock yarn and am always looking for new patterns to use it (besides socks)!

  171. Cheryl / July 22, 2014

    Cotlin projects definitely! Anything else make me too hot!

  172. Ana / July 22, 2014

    Typically lace, but I inevitably end up working on a huge blanket or some other large, warm, wooly piece in August.

  173. Ellen Floyd / July 22, 2014

    I am addicted to lace knitting

  174. Loretta / July 22, 2014

    I love the really fine and often intricate kniiting with lace- and sock-weight yarn. The finished project is a thing of beauty.

  175. heather kelley / July 22, 2014

    I knit anything all summer long. Love knitting socks and sweaters, getting ready for the colder temps that will come soon.

  176. Kim / July 22, 2014

    During the summer I abandon large projects like afghans and sweaters, and switch to smaller accessories, such as socks and hats.

  177. Shirley Clark / July 22, 2014

    I mostly knit hats year round for donation. Anything from tiny hats for micro preemies to big sloppy slouch hats. I just got my Lindy Chain yarn that I’m using to make the cowl I found at KnitPicks.

  178. sherinik / July 22, 2014

    Small projects in plant fibres are the perfect summer knitting. Dishcloths, washcloths, socks, hats, mittens, anything small that won’t lay all over your lap and make you even warmer!

  179. Chiu Mei / July 22, 2014

    socks! love knitting socks. stock up for the winter.

  180. Carolyn R / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit socks because of the smaller size, but I also like to knit lightweight shawls in warm weather.

  181. Jessica / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit or crochet small projects.

  182. CreepingThyme / July 22, 2014

    I love socks, but I recently started a Beekeeper’s Quilt and those little hexipuffs are so fast and portable!

  183. Laura Altes / July 22, 2014

    sweaters! it will be
    cold again

  184. Carolyn / July 22, 2014

    Just finished a lacy sweater in Cotlin Conch. The yarn is so amazing to work with and so forgiving of my many attempts to learn new stitches. The color is gorgeous and flattering to my light complexion.

  185. Jill H. / July 22, 2014

    I’ll knit anything in the summer, but I somehow always end up crocheting afghans in the summer, I’m backwards that way I guess.

  186. Jessa / July 22, 2014

    I love making DK weight hats. If I knit them loosely, they can be so airy and worn during early fall!

  187. Daria / July 22, 2014

    In summer, I knit lace and little things for the house – cushion covers, pillow inserts, dishcloths etc.

  188. Jim Lumbard / July 22, 2014

    I like working on hats or other small projects when it is warm out

  189. Katrina Witteveen Roth / July 22, 2014

    I knit a lot of sweaters, washcloths and “old Dutch Lady slippers”. I took up knitting a few years ago when my Beppe could no longer knit me slippers anymore

  190. Natasha Carty / July 22, 2014

    I have about 15 projects going at a time and many more in the wings. In the summer, I try to complete unfinished projects. I seem to work more with lace yarn and accessories in summer.

  191. Vickie / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit lightweight tank tops. The warm weather gets me excited to wear my new tops.

  192. Jennifer James / July 22, 2014

    I always have a blanket going for Project Linus, but in the warmer months this year, I’ve added socks to the mix!

  193. Jen Kubeck / July 22, 2014

    I don’t tend to divide my projects by seasons, so I might knit just about anything in the summertime. I’m also a multi-crafter, so I’m constantly switching among many things, like spinning, weaving, painting, braiding techniques, and so much more.

  194. Bethany / July 22, 2014

    I gravitate more towards my beekeeper’s quilt in the hot months. They’re portable, quick, and let me use a variety of sock yarns that I have stashed away!

  195. Cindy / July 22, 2014

    I love to work on shawls and socks in the summer. They are the perfect size to carry to all our summer activities.

  196. Jo-Ann Boutilier / July 22, 2014

    I have a variety of projects on the go, socks, mitts, baby sweater and an men’s sweater also. I always have many projects on the go summer or winter.

  197. Heather Exum / July 22, 2014

    I love it all, but lace must be my favorite.

  198. Lois Pennick / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks (my 3 yr old granddaughter asks for “Grandma socks” . I knit shawls of all types but I prefer lace weight. And – I do charity projects as they come up.

  199. Carol Krencik / July 22, 2014

    I usually work on smaller items in the summer as it is more comfortable to work on in heat of summer.

  200. Kris / July 22, 2014

    I’ve just started knitting socks, and I’m really enjoying them as summer projects!

  201. Kathy Smyser / July 22, 2014

    This summer I’m knitting a wrap with Sunseeker. And …..drum roll please…it’s almost done! Wahoooooo! A finished project!

  202. Cheryl Henson / July 22, 2014

    Socks and sheltered are my favorite warm weather projects, but whatever I have that MUST be finished is what I am working on!

  203. jules m. / July 22, 2014

    i love making socks in preparation for winter 🙂

  204. Audre Silvio / July 22, 2014


  205. Joyce / July 22, 2014

    My first summer working on a project. I am working on a sun hat. Hopefully it will be done before summer and warm weather are gone!

  206. Elizabeth Blackwell / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit small projects in the summer. Scarfs and socks are my favorites because they are not hot and heavy in my lap. Plus I have new items when the temperature starts to get cooler.

  207. Liz / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather knitting projects are shawls 😉

  208. Kellie / July 22, 2014

    Shawls! I’m on shawl number 3 for the summer, though I’ve thrown in some hats, socks for variety too.

  209. Karla Pentedemos / July 22, 2014

    I love working on socks and fingerless mitts. Small, portable and they don’t make you too hot!

  210. Niccy Y / July 22, 2014

    I love making shawls in the summer 🙂
    I am currently working on three of them.

  211. Tyla / July 22, 2014

    Light weight shawls for the coming fall and winter months to keep out the chill, and socks!! They are small, portable and keep me without a lapful of yarn! They also get me excited for knitting by the fire with hot chocolate and watching the snowfall in a few more months! 🙂

  212. ritainalaska / July 22, 2014

    socks and shawls! am fascinated with working patterns for them and have several of each going.

  213. Dawn Walmsley / July 22, 2014

    I try to work on all projects in the summer, especially the beautiful wool sweaters to be done in time for the cold season!!

  214. Annette Poteat / July 22, 2014

    Being a fairly new knitter, I like trying new things. I knitted the Cafe Tank I found on Knitpicks in the Shine Sport yarn (hydrangea). Love it.

  215. Karen / July 22, 2014

    Shawls with merino – light and pretty!

  216. Kris / July 22, 2014

    Socks and shawls, and right now, Christmas stockings!

  217. hotknitter / July 22, 2014

    My fave warm weather projects are socks, socks, and more socks. Portable and lightweight.

  218. Judy / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting toys and other accessories during the summer.

  219. Dani / July 22, 2014

    My usual summer go to projects are hats though, they’re small, super quick knits that fit perfectly in my bag!

  220. Valerie A / July 22, 2014

    Small projects using cotton or cotton blends. Shawlette and tote bags make great projects for warm weather

  221. B / July 22, 2014

    What a generous giveaway! I work on lace shawls in silk during the summer.

  222. Linny / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit socks in the summer time – keeps it lightweight on the hands AND on the lap!

  223. Susan dresner / July 22, 2014

    Sweaters and more sweaters

  224. Rachel Mitchell / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting my Christmas gifts: hats, mittens and socks are all small, portable and fairly quick to knit.

  225. cas / July 22, 2014

    Would love any of those collections for any time of year! I’m knitting socks and other small things – though also working on a sweater, in cotton yarn.

  226. Bobbie Hostetler / July 22, 2014

    Mainly socks, but am getting ready to start a top using Manos del Uruguay, “Serena”, in a gorgeous coral!

  227. carol / July 22, 2014

    what a lovely bunch of treats to make!

  228. Gabrielle / July 22, 2014

    This is my first summer of knitting! Working on a coral Dishie bath mat, then hopefully on to a lightweight shawl 🙂

  229. Bonnie / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting gifts during the summer. It’s nice to be able to tuck them away until Christmas!

