Knitting and the summer season don't always seem to go hand in hand. When it's mid June and it's baking outside those luxuriously thick winter knits seem more and more unappealing the sunnier it gets. But that doesn't mean you have to abandon your favourite pastime and put away your needles and yarn just yet!

There are actually a huge number of great knitting ideas to keep you busy whilst you're relaxing in the shade. Ajanta Studio will take you through our top 5 knitting patterns, ideas and accessories that will keep you busy during the summer weather.

Knit The Perfect Summer Accessory

Over the winter we're thinking about dense, thick knits to keep the heat in, but simply switching up your yarn to a slightly thinner option will enable you to make a range of lightweight summer accessories such as a versatile and fashionable shawl. Feather light and super comfy, knitting a great looking shawl will feel great in the summer breeze when made with a light lacy pattern.

Why not try the James C Brett Super Soft 3 Ply Yarn for a lightweight summer choice?


Warm Weather Headwear

In the summer season, heavy hats and scarves aren't going to cut it. Use a fingering weight yarn to make a gorgeous headband; a fashionable and functional garment that keeps your hair out of your face and looks great at the same time.


Keep Warm In The Office!

We all know what happens -  when it's sweltering outside, those harsh air conditioning systems begin to blow arctic wind all over your desk and throughout the office. To counteract the chillier conditions grab your chosen yarn and start making something you can throw over either at home or work to feel comfortable wherever you are.


Get Started On Autumn Knitting Projects

Make a head start on those knitting projects for the cold weather, because before you know it, you'll be ready to dig our those cosy yarns once again! Knit yourself a great pair of gloves or a bobble hat and you'll be prepared for when you need those thick knits most!


Why Not Create Something For Your Home?

Want to take a break from wearing knits during the hot weather but don't want to give up your favourite hobby? There are a whole host of different knitting ideas to improve your home including a great looking cushion. We recommend using something like 2 balls of medium weight 8 ply yarn and 6mm knitting needles to start with. You could also make a furniture throw, a knitted tea cosy or even a cotton basket to keep you organised!

Post By Ed Mason