Warm Weather Yarns

Things are hotting up in the Northern Hemisphere and the Pom Pom team is excited about all the summer projects!

We know autumn is traditionally the time when we cosy up with our yarns and get really inspired to knit or crochet, but over the last few years we’ve really been embracing the summer yarns and knit/crochet-wear. Who doesn’t love an excuse to stitch all year round? And let’s face it, a lot of us have some relaxing holiday time this time of year which is perfect for kicking back with a project.

We are regularly evangelising about all the amazing summer yarns out there, and many of us are working with linen, cotton, and blends at the moment, so we thought we’d share a selection of our faves!

Holst Garn Coast is super popular in the London office at the moment! Here are three Issue 29 projects currently in the works in this wool/cotton blend, perfect for relatively cool British summers: clockwise from top is Alice’s Ogee tank, Amy’s Tesserae, and Iesha’s Argil.

Above are a couple of classics from last year’s summer issue – at left is Amy’s Anni tee in Scheepjes Linen Soft (a cotton, linen, and acrylic blend) and Iesha’s Deauville tank in Rico Cotton DK.

Here’s Amy and Meghan last summer in London! Amy in her Anni and Meghan wearing her Riley (also from Issue 25) in lush Berroco Corsica, which is 90% cotton and 10% cashmere (yes cashmere).

In progress here (but now finished and loved!) is Meghan’s Greco tee in the summer-perfect BC Garn Allino. We’ve found this yarn to get softer and softer with wear while also being suitable for super-hot climes.

Francesca has also knit Greco, with hers being in Louet Euroflax Linen. Her Greco is one of her most-worn knits ever – a testament to her love for this super-cool (in all the ways) yarn!

Living in hot Austin, Texas, Meghan has a lot of warm weather knits. Here’s her Argil in Maiwa Handprints naturally dyed linen combined with a Kelbourne Woolens Mojave cotton/linen stripe.

And here’s a classic from Issue 8: her Waterlily top in Quince and Co. Sparrow.

This is of course not a comprehensive list of all the summer-worthy yarns out there! We have a bevy of yarns in our baskets waiting to be knit or crocheted up for hot weather including:

Quince & Co’s Willet, Kestrel, and Whimbrel

Woolen Berlin’s Lino Muka

Shibui’s Reed, Fern, and Vine

Kalinka’s Linen

Yarn on the House Best Friend

BC Garn Bio Balance

DeRerum Natura Antigone

And we’re sure there are even more out there waiting to be worked up in to summery goodness! Feel free to share your favourite warm weather yarns in the comments. Here’s to knits all year long!

4 Responses to Warm Weather Yarns

  1. Beth Reusch June 9, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    Could you please tell us the colors used on Amy’s Tesserae and Megan’s Riley? Every piece pictured on this blog post is gorgeous, but I like those two in particular. Love your stuff, Pom Pom!
    Cheers — Beth

    • Pom Pom Mag June 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

      Hi! Of course! For Amy’s Tessarae she used Holst Garn Coast, in the colours Powder and Fig. For Meghan’s Riley she used Berroco Corsica in Clover and Shark Eye.
      happy knitting!

  2. marina February 14, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

    Where can we purchase the patterns? I’m new to this subscription. Thx

    • Pom Pom Mag February 21, 2020 at 5:18 pm #

      These patterns are from a range of our summer issues, issues 8, 13, 25 and 29. Each of the patterns is linked in the caption and you can purchase the issues through our site or via Ravelry!

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