  230. Shelly / July 22, 2014

    Socks! Small and portable.

  231. Pamela Thermann / July 22, 2014

    I like to work on socks, booties and dishcloths. Small, portable and not so hot to work on.

  232. Brandi / July 22, 2014

    This is my first summer knitting, so far I’ve mostly made shawls and a pair of socks.

  233. Leah / July 22, 2014

    Socks!!! So light and you can make a amazing and fun patterned socks! 🙂

  234. Katherine M / July 22, 2014

    Living in the Pacific Northwest, summers don’t get too warm here. So I tend to work on whatever I want during any of the seasons. Right now I’m knitting a beautiful little lace and cables shawllette.

  235. Lisa Mills / July 22, 2014

    Socks, baby sweaters. Small and light projects are ideal.

  236. Jill / July 22, 2014

    I like to get a jump on Christmas knitting. I knit lots of socks, mittens and ghloves. The best choice of yarn for me is Stroll and Galileo. Nothing compares to the feel and appearance of these great yarns.

  237. Tania Marshall / July 22, 2014

    During the summer months, I work on socks and other small items. Baby hats, booties, sweaters and small holiday decorations are also in my queue.

  238. Michelle k / July 22, 2014

    Any project, any time! 🙂
    Small things are nice for summer though.

  239. Donna / July 22, 2014

    Love to do shawls, catch up and finish projects and start thinking of gifts for Christmas and other occasions.

  240. Alice S / July 22, 2014

    washclothes and baby clothes with a lace project thrown in here and there

  241. tammy / July 22, 2014

    Small light weight projects. Nothing heavy.

  242. stephanie / July 22, 2014

    I haven’t knitted a shawl yet and I would love to try. Most of my summer projects are small, like crochet toys and knitted baby leggings.

  243. Anne Clark / July 22, 2014

    Hats, socks and shawls. They are my go to projects when the weather gets really warm.

  244. Cherish / July 22, 2014

    I tend to crochet motif projects (granny square afghans are the staple, though not all I do) in the summer. Now that I can knit, I also knit smaller projects like shirts for my nieces. I like having a few projects to alternate depending on my mood, though!

  245. Alexis N / July 22, 2014

    I like to make socks in the summer. Small, and they don’t drape on my lap making me warm. Also, super portable!

  246. Maria / July 22, 2014

    I like making toys for my kid. It’s fast and involves very little wool)

  247. Josephine / July 22, 2014

    I love making shawls of all kind!

  248. Paula Hills / July 22, 2014

    I work on whatever I have on the go. Currently doing a cardigan sweater. With any luck will be done by the cold weather!

  249. Kelly / July 22, 2014

    I would love to win one!!

  250. Michelle G / July 22, 2014

    This year I’m a glutton for punishment knitting warm wools for Christmas presents as I have a longer list of people to knit for this year. Someday, (hopefully soon!) I will have time again to knit for myself and boy would I love to give that Heirloom Lace a whirl! 🙂

  251. denise / July 22, 2014

    Looks like some wonderful inspiration for summer knitting. Thinking about starting a new lace shawl so one of these patterns would be great. Thanks

  252. Charlotte / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting shawls and shawlettes with sock yarn. I just finished a red varigated one and am looking for additional patterns!

  253. Helen H. / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting shawls during the summer. I have two going right now and can hardly wait to finish so I can start another! 🙂

  254. Wendy / July 22, 2014

    Socks! Everyone is getting socks this Christmas and so far I have two pairs out of seven done, all out of different Stroll variations. The kids are all getting socks made from the Stroll Brights – so fun to knit with 🙂

  255. Jerri Kelley / July 22, 2014

    I’ve been working on winter baby things for a friends baby due in October. Soooo looking forward to starting a sweater for me!

  256. Sophia Inton-Lew / July 22, 2014

    I like to make shrugs or shawls for the warm weather.

  257. Lisa Shores / July 22, 2014

    In the warmer months, I like making socks and lightweight shawls in cotton.

  258. Jackie Webb / July 22, 2014

    A lovely idea for pre-fall. I’m up for it, thanks for running the contest!

    • Jackie Webb / July 22, 2014

      p.s. I turn into dishcloth lady in the summer. =)

  259. Lynne Martinson / July 22, 2014

    Beautiful patterns to make beautiful things!

  260. Sabrina / July 22, 2014

    I like to do things in fingering weight yarn…like shawls or capelets.

  261. Lindsay / July 22, 2014

    All of these are so lovely! I will be hard to pick just one! Currently working on a cabled messenger bag and Ilga Leja’s Among the Birches ruana.

  262. Mary L. / July 22, 2014

    currently I’m knitting a cowl.

  263. Cheryl Baker / July 22, 2014

    I love making blankets, shawls, and have even tried a couple of sweaters. I also like to make mittens and hats for use during the cold Wisconsin winters.

  264. Karen Hollinger / July 22, 2014

    I love making shawls and sweaters for summer.Puting Lace in all things makes them more interesting.

  265. Kara / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting light and lacy shawls and tops.. And cozy winter sweaters – don’t need them yet, and hopefully they’ll be done by the end of fall!

  266. Janet Fordham / July 22, 2014

    Love knitting with sock yarn. The look great!

  267. Theresa / July 22, 2014

    I really need some inspiration for new knitting projects! I’ve got the summer doldrums.

  268. Janelle S / July 22, 2014

    I like doing socks, hats, and mittens in the summer months. It keeps the fingers nimble and it feeds my yarn addiction.

  269. Callista / July 22, 2014

    I like to make baby sweaters! They’re little and summer is a great time to bulk up the baby shower stash!

  270. Robin Blakeley / July 22, 2014

    I have really enjoyed the challenge of lace and sock weight larn shawls this summer. I cant believe the pride I feel when I finish one. They are true labors of love, but the result is worth every ounce of effort!

  271. Anne Boner / July 22, 2014

    Cotton washcloths for the Visiting Nurses to give to clients in homes where such things are scarce.

  272. SofiAlgarvia / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit some something with linen, or bamboo, or a blend of cotton and merino, during the summer.
    I’m knitting a top right now, using a cotton and linen blend (Bohème, Fonty Yarns).

  273. Teckla / July 22, 2014

    Dish cloths and towels in cotton or small scarf projects.

  274. Rachael / July 22, 2014

    I love working on stuff for my nieces and nephews! They’re all still little so I don’t have a huge project on my lap. I’m currently finishing up a cotton sun dress for my niece’s second birthday! I’ve also done lots of pot holders this summer.

  275. Donna D. / July 22, 2014

    I like small projects like socks or fingerless gloves for summer!

  276. Mindy M / July 22, 2014

    I just finished a lightweight cotton lace shawl and am about to start some baby items.

  277. Candice / July 22, 2014

    I love working on small things like fashion scarves and hats. Can’t have a blanket in your lap when it’s 95 degrees out!! 😉 I’m working right now on a fingering weight wingspan scarf that’s really tiny.

  278. Isa / July 22, 2014

    Cotton or linen tops

  279. Jennifer / July 22, 2014

    Small things – toys, scarves, hats. Nothing that will be heavy on my lap.

  280. Jennifer Gates / July 22, 2014

    I have thoroughly enjoyed knitting socks by the pool this summer!

  281. Dee Marquardt / July 22, 2014

    I knit on anything year round. Though right now I have been on a shawl kick.

  282. Dari Trout / July 22, 2014

    I tend to prefer one skein projects (of any fiber) just because they tend to be a bit smaller. Have been known to take on a big wool project in the summer if I have something special I want to enter in our local county fair, though.

  283. mireille / July 22, 2014

    Anything small so that it doesn’t cover my lap! Preferably cotton or cotton-blend.

  284. Amanda / July 22, 2014

    This summer I have been making shawls and light weight sweaters. Heck, I even make winter sweaters, that way I will be ready! 🙂

  285. Margaret / July 22, 2014

    I like the sock yarn shawls, they are light weight. I burn very easily and they offer protection from the sun ands are cute with summer dresses.

