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Knitting In the Sun: 32 Projects for Warm Weather

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  108 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Bulky sweaters be gone!

Knitting in the Sun gives you more than 30 projects designed exclusively to knit and wear in warm weather. You'll find patterns to keep your needles clicking whether you're lounging by the pool or taking a break at the beach:

5 sleeveless tops
4 short-sleeved tops
4 lightweight long-sleeved tops
6 summer-weight cardigans
2 skirts, a sleep set, and a weara
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Wiley
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Mar 25, 2013 Abbey rated it liked it
Shelves: knit-crochet
Nicely presented, timely batch of interesting patterns. A useful book for many knitters, my comparatively low rating was given simply because none of the patterns jumped out at me and screamed "make me NOW!!", kwim?

Summer is coming, ohhh, yes it is! Even though here in the Eastern U.S. it may not seem like it... So a knitter's mind does tend to stray towards lighter projects and if yours recently has, then this book deserves a look-see. A good variety of patterns are presented, with all sorts o
Melinda Stawicki
Feb 24, 2017 Melinda Stawicki rated it liked it
fun to look at...won't be making any of the projects...just not my "style"
Jul 02, 2011 Shannon rated it really liked it
This book makes me wish I had more time for knitting. Usually in knitting books I only find one or two patterns that I want to try to make, but there were several in this volume -- probably the majority, in fact. Not only are the projects lightweight and perfect for warmer weather months, but the patterns seem simple enough even for non-advanced knitters. Though I personally find knitting wearables daunting, there are tshirts and lightweight sweaters that I definitely feel are within my abilitie ...more
Nov 05, 2009 Marisa rated it it was amazing
I think that Knitting in the Sun is a wonderful collection of summertime patterns. It includes every sort of pattern that you might expect in such a collection, from hats (I love the cloche) to shells, to light weight sweaters, and a pattern to knit your own lawn chair seat! I haven't had a chance to start any projects from this book yet, but I'm excited for many of these patterns!
Leslie Jem
Sep 09, 2013 Leslie Jem rated it liked it
Shelves: needlecrafts, library
Really appreciate non-winter knits! Living in the Pacific Northwest, I don't need to be bundled up. While many of the pattern are charming, this book isn't begging to be part of my library. My favorite projects were the Quimper Hourglass Bolero and the coordinating Anna Maria Shell. The knitted beach chair was adorable, too.

Adding Provence, Hollyhock, Saint Augustine to my "likes."
Apr 23, 2010 Kristi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I recieved this book as a First Read from Goodreads!!! After looking through this book, I see quite a few interesting patterns! They look well written and understandable, and stylish. As soon as I'm done with the couple pairs of socks I'm working on I'll be casting on for lakeshore. I'm glad I won this book!
Oct 16, 2009 Wendi rated it it was ok
I was so excited about this book. As a Floridian, I was really hoping to find some fun and fresh patterns that used light weight yarns. The only pattern I thought was even remotely nice was the one on the cover. One pattern. Not a good thing.
Dec 16, 2010 dori rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: knitters in warm-weather climates
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one of the few knitting pattern books i've come across lately where i wanted to knit the majority of the patterns in it... dunno when i'll get around to any of them, sadly - maybe next summer? i happily found a copy of it at Ollie's discount store for seven bucks, new. :-)
The patterns in this book are great for a spring or summer day. The clothes in this book are actually wearable and not your typical old lady ones. The only patterns I'm trying out are the Ocean Waves Wrap and Vining Leaves Scarf.
Sep 13, 2009 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: crafts
Some GREAT summer knitting patterns
May 11, 2009 Kendra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knit-crochet-own
I designed the shawl on the cover of this book!
Nov 12, 2009 Monika rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
i am definately going to start some projects from this book! definately the blanket. that was so adorable! the descriptions and instructions are easy to read, and i enjoyed this book.
Aug 25, 2015 Mckinley rated it liked it
I like a shawl pattern here and I've been looking for a shawl pattern so that's a plus!
Dana Wright
Jul 14, 2010 Dana Wright rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who knits.
This book is great for warm weather projects. Working on the leaf scarf right now. Love it!
Nov 18, 2009 Kristine added it
Shelves: knitting
Silver Strand is a beautiful loosely knit wrap. Bridgetown is a pretty cardigan with lace panels in a unique position.
May 11, 2010 Heywu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting, own-it, ravelry, 2010
Many great patterns for knitting in the summer and for all year round in California. Alison bought this book for Xmas 2010.
Apr 08, 2010 Saoirse rated it really liked it
This was a great book. Very easy to follow instructions and fun projects!
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Kristi Porter is an author, designer, technical editor, and teacher. In addition to authoring Knitting for Dogs, her work has been featured in the Knitgrrl series, the Big Girl Knits series, No Sheep For You, and Knit Wit. She is a frequent contributor to and has been a part of that online magazine since its start in 2002. Kristi doesn't remember learning to knit as a child, but she cap ...more
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