Laine's summer Issue is drawing us in with a hazy summer warmth and beautiful knitwear. The theme for this issue is Harvest Sun. As spring begins to warm up Laine present us with the joys of the summer, with flower filled filled fields and long light days. The designs inside feature meticulous details as well as beautiful textures. Designs not just for this summer but for summers to come.

Designers featured in this issue: Fiona Alice, Jenny Ansah, Audrey Borrego, Soraya García, Kaori Katsurada, Irene Lin, Faïza Mebazaa, Paula Pereira, Julia Wilkens and Griselda Zárate. As well as articles and interviews.

Brisa al Atardecer by Griselda Zárate. This airy and simple top features an all over star lace stitch which adds detail to this minimal shape. Knit from the top down with an elegant i-cord neckline. Sleeves are then worked from the body. Knit in two yarns held together I would be tempted to go for a combo of Hey Mama Wolf Mokosh and The Fibre Co Meadow.

Casadinho Cardigan by Paula Pereira. A bold textured rib covers this relaxed cardigan. I really like the wide bands that are echoed in the cuff and hem ribbing. It also has pockets. I think the light and airy Hillesvåg Forgarn would create something magical.

Casadinho Slipover by Paula Pereira. This top is designed to work as a twinset with the cardigan above. Or they could equally work well on their own. Designed to be simple but airy and summery. Minimal i-cord edging at the armholes and small pleats under the arm add to the airy look. Knit in one piece from the bottom up. I'm wondering if the light Woven Beyond Allo would work giving a slightly airy fabric but lovely against the skin for a go to summer top.

Facette by Faïza Mebazaa. This easy fit jumper features a wide neck and deep raglan. The simplicity of the neckline and body lead you down to the cuffs and hem that have a graphic but quite delicate colourwork motif. The colourwork cuffs influence the shaping of the sleeves pulling them in at the forearm for more of a summery fit. Knit from the top down and finished with a coloured line along the raglan that is embroidered on after. The beautifully flowy and light Black Elephant Wensleydale would be good here.

Fossora by Soraya García. This crochet inspired stitch is actually knitted. First the back is worked and then stitches are picked up at the shoulders to knit the front. It's finished by seaming the sides together. The pattern is created using three different colours and knit by holding two strands of a 4ply cotton together. I'm wondering if holding just one strand of the slightly heavier Quince and Co Willet for cotton would work or two strands of the Quince and Co Sparrow for a linen version.

Imatra by Fiona Alice. This cute colour block cardigan is knit in pieces giving you multiple avenues for colour combos. It has some nice details like the button band stopping just above the rib, the oversized pockets and I especially like that even the button band is colour blocked, changing to a different colour on the back of the neck. The soft Pickles Mjuk Merino would be a good choice.

Lucienne by Audrey Borrego. The simple raglan jumper shape is elevated by these stunning lace and cable panels that run from the neck, following the raglan line and then down the side seam. Knit from the top down with a wide neck for that is a perfect summer layer. This is knit in a sport weight and again I have to go with the softest Hey Mama Wolf Mokosh.

Quince by Irene Lin. The more you look the more intriguing this design gets. Knit from the top down using two different yarns. A band of the mohair lace on its own followed by a twisted rib section holding both a 4ply and the mohair together. The rib flows into twisted stitches that create a relaxed balloon shaping. For this I would choose two matching colours or Black Elephant Suri Alpaca and Black Elephant Merino Singles and enjoy the texture.

Speculaas by Kaori Katsurada. Knit from the toe up, these heavily detailed socks are alive with texture and cables. I am particular fond of the heel flap detail. I would go for the classic Coopknits Socks Yeah for these.

Tsinnia by Jenny Ansah. I am becoming more and more drawn to little 'scarflettes' and this one is stunning. Lots of texture and interest. Twisted stitches and bobbles go together to create this pleasing flower motif. Knitted from one side to the other and only takes 100g of Gathenor Preselli.

Ziggy by Julia Wilkens. This shawl takes humble garter stitch and creates something of epic beauty. Light and delicate the triangles are created with short rows which are separated by rows of fringed stitches. It's large but being knit in lace it is a light fabric, perfect for summer evenings. I would choose a beautiful shade of Hélène Magnússon Gillitrutt Tvíband. The fringe which is created holding two strands of yarn together is perfect for stash diving leftovers.