  286. Sandra Heath / July 22, 2014

    I like making cotton wash cloths in the summer, easy to take along.

  287. Vickie / July 22, 2014

    I still use wool, but am making smaller projects: socks, hats, a cowl.

  288. Julie B / July 22, 2014

    I love lace shawls for the summer, especially with beads. A little sparkle for the sun!

  289. Candi Cooper / July 22, 2014

    I did my first lace project 8 months after learning to knit (May 2014 did my first lace). I learned so much from that one project that I am not afraid to try anything when it comes to knitting. I am so so hooked on knitting I have to do it every day or I go through withdrawal!!!

  290. Angela / July 22, 2014

    I love lace in the summertime!! And lace makes lovely gifts for wedding season, too :).

  291. Roxanne Stevens / July 22, 2014

    I’ve been knitting a lot of light weight shawls.

  292. Allison / July 22, 2014

    After my first knitted lace shawl, I am definitely interested in more lace knitting and knitted lace projects.

  293. Hilary / July 22, 2014

    I usually have to start on my Christmas presents in July to get them done in time!

  294. Rose Birchall / July 22, 2014

    Socks and Hats!

  295. Julie Swierczek / July 22, 2014

    I would love to do some of the projects in the Cotlin collection!

  296. Chrissy Z / July 22, 2014

    I like to get started on Christmas gifts during the summer. Right now I’m knitting a tea cozy for my aunt! Nice small project, not too heavy on the lap.

  297. kristin / July 22, 2014

    I’ve been looking for some new projects to start and these would be perfect! They are simply beautiful!

  298. Kathy Davis / July 22, 2014

    I just finished a pair of socks, using Stroll. Waiting for my Knit Picks order to arrive bringing me my next sock yarn, Stroll Glimmer. I also have 2 cardigans in the works, using Comfy Sport and Shine Worsted. Do you see a pattern developing here. I would love these collectons to add to my Knit Picks yarn addiction.

  299. stephine paulson / July 22, 2014

    Sicks or light weight shawls

  300. Meredith / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting winter accessories in the summer- gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.- small, lightweight, and you’re ready for winter!

  301. Linda Quick / July 22, 2014

    The sock yarn ssShawls would be fun because I have some KP Bare to dye; the sweaters because I get cold and the lace because it makes me think. Thanks for the opportunity.

  302. Kirsten / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting light weight yarns in lace patterns. A cotton/linen mix lace summer cardigan is perfect for the office with air conditioning. Also, baby gifts in soft cottons work well for summer knitting.

  303. rachael / July 22, 2014

    Mostly socks (they were key during this past winter) and the neverending hexipuff mountain for my beekeeper quilt!

  304. Elizabeth S / July 22, 2014

    Right now I am loving crochet and knit market bags, they are perfect for the pool as well as the store. I am also making a start of my Christmas project list, which includes bath sets, socks and hats. The ‘Repeat Crafter Me’ owl hat is a favorite of mine right now.

  305. Linda S. Williams / July 22, 2014

    I would love to win the lace book. It looks like it would have some pretty things in it.

  306. Wendy McElroy / July 22, 2014

    I love baby hats in summer, small and portable, not a lot of weighty knitting to drag around.

  307. Hayley / July 22, 2014

    Baby blankets! Especially ones composed of granny squares and using a brightly colored cotton-based yarn.

  308. Linda Cooke / July 22, 2014

    I love the Cotlin collection. I have made beautiful spa cloths with it.

  309. Vicki / July 22, 2014

    Except for heavy sweaters, my summer knitting is much the same as winter. Some small projects to carry (socks, chemo hats) and shawls.

  310. Kyla L / July 22, 2014

    I’ve got a/c so I knit whatever I want all year round, usually shawls. But if I’m not in a/c then it’s socks. Light and not sitting in my lap.

  311. Delia Martin / July 22, 2014

    I love to work with cotton or bamboo in the summer – anklets, shawls, t-shirts and toys for the wee ones in the family. I’m just finishing a lace-edged shawl in parchment coloured Comfy Fingering.

  312. Gina Colby / July 22, 2014

    I love workng on fingerless mitts when the weather starts to cool down. 🙂

  313. Vicki suan / July 22, 2014

    Socks and hat! But warm weather won’t stop me from knitting afghan squares too

  314. Debby / July 22, 2014

    Socks – easy to bring wherever you go!

  315. Chris Sheriff / July 22, 2014

    Socks are really my favorite summer project – great for working on in the car and not too hot on my lap.

  316. Hope Jones / July 22, 2014

    I love the Sock Yarn Shawls. The yarn makes them so pretty with hardly any work.

  317. Suzette Thompson / July 22, 2014

    I just finished a lace cardigan with Cotlin and a lace shrug in Shine sport.

  318. Colleen / July 22, 2014

    Socks and baby sweaters- small things that don’t fill my lap with too much wooly warmth.

  319. Robin / July 22, 2014

    Usually in hot weather I work on spa cloths and dish cloths. This year I’ve also been trying tanks.

  320. Cathie Coulter / July 22, 2014

    I have just started to knit shawls and lace work. Love to try some of these patterns.

  321. Katy C / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting light shawls and socks during the summer, and small projects that don’t overheat my lap in my non-air conditioned apartment. That being said, I’ve been working on a sweater for my husband in Knitpicks Comfy Worsted (because he is a serial felter of hand-knits). I save it for rainy days and cooler evenings when we watch movies together.

  322. Susan Coutts / July 22, 2014

    I knit shawls all year long! Summer is for the laceweight cotton, silk or linen yarns and very open, delicate patterns 🙂

  323. Jennifer / July 22, 2014

    When it comes to summer time knitting, I always have two projects on my needles. One large over sized lace shawl, and those small little projects that are destined to live underneath a Christmas tree such as hats, mittens, gloves, and even a scarf or two. This way, I have a project to keep my mind busy but I always have something to grab that require no mind or attention if I decide to go on a spur of the moment road trip or just need something to keep my occupied at a doctor’s office.

  324. Jan / July 22, 2014

    Socks socks and more socks. They are fun and easy to transport. Sock yarn shawls would be a new adventure!

  325. Leslie / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting lace shawls. They aren’t usually bulky enough to warm me up, and I love the end product. 🙂

  326. Manuelita White / July 22, 2014

    Absolutely love this collection, especially the sock yarn shawls!

  327. Leigh Rohde / July 22, 2014

    I’m in the midst of a sock obsession right now. But it may be time to finally try some of the dishcloths. Easy, quick, fun, and functional.

  328. Heather W / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit tank tops or summer weight tops during the summer! I like to wear a top I knitted to Stitches Midwest every year.

  329. Jane Osborne / July 22, 2014

    Love the Cotlin collection. That is a great yarn weight where I live!

  330. Yuliya / July 22, 2014

    I start to think about winter too soon and already try to make some new hats or headbands 🙂 also blanket in process, which i can only work on at home under AC!

  331. Angie Daggett / July 22, 2014

    Little things like toys, some times shawls.

  332. Patty Rothberg / July 22, 2014

    I love making dishcloths, purses, and neat little projects. I’m hoping to make a shawl this summer as well.

  333. Nancy Butler / July 22, 2014

    During the summer, I concentrate on knitting socks, socks, and more socks!

  334. Deb Mehlfelder / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit cowls and slippers in the summer.

  335. Lori B / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting and find lace a wonderful challenge. It is also fun to use different yarns for the same pattern to create a whole different look! I would love the Heirloom Lace Collection!!!!

  336. Rebecca / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting something small and portable in the summer, like headbands.

  337. Elisabeth / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks and shawls during the summer months, makes for little yarn and bulk to carry around.

  338. Deborah Lumby / July 22, 2014

    Love to try different yarn fibers. I think the Lace patterns are beautiful would love to try one.

  339. Kate D / July 22, 2014

    I love working on lace shawls in the summer! They travel small where ever the summer fun takes me.

