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Summer Style: Warm Weather Sweaters

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary a sweater is simply “a knitted or crocheted jacket or pullover. ” The word, however, tends to encourage images of heavy, long-sleeved versions, but why not open-work short or sleeveless options? And maybe a bit of creative license. (Like can a knit or crocheted tank top still be a sweater?)

I’ve always been of the “craft all year on anything” mindset. Being that I was never a huge cotton yarn fan,* it didn’t matter to me if I was working on Winter sweaters in warm weather.

*I recently found my favorite cotton, though. You can read about it here. And look for more photos and WIPs in the future!

Below is a collection of a few of my personal favorite warm-weather wearables available on the Lion Brand site.

Warm Weather Crochet Sweaters

The Saratoga Poncho Top

This loose-fitting crochet top from Make And Do Crew is perfect casual wear for warmer days. Layer it over a camisole, bathing suit, or maybe even a sundress! Worked in LB Collection(R) Cotton Bamboo (Magnolia color).

Whether your summer plans include a music festival, a cruise or a backyard BBQ, the Saratoga Poncho Top will give you an effortless chic piece to toss on for the next adventure. The construction of this easy poncho-style top couldn’t be simpler, but the changing stitch patterns will keep you engaged the whole way through. The LB Collection Cotton Bamboo yarn gives this lacy top a perfect warm-weather texture and flattering drape. – Make And Do Crew

The Calla Lily Cardigan

I love the unique back shaping of this cardigan designed by All About Ami. It’s crocheted in LB Collection(R) Cotton Bamboo (Magnolia color).

Crochet this beautiful and romantic cardigan that can be worn two different ways! One long rectangle is crocheted and seamed in a special way to create this unique garment using the airy and elegant bobble trellis stitch. The cotton bamboo yarn makes this cardigan incredibly soft and perfect for year-round weather. Wear it as a cardigan or a shrug over your favorite dresses or over tops with jeans as this garment can be dressed up or worn casually. – All About Ami

Sunburst Crochet Top

This crochet top is made using Jeans® yarn, so you know it’s sure to be soft! I love the boho look. The back is all squares!

Bohemian sunburst granny squares blend with various textures to create a playful, hippie-worthy top that’s sure to be noticed. Perfect for summer travels, days at the beach or lunch with friends. – Mama In A Stitch

Warm Weather Knit Sweaters

Camden Cardigan

The Camden Cardigan may be long sleeved, but Rewind yarn keeps this piece breezy. Cool nights, air-conditioned offices, and beach breezes all provide occasion to throw on this easy open-front cardigan.

Del Rey Peplum Tank

This flirty, girly tank top is knit in my new favorite Mako Cotton yarn, so of course it needed to make this list!

The Del Rey Peplum Tank is a fun, flirty top perfect for Spring and Summer that you can dress up or down for any occasion. Picture a brunch date with the girls or throw on your favorite leather jacket for a night out – this piece is versatile and comfortable to wear all season long. – Gorilla Knits

Kennebunk Cardigan

This cotton blend cardigan (worked in Flikka yarn) was a crowd favorite last Summer (2018). Its simple shape and stitches makes a great canvas for the multicolored yarn to shine.


Do you knit garments all year? If you do, do you tend to make what you love regardless of the season? Or do you change your projects seasonally?

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