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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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?