  340. Bonnie holt / July 22, 2014

    I have been working on baby sweaters for my daughter. But I always have a lace shawl in the works with sock yarn. They are always so beautiful, and seem to take on a story as I keep knitting.

  341. Judy Willing / July 22, 2014

    I knit almost anything in summer. I am currently trying a short sleeve summer sweater in pima cotton that is coming along nicely. I love to do shawls and socks in summer also.. Baby items are fun too!

  342. Juliana / July 22, 2014

    During the summer I like to knit small projects like hats and cowls. I love cold weather so much that I get ready for fall since July! However, cotton tees are great for warm weather, great to knit outside where there is no AC.

  343. Stacy / July 22, 2014

    Sock yarn shawls!!!

  344. Melissa / July 22, 2014

    During the summer I gravitate to lightweight shawls. Love that they chase away the chill of over ac’ed buildings.

  345. Bobbie Minnick / July 22, 2014

    My favourite thing to knit in the summer is socks. I have started knitting lace so that would be another lightweight project.

  346. Kara / July 22, 2014

    Socks! I’ve been on a sock knitting kick for months now.

  347. Holly / July 22, 2014

    I love these collections, especially Sock Yarn Shawls. Thanks for the opportunity!

  348. Linda Mills / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting shawls to donate to chem centers. Knitting them in sock yarn would be so nice.

  349. Ann / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks and shawls in the summer. They are both small and portable!

  350. Lindsay Boussom / July 22, 2014

    Since I don’t knit amazingly quickly… My favorite summer project right now is my very first sweater! So excited to wear it this winter!

  351. Amanda / July 22, 2014

    Anything small and easy to travel with – a lot of times I like making squares for blankets and then putting the squares together in cooler weather.

  352. Virginia Smith / July 22, 2014

    I’m working on Christmas gifts, sweaters for “inside work” and scarves/cowls for when I’m out and about.

  353. Bridget / July 22, 2014

    Favorite warm weather project… would have to be bikini festival tops. I also really love crocheting jewelry this time of year or trims for other garments.

  354. Stella / July 22, 2014

    My favorite summer knitting project is anything experimental. I’m more likely to try a new and challenging pattern in the summer than in the winter. Weird? Maybe.

  355. Rebecca Sooksom / July 22, 2014

    Cotton socks!

  356. Patricia Grindley / July 22, 2014

    Socks are perfect for summer.
    I am knitting a pair in Green and Gold in preparation for Pre-Season. Go Pack!

  357. Natalie / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather projects are cotton sweaters and tank tops.

  358. Carol Meditz / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks all year round. This year I am planning on knitting more lace-scarves and shawls.

  359. Karen Aguilar / July 22, 2014

    Anything in lace!

  360. Lauren / July 22, 2014

    This summer I’m trying out two at a time toe-up socks in the hope that I can cure a nasty case of Single Sock Syndrome.

  361. Jeannette / July 22, 2014

    My favorite summer projects are small projects like socks or shawls, and usually a tank top or tee made in a nice, light silk, linen or cotton blend. (Right now, I have one of each of these kinds of projects going!)

  362. Denise / July 22, 2014

    Have just ordered yarn for my first shawl.Can’t wait to start it!

  363. Michele Allen / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather project is socks.

  364. Jan Friedlander / July 22, 2014

    I would live to learn t knit shawls in sick yarn

  365. Laura Jahn / July 22, 2014

    Maybe I’m just crazy but I don’t really worry too much about the month or the weather, I just carry on knitting whatever appeals to me the most!

  366. Devon / July 22, 2014

    Currently I am on a kick knitting stuffed animals. I also enjoy knitting socks or other small objects that can easily travel to camp with me.

  367. Patsy Gibson / July 22, 2014

    I tend to knit more socks and scarves in the summer…while at the lake.

  368. Florence / July 22, 2014

    Lots of cotton/linen projects. But I don’t neglect my wool either. Working on a sweater right now!

  369. Susan P / July 22, 2014

    something lacy or with cotton blends

  370. Sonia Forster / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather project would be shawls, dish cloths and socks!

  371. Kimberly Ferguson / July 22, 2014

    I knit anything, anytime, anywhere- my problem is completing anything!!!!

  372. Cindy / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting light summer sweaters and small projects.

  373. Fran / July 22, 2014

    My knitting DRASTICALLY reduces in the summertime. Inspire me!

  374. Julie T / July 22, 2014

    During the hotter times of the year I like to knit cotton or cotton/linen tops. I also lie lace shawl projects, and do use a warmer finer for these.

  375. Tish / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather projects are socks. They are small, so they don’t cover you up as you knit.

  376. Patsy Coats / July 22, 2014

    Hats and cowls

  377. Jennifer / July 22, 2014

    I always love sock knitting! Year round, but nice and light in summer. I am also really starting to enjoy shawl knitting this summer!

  378. heide presson / July 22, 2014

    Socks or mittens because they do not get too hot and they can be carried to parks or taken on road trips.

  379. Kate / July 22, 2014

    Small, quick knits. Lacy things.

  380. Jeanne / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit socks or shawls in hot weather. Somehow this year I’m working on an afghan for a wedding present – hot, hot, hot!

  381. Mary Beth / July 22, 2014

    Oddly enough, I’ve been working on sweaters. I figure now’s a good time to do it, since they’ll be ready when I actually need to wear them!

  382. Larissa Doss / July 22, 2014

    I love working with sock yarn in the summer – so light!

  383. Heather L. / July 22, 2014

    Sock are my favourite warm weather project: portable, small, and available in nearly endless variety.

  384. SusanF / July 22, 2014

    I love KnitPicks. It’s fun to get the catalog and plan projects.

  385. Ginger / July 22, 2014

    love knitpicks yarns

  386. Anita W. / July 22, 2014

    Socks, gloves, and dishcloths are my go to summer knits.

  387. Ginger / July 22, 2014

    I love Knitpicks cottons for summer and baby projects.

  388. Cindy B / July 22, 2014

    I like to do blankets especially.

  389. Tiara / July 22, 2014

    Shawls, definitely. The best part is that they require very little finishing. If I decide it isn’t the “perfect” item for me, they make great charity items too since they’re don’t seem to have ‘hard wear’ spots likes sweaters and socks.

  390. Barb Thames / July 22, 2014

    I usually spend most of the summer days knitting lightweight shawls for summer wear. However, this year, my niece is getting married and they have just bought a new house. She needs kitchen towels, bath clothes, pillows, and such. I’m knitting the kitchen and bath items in CotLin and loving the way they’re turning out.

  391. Kati / July 22, 2014

    Somehow I always end up knitting baby booties for whichever friend is next over the summer: small, portable, and fun to make!

  392. Victoria / July 22, 2014

    I love doing lace any time of the year because it is so lightweight. I’m also crocheting bears and dolls for friends’ birthdays from sock yarn, the pieces are small and portable.

  393. Lauren Schueller / July 22, 2014

    Summer is usually when I start knitting this year’s christmas gifts.

  394. Lisa / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting socks in the summer. It takes me so long to finish they are ready when the cold weather rolls around!

  395. Martha / July 22, 2014

    Definitely dishcloths in the summer…quick, lightweight, and simple!

  396. Jamie / July 22, 2014

    I have just started to knit. But I have to say that I have always loved shawls. There is just something about them that I love.

  397. Judie H. / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather project is anything lace!

  398. Katherine Morris / July 22, 2014

    I want to learn to knit something in a lace pattern

  399. Heather Jefkins / July 22, 2014

    My favourite summer knitting is something small enough to take to the beach… Kitchen accessories, socks, mitts, lace scarves and even baby sweaters … My daughter swims and plays in the sand, and I knit. Heaven!

  400. Julie Murray / July 22, 2014

    This summer, I’m working on little portable projects: hats, baby things and socks. I’m trying to use up a bunch of stash yarn.

  401. Shelagh Hanna / July 22, 2014

    I love working with lace patterns. I really enjoy knitting up shawls. Ever since I knit my first one last year I have been hunting for the right pattern for my yarns.

