As all good things must come to an end, we are rounding up this series of Fibre Fridays posts. We have had a great time talking about our favourite fibres and yarns and all the reasons (good and bad!) that they make good summer tops, why we stock them and how they fit with our ethical and environmentally friendly mandate in the shop. We have really enjoyed hearing from all of you that have appreciated the posts, so don’t worry, we are planning on resuming the posts in the fall. Then we can talk about what makes a good winter sweater yarn!
We wanted to bring together all our posts in one place so that you can easily find them. Here are the links to each of the summer Fibre Fridays posts.
We also wanted to let you know that we have received our copies of the latest Pom Pom magazine. This Summer issue is number 13 for the independent magazine. We love this issue, and it is creating a lot of inspiration for more summer tops, perfect for our KAL!
Michelada is knit in a sock yarn for a bouncy texture that has great stitch definition. This little top would look cute as a crop top with jeans or shorts at the beach, or over a summer dress for a bit of shoulder cover on a cool evening. We think that the subtle variation in Fyberspates Vivacious 4-ply would show off the texture very well. Anyway, who wants to keep those gorgeous colours stuck on their feet!
Alcomar is a lace-back top, knit in a fingering weight yarn. Wouldn’t it be perfect in Designette’s Hokkaido? This silk yarn would be lightweight and show off the lace very well. There are a variety of bright pop colours and complimentary neutrals.
Greco is a perfect Mediterranean inspired knit. Don’t you just want to wear it to the beach? We are loving the idea of knitting it in Manos del Uruguay’s Serena. This alpaca/cotton yarn has wonderful drape, and comes in a great palette of delicious summery pastels.
Palila is designed by Natalie Selles, who works behind the scenes here at Knit with attitude. She used Wool and the Gang’s Shiny Happy Cotton for this oversized cardigan. The mock fisherman’s rib creates a fabric that is surprisingly lightweight. There are so many colours of Shiny Happy Cotton we are having a hard time picking which one to use!
Azulejo is a small crocheted bag that fits a phone and cards, ready for a night out dining al fresco. Rowan Pure Linen would give it the structure that it needs to hold its shape. This bag uses a tapestry technique that makes using multiple colours easy and neat.
Manzanilla is just the thing against cool ocean breezes and summer nights. We are dreaming of it knit up in The Fibre Co.’s Meadow. This merino/baby llama/silk/linen blend will drape wonderfully in a lace pattern without getting hot and sticky against your neck. We have a skein of this yarn as a prize to giveaway, along with a copy of this issue, so don’t forget to enter your KAL finished knits to enter for your chance to make Manzanilla for yourself!
Pomelo is everything a beach bag should be. Bright colours with a comfortable shoulder strap and it is big enough to carry everything you need for the day. We love the idea of using one of our DK cotton yarns, such as the speckled Lousia Harding Azalea or Pima Kuri from Mirasol. Or, since this design uses two colours, why not use one solid from Pima Kuri as contrast against the multi-coloured Azalea?
Talavera is the last but not least pattern in this issue. We would match it up with Fyberspates Scrumptious 4-ply. The wool/silk blend in this yarn compliments the drapey style and gives it a dressy edge that would even work for a summer formal event.
Which pattern is your favourite?