The latest Vogue magazine is gracing our shelves and it is full of summer knits. It feels like it’s still pretty wintry outside but the latest Vogue gives me hope that summer is in fact coming. There is a lovely article on one of my faves in there too, Ysolda Teague. If you ever wanted to know about Ysolda’s journey to knitwear design, pick up this issue and find out!
Some of the intriguing patterns this season are the Lace Tank top and the Lace Triangle Shawl.
The Lace Tank is knit up in (as the name suggests) a lace weight yarn. Going lighter is a hallmark of summer knits and there are many good reasons for this. The obvious one being that lighter weight works well for warmer weather. A lovely side effect is that lighter yarn travels so well, with more knitting time per ounce.
The Lace Triangle Shawl is more of a summer evening item, knit in a worsted weight. There is something nice about lace in a heavier weight yarn, it really shows all the delicate details, just in a larger format. I’m being won over by Jared Flood, who has always advocated lace be knit in a bigger gauge!