  402. Charissa / July 22, 2014

    I have been making toys and amigurumi in the summer months. The items are small so it is not too warm to work with.

  403. elizabeth / July 22, 2014

    Love new challenges. Would love to try my hand at knitting lace and working with the lighter cotton. Perfect for summer month projects. Gotta have several of those going. hehehehe

  404. Danielle R / July 22, 2014

    I’ve been working on making market bags and beanies for friends and family at the moment, but I’ll soon be making a baby blanket, some baby booties and a little sweater for my best friends who are expecting a little girl this November!

  405. Jackie Easter / July 22, 2014

    Living in the tropics and wool is not an option !

  406. Veronica / July 22, 2014

    I enjoy dishcloths in the summer…love cotton yarn!

  407. Eva / July 22, 2014

    I love working with linen or linen blends in the warm weather months.

  408. Roberta W / July 22, 2014

    I like to work on light shawls, socks, and hats.

  409. Sabrina / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather knits are shawls! I feel like they’re knits that I can sink my teeth into while I’m at the beach or just relaxing at home 🙂

  410. Christine / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit shawls when it’s warm – they aren’t too big and then they will be ready for the cooler Fall temps! Thanks for your giveaway!

  411. Tammy / July 22, 2014

    I like making socks in the summer.

  412. Savannagal / July 22, 2014

    I don’t have a warm weather type of project. I usually switch types of garments throughout the year. I am knitting a wool sweater right now in 90+ degrees in Chicago. I also have socks and a shawl on my needles. I switch around like that all year. I enjoy all types of knitting at all times of the year. Thanks for the terrific giveaway.

  413. Ellie Voss / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit cotton tees and tanks–and if it’s in the round, all the better!

  414. Breana R / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting lacy shawls in the summertime. I usually make a few hats along the way too.

  415. Betty Wharton / July 22, 2014

    I love working on smaller projects during the summer months. The Glass Knot Afghan is my current project as the squares are made individually and are very easy to transport. Also smaller shawl patterns work very well and usually knit up quickly and are easy to take along.

  416. Kelly Stephenson / July 22, 2014

    I like socks – they’re nice and small and “seasonal.” I probably should be working on scarves or christmas projects, but it just doesn’t fit with sunshine and 90 degrees 🙂

  417. karen / July 22, 2014

    Loving dishcloths for now…. Thinking shawls and afghans for cooler weather tho!

  418. Erin VE / July 22, 2014

    I love the Cotlin yarn! Knits up quickly and efficiently – perfect companion to summer outdoor concerts!

  419. Bethany / July 22, 2014

    In the summer, I actually enjoy making gifts for the winter! Scarves, hats, blankets…never too early to get a head start on Christmas! That frees up my time in the winter to make summer things and other odds and ends. 🙂

  420. Lori Biss / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting lightweight scarves in the summer months, small to carry about while doing “the summer thing”. I am an avid lace knitter and always looking at patterns. I also love linen to knit with for top notch lace washcloths.

  421. Adina Montgomery / July 22, 2014

    As long as there is air conditioning, I’ll knit anything!! Especially love lace!

  422. Maria / July 22, 2014

    Since I live in Florida, all of my knitting is warm weather knitting! During the peak of the summer, I prefer small projects like hats since they don’t need to sit on my lap like a large project does.

    My favorite project so far this summer has been a headband made out of CotLin. The gray I used is a nice cool color to balance out all of this warmth.

  423. Kay Spitler / July 22, 2014

    I love making lacy items with sock weight yarns. The variety of colors make each item special.

  424. Linda / July 22, 2014

    I’m still going with my shawl “obsession”. Nice and light and interesting enough to keep me coming back to the yarn.

  425. Monica / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting for my kids in the summer. Most of them are still small, so they’re nice quick projects that can be on the go with our busy summers!!

  426. crystal woods / July 22, 2014

    It doesn’t matter what it is, I love knitting. Right now I’m making a baby blanket with Dishie yarn.

  427. Meig / July 22, 2014

    My favorite type of warm weather project is something small, like socks or a hat. I’m working on a shawl right now and it’s heating me up just having it in my lap!

  428. Jamie / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit baby gifts in the summer months. Smaller, faster, and easier to tote along on trips.

  429. Danielle / July 22, 2014

    Hot weather projects for me are usually shawls but this year it’s slippers. So much less yarn in my lap 🙂

  430. Amanda / July 22, 2014

    Summer is sock knitting season! 🙂

  431. Josephine E. / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting dishcloths and socks.

  432. Lisa / July 22, 2014

    I like light weight, lacy shawls. Although, by mid summer, I am often working on projects for fall & winter already 😉

  433. KELLI DELGADO / July 22, 2014

    Warm weather projects? Lace!

  434. MaryAnne Williams / July 22, 2014

    Hats are a favorite summer project.

  435. Diane True / July 22, 2014

    I love making lace shawls in the hot summer weather.

  436. Raechel / July 22, 2014

    I love working with sock yarn, but have just recently started my first lacework project! Both are excellent options for working with when it is warm out.

  437. Rebecca / July 22, 2014

    Mitts and socks are always good for summer knitting. I also like sweaters with long stretches of don’t-have-to-pay-close-attention knitting. Fancy lacework may be good to wear in the summer, but I don’t love the knitting part in the heat.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  438. Rachael / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting dishcloths. The are small, portable and easy to pick up and finish between the activities of summer.

  439. Sarah Clark / July 22, 2014

    I’m working on a sock yarn super wash merino baby blanket. The warm weather has certainly slowed me down as having the finished part spread across my lap is less pleasant.

  440. Jennifer Morgan / July 22, 2014

    Love doing socks at any time of the year!

  441. Kristina Vrooman / July 22, 2014

    Love knitting all different things. Always seem to have multiple projects going at once. Infinity scarves are a go to item but have recently been exploring sweaters, a new venture for me.

  442. Janet B. / July 22, 2014

    Right now I’m making my first sweater! I don’t have a particular warm weather project just whatever strikes my fancy. I can’t wait to knit another shawl though

  443. Kara / July 22, 2014

    I love making socks and afghan squares! Small projects that won’t make my lap too warm.

  444. Sherry Devoe / July 22, 2014

    Love the new pattern collections!

  445. Beth / July 22, 2014

    I love shawls and lightweight sweaters when its hot.

  446. Julie Edwards / July 22, 2014

    I like making lacy shawls not only in summer but any time of year. In the summer I have found that I also like making mittens, small, light, portable!

  447. Shannon / July 22, 2014

    This summer, I’m knitting shawls for my 5 bridesmaids. All different patterns and all using stroll tonal in springtime.

  448. Janice Bittner / July 22, 2014

    I love working with cotton/linen yarn, because I am allergic to wool. Some day I’m going to make something from silk yarn, and treat myself to a really nice item. 😀

  449. Ann Trautmann / July 22, 2014

    I actually knit winter-wear in the summer, and summer wear in winter. This way, I have them ready, and am not stressed about finishing! (Yes, I just need more time to knit!)

  450. Cindy / July 22, 2014

    Love working with linen, cotton and lightweight yarns year ’round, as I live in Florida

  451. Terry Donaldson / July 22, 2014

    I don’t really care what the weather is I just work on whatever strikes my fancy. Or whatever is next in line, I always have a backlog of projects.

  452. Heidi Scuglia / July 22, 2014

    I love lace! They are my favorite warm weather projects.

  453. Tabatha / July 22, 2014

    Sock yarn shawls are my favorite summer knitting projects!

  454. Jen / July 22, 2014

    Actually, I love knitting anything. Wool socks that get me thinking about winter are a great relief to me during the hot times of the year. 🙂

  455. Chris Klassen / July 22, 2014

    anything small with cotton

  456. Leda Loux / July 22, 2014

    wow – what a great giveaway – socks and shawls with sock yarn – all good projects!

  457. Nikky / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting small accessories (shawls, cowls, hats, mitts…) any time of the year! But in the summer, my knitting group meets next to an ice cream shop, which helps to keep us cool. 😉

  458. Elizabeth Downs / July 22, 2014

    Love doing small portable objects, socks,hats, mitts. Or afghan squares!

  459. Jackie Snapp / July 22, 2014

    I am making shawls and cowls for Christmas and a baby blanket for a new family member. When these are done I’m going to make a lap afghan for my granddaughter in college.

  460. Bonnie Pedersen / July 22, 2014

    Socks in the summer! Easy, small projects I can carry around. Then, when the cool weather hits, I have a drawer full of lovely, warm socks.

  461. Heather Anderson / July 22, 2014

    I love making socks and light shawls with lace weight yarn this time of year! Sooo soft and light!

  462. Casey Longenecker / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather project is shawls. Last year I worked on the wingspan shawl but this year its a pi shawl. 🙂

  463. Karla / July 22, 2014

    I’m working on some socks right now! But anything small and portable that I can take on road trips is good for summer knitting!

  464. Jennifer / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting with cotton in the summer- I am working on a baby blanket and two cotton jumpers for my pregnant friends and their babies to be! I also love knitting hexipuffs, they are small and knit up so quick they don’t had any heat to my love of knitting in the summer!

  465. Lisa in TX / July 22, 2014

    It’s hot most of the year, here. I knit a lot of socks because they’re always useful, and small/not all over the place.

  466. Jessica / July 22, 2014

    Love knitting shirts and blankets!

  467. LBJ / July 22, 2014

    I am not a weather directed knitter. I knit whatever, whenever. I am always knitting and always have a project with me.

  468. Jessica M. / July 22, 2014

    I love making cotton or linen tops/cardigans when it is warm out!

  469. Amanda S / July 22, 2014

    I tend to get the sweater bug in June- I knit my cool weather items in summer so I have them finished in time for fall!

  470. philippina wijtmans / July 22, 2014

    I love the shawl in the sock yarn, it stripes up really nice. I love making shawls because the one size fits all.

  471. Joan / July 22, 2014

    I like small project that travel easily and finish quickly.

  472. Elyse / July 22, 2014

    Socks! Socks I really like knitting all year round, but they’re nice in the summer because they don’t cover my lap and make me die of heat. Sadly, I can’t actually wear them til fall or winter…. 🙁

  473. Crystal / July 22, 2014

    I love socks and shawls for warm-weather knitting.

  474. Debbie Warnaar / July 22, 2014

    I welcome new project ideas for knitting during grandkids’ summer activities!

  475. Karla Hartzell / July 22, 2014

    My favorite would be heirloom lace!

  476. Mabel / July 22, 2014

    I like shawls but a large shawl might get boring, so I also like to knit something smaller on the side, like a T-shirt (doing that now), baby shirt, or other things that use cotton or linen yarn! Love linen.

  477. Amy Mason / July 22, 2014

    I have been making decorative linen and cotton scarves for this summer.

  478. Karen Brack / July 22, 2014

    I like light, lacy shawls.

  479. Virginia / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit light weight shawls during the summer. I also like to get started on my Christmas knitting.

  480. dianna anderton / July 22, 2014

    Little things like socks and dishrags.Stuff that won’t be a hot pile in my lap.

  481. Audrey / July 22, 2014

    I like to have a variety of projects going so that I can pick depending on the day and the weather – always on the lookout for fun new things to knit!

  482. margaret price / July 22, 2014

    Sweaters definitely……so hard…. afghans too… and socks….maybe scarves, hats and gloves…. I just love to knit!

  483. ann deveney / July 22, 2014

    I just bought some Lindy Chain yarn to make a striped camisole……

  484. Theresa / July 22, 2014

    I love to practice new stitches and techniques on kitchen and bath accessories, like hand towels and wash cloths.

  485. Geneva Hagelstein / July 22, 2014

    I am enjoying the knitting community you are establishing with your website. I currently am working on Viking period pieces and laces. I hope to buy some books later when funds become available. 🙂

  486. Genevieve Parant / July 22, 2014

    I mostly knit accessories with lightweight yarns.

  487. Renita / July 22, 2014

    I like small things that don’t cover your lap, light fibers and knitting in cool places.

    Booties and little hats are ideal.

  488. Angela Medina / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks all year ’round!

  489. geri actor / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm-weather projects are mittens and gloves, making some right now ;-). Next is scarves, always a great gift.

  490. Melissa / July 22, 2014

    I like to do small, fast stash-busting projects that will make nice Christmas gifts–makes me feel ahead when later fall comes around.

  491. Janet Rose / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting with linen in the summer – I like designing airy, light, flowy tanks and camis and flowy light beachy sweaters and swim coverups

  492. Hayley Blackwell / July 22, 2014

    I’m all about the scarfs and festive knitting as I’m still quite slow.

  493. Janet Raymond / July 22, 2014

    I prefer to make those smaller sized projects during the hot months. Hats, mittens, scarves, children’s sweaters, all good items to have for gift giving once the colder weather arrives! I keep a small scale project in the car for the long drives to the cabin or while waiting at train and ferry crossings.

  494. Lauren / July 22, 2014

    Small gift projects – amigurumi, potholders, cozies.

  495. Robin Brown / July 22, 2014

    I might not knit an afghan in the heat of the summer but anything else that excites me is on the needles. A linen/cotton yarn might be the right yarn, love it all. Thanks so much for the chance to win these books.

  496. Anne Boner / July 22, 2014

    In the summer? Small items, easy to knit in the car as we travel a lot. But if I see the ‘right’ yarn, I may start a larger project.

  497. Katie / July 22, 2014

    Love making socks and light weight shawls when it’s hot!

  498. Karen T / July 22, 2014

    I’ve been knitting shawls this summer. But I’ll knit whatever suits my fancy or whatever gift needs to be created.

  499. Katie / July 22, 2014

    I like hats. They are small. In Florida keeping cool is very important in the summer time, so I can’t have heavy wool laying on my lap!

  500. Cathy / July 22, 2014

    Socks! They are small and portable which makes them perfect for summer trips. I also have a shawl in progress for knitting at home.

  501. Roslyn / July 22, 2014

    I make shawls in the warm weather.

  502. Lisa / July 22, 2014

    Towels. Dish cloths. Baby clothes aren’t too warm on the lap while I’m doing them up!

  503. Megan U / July 22, 2014

    I knit all the socks I want during the summer!

  504. Julie / July 22, 2014

    ooh, what a great giveaway, I love all those collections! For me, summer knitting is all about shawls and cowls. And many a tank top for good measure! I also often start a fall sweater in August, and take my time with it- the cold weather always comes back around eventually. – Julie,

  505. Jane Thayer / July 22, 2014

    My favorite warm weather project is: knitting 8″ squares and winter hats for charities♥

  506. Cathy / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit anything anytime but seem to gravitate towards light weight sweaters to wear in the winter.

  507. timiae / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting cotton garments for myself and kiddos during the summer. I used Shine Sport and Simply Cotton Sport this year.

  508. Irene L / July 22, 2014

    I love working on shawls in the warmer weather.

  509. Dee L / July 22, 2014

    Lightweight shawls or scarves.

  510. Lisa smith / July 22, 2014

    Dish cloths or whatever project I’m desperately trying to finish. Lol

  511. Dennise Cherkauer / July 22, 2014

    Air conditioning rocks! Weeks on end in the high 90s. Anything goes inside.

  512. pat s / July 22, 2014

    I’m working on a lace scarf and a blanket for my niece for a christmas gift!

  513. Courtney / July 22, 2014

    I knit sweaters like crazy so I have them to wear all winter!

  514. Julie / July 22, 2014

    I’m such a new knitter that I am only making hats right now, but a good project for warm weather because they are small.

  515. Alexandra / July 22, 2014

    Any one of those collections would be awesome!

  516. Michelle Heath / July 22, 2014

    Hmm.. well, this is the first summer since I’ve started knitting and right now I’m working on Christmas gifts.. so, in other words, nothing lightweight lol

  517. Lisa Petrovski / July 22, 2014

    My favorite summertime projects are shawls and socks.

  518. Shana / July 22, 2014

    I’ll knit anything in the summer– I keep the AC frosty so any fiber or size project is appropriate.

  519. Stephanie / July 22, 2014

    “Small” projects that travel well and can be finished quickly. So, of course, I’m working on a linen stitch scarf. It has reach 32+ inches and I haven’t even finished the first skein!

  520. Carol S. / July 22, 2014

    I usually knit smaller projects in the summer – hats, socks, etc. – and often for charity projects.

  521. Lori / July 22, 2014

    In the summer I knit for winter – so blankets, cardigans, sweaters, etc. Thank goodness for A/C!

  522. Bonnie / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting socks in the summer and I can also knit them in the car while traveling.

  523. Erin / July 22, 2014

    I like making socks in the summertime, but this summer I’ve challenged myself to expand my work wardrobe by knitting some basic shells to go under suit jackets. The patterns all use fingering-weight yarn, so they’re not too heavy or warm for knitting in muggy weather.

  524. Kelsie / July 22, 2014

    I will knit anything in summer but my favorites are shawls and socks.

  525. Lynn Thomas / July 22, 2014

    I like doing smaller projects. Also like using cotton or bamboo.

  526. Karen Gladwin / July 22, 2014

    Lots of socks!

  527. Michelle / July 22, 2014

    I love catching up/starting more project for the winter! And baby stuff. they are nice and small and quick projects.

  528. Jan / July 22, 2014

    I usually knit small or lightweight things during the summer –

  529. Tina Hainer / July 22, 2014

    I’ll knit anything that catches my eye, but in summer I love getting ready for my winter knitting. Starting a big cardigan!

  530. Kindra / July 22, 2014

    Because I live in a hot country where it’s not considered proper for women to wear short sleeves, my preference for summer knitting is lace. Something light and pretty to go over a top that isn’t appropriate to wear by itself.

  531. Ashley T / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting all sorts of different projects and the lace book has piqued my interest.

  532. Andrea / July 22, 2014

    My favorite projects in the summer are shawls. I usually have a couple on the go (a complex lace pattern plus something simple)

  533. haley / July 22, 2014

    I don’t have a problem knitting wool and sweaters in summer but I end up being between projects and knitting a lot of dish cloths and little projects.

  534. Jessica / July 22, 2014

    I love all forms of knitting in the winter–whether it’s hats, scarves, shawls, etc. I also love knitting up hexipuffs in between long term projects!

  535. Briana / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks in all weather!

  536. Patti / July 22, 2014

    The air conditioning is on most of the time, so pretty much the same as the rest of the year except the heaviest wool.

  537. Tricia Farwell / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks in the summer.

  538. Taylor / July 22, 2014

    In the summer I like to work up a new hat or cowl or similar so that I have something new to wear on the first chilly day.

  539. Margaret Edelson / July 22, 2014

    I am in love with the Heirloom Lace… <3

  540. Kathleen Tamalonis / July 22, 2014

    I am enjoying knitting the very easy Deviate shawl (free on Ravelry) in FOUR different fingering weight yarns, 3 as gifts and one for me! Love the assymetry, little bit of lace, and lightweight yarns. Looks great in either a solid color or tonals & multis.

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  542. Angela W. / July 22, 2014

    I love lace…and shawls. I’m planning a few sweaters for sometime soon. Must…knit…everything! 😀 I’m not sure I have a preference for knitting types of items during different seasons. I just knit whatever catches my fancy next. 🙂

  543. Annalisa / July 22, 2014

    Socks are perfect for knitting in the summer, and even if I’m wearing sandals all day in the Florida heat, I still usually throw on some socks for sleeping.

  544. Libby / July 22, 2014

    I agree, regarding easy knitting for traveling and maybe smaller, like dishcloths and baby afghans.

  545. Kathi / July 22, 2014

    I’ll knit anything in summer-whatever inspires me.

  546. Brandon Thomas / July 22, 2014

    Summer or Winter, I knit whatever is tickling my fancy… Although I do tend towards smaller acessory items.

  547. Laura / July 22, 2014

    I like to make baby blankets in the summer.

  548. Cynthia / July 22, 2014

    Lacy shawls/scarves with sock yarn.

  549. Delana / July 22, 2014

    Lace, hands down! When the weather starts warming up, my thoughts turn to willowy confections made with the finest of yarns. I find my library filling up with books all about lace knitting, and my stash filling up with all kinds of scrumptious skeins.

  550. Sandy / July 22, 2014

    I like socks in the summer

  551. Kayla BV / July 22, 2014

    Easy knit with ligth yarn in this heat.

  552. Karyn Hantzmon / July 22, 2014

    In summer I like knitting socks, scarves, and shawls:)

  553. Carly / July 22, 2014

    I’m normally not a knitter. I love crocheting. In the summer I tend to stick to what I’m used to; hats and blankets. This summer is a special one since I have a friend who’s been trying for six years to get pregnant who finally achieved it, and who’s due in January. So I figured now was a great time to start making her tuns of little goodies for her little peanut. I could really use some new patterns, since I’m usually only ever crocheting, it would be awesome to have some knitting patterns that I could try my hand on.

  554. Jan Malone / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting daily. Always looking for something new to make.

  555. Julie / July 22, 2014

    Baby stuff! It is small and portable.

  556. Erinn P / July 22, 2014

    I like to work on sweaters over the summer – that way I’m ready for fall!

  557. Angela / July 22, 2014

    Definitely sock knitting is my fave warm weather project. Compact, bright and fun. I’m even going to try putting my yarn in the fridge before I knit to see if it cools me down 🙂

  558. Jamie J / July 22, 2014

    I’m loving making bags and anything out of cotton this summer.

  559. Ann Matson / July 22, 2014

    If I’m outside or a passenger in the car, socks are my summertime project. If my husband resets the air conditioner to super cold (his favorite), I usually have a larger project to cozy up to (or under).

  560. Candra Sowder / July 22, 2014

    I have been knitting gaiters because they are small and don’t require a lot of attention in traveling in the car and touristing in museums (where after looking at displays I sit and knit while waiting for my husband to read every word of every display!)

  561. Eileen Dalton / July 22, 2014

    A lacy tank top in Cotlin!

  562. Alicia / July 22, 2014

    I would love working on any of these new patterns!

  563. Janie H. / July 22, 2014

    I am such a beginner that I still only knit blankets and hats. Not the best projects to work on in the summer. Several people mentioned light-weight scarves. What a great idea! I’ll have to invest in some light-weight yarn and try it out.

  564. Ellen / July 22, 2014

    Sweaters for the grands!

  565. Kathy McDowell / July 22, 2014

    As a newbie knitter, I am just getting started with lace! Since it is usually knitted using light and airy fibers, I would think this would be an ideal summer project!

  566. Jennfer P / July 22, 2014

    I love small projects! Hats, slippers, etc. light and wash to carry around for those road trips, beach days, or poolside!

  567. Sarah / July 22, 2014

    Anything small is fine for summer.

  568. nicole / July 22, 2014

    I like making sweaters. Heavy or light I just love sweaters.

  569. kathryn curry / July 22, 2014

    Easy knitting while I am traveling.

  570. Stacy / July 22, 2014

    I like making cotton dishcloths and dishtowels when it’s hot, but any smallish project is good. Of course, my current project is a sweater in a cotton blend, so “small” isn’t a hard-and-fast rule.

  571. Stephanie / July 22, 2014

    I’m always trying to find something fun to make with my sock yarn, since I’m not the biggest fan of socks, and I love working with summer fibers, like cotton, bamboo, and linen. These patterns are fantastic!

  572. Kam / July 22, 2014

    I like to work on anything with cotton. I like doing hats but am trying to learn how to do socks.

  573. Susan Gurson / July 22, 2014

    Love to knit. Always looking for new patterns.

  574. Ryan / July 22, 2014

    My favorite summer project is socks! I just finished my first pair, and I am totally hooked!

  575. Debbie / July 22, 2014

    I like to work on small portable projects like washcloths or scarves.

  576. Demelza Thompson / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit smaller projects, for the upcoming seasons, acorns to decorate the thanksgiving table, felted pumpkin bowls to hold Halloween treats, and I like to get started on Christmas gifts as I have lots of lovely people to knit for! 🙂

  577. K. Mookini / July 22, 2014

    I like doing lace-anything-and I enjoy being inspired by designs! To even consider “The Great Wave” in CotLin!

  578. Dolly Deslaurier / July 22, 2014

    Lacy shawls always catch my interest and consequently my stash is filled with beautiful lace-weight yarns waiting in queue.

  579. Kate / July 22, 2014

    I’m learning to love lace!

  580. Debra Welch / July 22, 2014

    I find it is a good time to start on Christmas presents. Although right now I am knitting an afghan for our house at the coast.

  581. Kristen / July 22, 2014

    Lace is a great summer project!!

  582. Yuriko Hayashi / July 22, 2014

    Sadly, my warm-weather projects are always intended for winter use. I love making hats and scarves, but will sometimes dive into a blanket.

  583. Judy / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting for baby in the summer because they’re quick and small projects. I also like knitting shawls in the summer as these can usually be done with light weight yarn and are easily transportable.

  584. Danita Schwaller / July 22, 2014

    I enjoy knitting socks and dishcloths in the summer. They’re light and don’t sit in my lap.

  585. Megan Richardson / July 22, 2014

    I love any kind of knitting project, but since it has been hot, I’ve been working on scarves to put away for Christmas gifts!! Next, I’m going to work on trying some socks!

  586. Ashley MacLennan / July 22, 2014

    Defying all logic, I’ve been working on two different afghan’s. Though the bigger they get and the more they’re in my lap, the more I regret not working on some nice socks.

  587. Cindy / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit big lace projects and hats in the summer. I also knit socks or stuff to get ready for Christmas.

  588. Megan / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit small projects in fingering weight or lace weight yarn…fingerless gloves, mittens, socks, etc.

  589. Grace S. / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting lace in the summer but usually have a winter project on my needles too.

  590. knittingdancer on Ravelry / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit shawls and dishcloths all year.

  591. Camille K. Lewis / July 22, 2014

    Dishcloths!! It’s perfect and quick.

  592. Julie / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit lacy tanks and anything with bright colors!

  593. Toni / July 22, 2014

    I love lacy accessories, from shawls to cowls to socks to even gloves. In the summer I make them from cotton or a blend if possible, but even a fine wool will do.

  594. Sharlene B. / July 22, 2014

    I don’t have a warm weather/cool weather preference. I do whatever I feel like doing at the time. Right now I have 2 sweaters and a hat on the go

  595. Ruthann Haluachak / July 22, 2014

    Sock yarn addicts unite! The sock yarn shawl book looks extremely interesting.

  596. Carole / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit anything lace in the summer.

    • Aurora Fox / July 22, 2014

      I currently live in a year round hot climate–knitting either shawls or dish clothes lately…

  597. Sonya / July 22, 2014

    Baby knits. small quick and usually light weight.

  598. Carrie Fraser / July 22, 2014

    Personally I knit a lot of warm weather stuff in the winter so I can wear them in the summer, in the summer I work on my winter sweaters/and scarves

  599. rebekah / July 22, 2014

    I actually end up doing a lot of winter knitting during the summer. By the time I get the cardigan I’m currently working on done, it will be cold again and time to wear it! Ditto on the mittens I’ve got half done. I also like making socks during the summer – they’re light and very portable.

  600. Kayla / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit shawls and socks in the summer, lighter yarn and easy to carry

  601. Elaine / July 22, 2014

    I like to get a head start on Christmas gifts, before I get to December and realize that I’m way behind! I’m finishing up a cardigan for my mom right now, though, and I can say that sweaters are NOT among those things I like to knit in the summer. Too hot on my lap!

  602. Barbra / July 22, 2014

    For summer I love to work with cottons or cotton blends. Also, hats no matter the yarn as they don’t sit on your lap.

  603. Alexis / July 22, 2014

    Hats are a great summer project! Quick, easy to transport if you’re traveling, and you’re not draped in great swathes of wool.

  604. Shauna / July 22, 2014

    Mindless and lightweight to enjoy the weather and just relax!

  605. Mandy / July 22, 2014

    I like knitting sweaters in the summer so that I can wear them in the fall. I also like knitting piles and piles of socks.

  606. Marisa Younker / July 22, 2014

    Being a brand new knitter, I haven’t really done much of any kind. But I am really looking forward to knitting some lightweight shawls when it’s warm.

  607. Stephanie / July 22, 2014

    Shawls are definitely my favorite warm weather projects because they are so versatile and perfect for a cool summer night! But I must say I have been enjoying making simple summer sweaters lately 🙂

  608. Marg / July 22, 2014

    Lace is always my favourite thing to knit, no matter what the season!

  609. Andrea Gatley / July 22, 2014

    Socks! Anything small that won’t sit in my lap. Dishcloths are great, too.

  610. Julia / July 22, 2014

    I love knitting socks in the summer, but I also like to knit sweaters and colder weather garments and accessories so they are ready for me in the fall!

  611. Denise M / July 22, 2014

    In the summer i like making dishcloths because they are quick and easy, plus not too big that they hang on my lap

  612. Jillann / July 22, 2014

    I find myself knitting lots of socks in the summer!

  613. Rilana / July 22, 2014

    I love to knit lace in the summer…shawls, scarves, etc.

  614. CatherineMichelle / July 22, 2014

    My favorite Summer, and in fact, all year project is socks. I just love socks knitted in fingering weight yarn. And all kind of yarn (wool for Winter, bamboo forSummer,…).

  615. Rachelle Mathewd / July 22, 2014

    Most definitely has to be socks! Perfect for the Kansas heat and humidity in the summer time!

  616. Sarah / July 22, 2014

    Socks! But then I always like making socks. I also like to spin in warm weather.

  617. Noemie / July 22, 2014

    I still consider myself a beginner and just recently discovered the joy of shawls! Specially in sock weight. But I also made an awesome cowl in Billow, just for the satisfaction of starting AND finishing something, in between long projects. Oh, and I always go back to amigurumi in the summer!

  618. Muriel / July 22, 2014

    I like to knit socks in the summer, anything bigger is just to heavy to have sitting on my lap!

  619. JustBec / July 22, 2014

    My fave summer knit is socks, but I also enjoy making doll clothes and crocheting granny squares for some more instant gratification type projects. (Socks take me a decent amount of time.)

  620. Deb in NC / July 22, 2014

    I love sock yarn and anything you can knit with it!! All 3 books look really great, a treat to have any of them.

  621. Lisa / July 22, 2014

    baby things, beanies, and other small projects that work up quickly and aren’t heavy on the lap! I’ve been working with cotton and cotton blends a lot this summer so far and like the cool lightness of the fabrics it creates!

  622. Laura / July 22, 2014

    I really like the Lindy Chain yarn; it’s so much easier to knit with than yarn that has mostly cotton in it. I’ve knit some lace with it this summer and it was very nice to not have it sticking to my fingers when I got sweaty.

  623. Harmony / July 22, 2014

    The lace weight book intrigues me but I have to admit as a newer knitter it also scares the neck out me!

  624. MaryFran / July 22, 2014

    Socks or a scarf or cowl made with sock weight yarn!

  625. Chloe / July 22, 2014

    Lace shawls and light lace cardigan is my summer knitting of the moment. When it gets warmer I’m thinking of linen…

  626. Ella / July 22, 2014

    I think lace is the perfect project for warm weather!

  627. Renee / July 21, 2014

    I love knitting lace shawls and socks in the summer. Both are light enough to not keep me overly hot, even if they are wool.

  628. Meredith MC / July 21, 2014

    I love to knit plant fiber tanks and sock yarn shawls during summer months.