All of these are relatively quick to knit up, so if you haven't started on your summer knitting yet, don't fret - there's still time!
I've paired them with summery shades of De Rerum Natura's Antigone, my current summer yarn crush - a 100% linen sport-weight yarn that sings in stockinette and lace.
Let's take a look, shall we?
Grassland T-Shirt by Susan Schädler | Antigone in Tilleul
Grassland by Susan Schädler is my current summer knit! It was originally published in Issue 6, but is also available as an individual pattern now. It's construction is super fun - and seamless! Plus, that lace pattern down the front is just so, so dreamy.
I am knitting my version in Marsala, but I wanted to pull out an Antigone color that's closer to the sample - and voilà, meet Tilleul! Almost a perfect match, right? Depending on the size you want to knit, you need 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins.
After Beach Tee by Emily Luis | Antigone in Laurier
I love a good T-Shirt as a summer wardrobe staple - it works with everything, and when it comes with fun details like Emily Luis' After Beach Tee(that keyhole at the back!), even better!
Laurier,an olive green from Antigone's color range, is my current secret color crush - works great with jeans blue, black, and undyed denim! Depending on the size you want to knit, you need 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.
Risør Top by Lucienne Tricote | Antigone in Voie Lactée
Lucienne Tricote's Risør Top is the perfect mix of whimsical and wearable! Great bust shaping is accompanied by a delightful button band and topped off with non-stretchy straps.
I think it would look absolutely lovely in Voie Lactée,a gorgeous dusky blue-purple. Depending on the size you choose to knit, you need 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of Antigone.
Pale Shelter by Vanessa Pellisa | Antigone in Heron
A lightweight sweater belongs in every summer wardrobe, and coincidentally, we have the perfect pattern for it! Pale Shelter by Vanessa Pellisa (originally from Issue 3, now available as a single PDF) is a lovely A-shaped sweater with a generous amount of positive ease and stunning little details, like the line of eyelets that you can just about still see in the photo.
I will always love a good grey, and Antigone's Heron is up there with the best of them! It's also the color the sample was knit in. Depending on the size you want to knit, you need 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
Oread T-Shirt by Audrey Borrego | Antigone in Macaron
You all know how much I love Audrey Borrego's work - it's interesting, with great, thoughtful details, yet still so, so wearable! Oread, a summer T-Shirt she designed for De Rerum Natura's Antigone, is no exception. Knit from the top-down, it's dropped shoulders and boxy shape are a wonderful canvas for the intricate twisted stitch panels running down the sides of the body.
Twisted stitches show up best in a lighter colorway, so I picked Antigone in Macaron, a delightful light pink, for Oread. Depending on the size you want to knit, you need 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.
Which one is your favorite? And which colorway would you choose
Happy Socktober, lovelies!! If you've been following us even for a little while, you've probably noticed that I absolutely love knitting socks.
They're the perfect portable project, great for trying out new techniques or stitch patterns, and just so, so rewarding. There's just nothing like the feeling of opening your sock drawer on a cold fall morning, picking out the pair of hand-knit socks that calls to you, and walking around with cozy, warm toes all day long.
I couldn't resist putting together a short, sweet list of 3 sock patterns I'm loving right now to kickstart this month – one makes for excellent TV-knitting, the second one is a bit more complex, and the last one is one that I've been wanting to knit for years!
One of my all-time favorite tasks when we get a new yarn in is to put together pattern and color combinations. And with Bérénice, De Rerum Natura's sustainably produced Mohair / Merino / Silk yarn (fluffy like a cloud!), the possibilities for patterns and colors are close to endless!
I'm thrilled to be back in this space, and with something really, really exciting at that! For the past year, I've been on the hunt for a sustainably-produced fluffy yarn - we used to carry Knitting for Olive's Soft Silk Mohair which is delightful, but also... everyone has it now? So I was looking for something that was a little out of the ordinary, but also responsibly sourced, and as it goes with anything that involves mohair and silk, that was really hard.
Cue De Rerum Natura, who secretly have been working behind the scenes at exactly that yarn I'd been looking for: An "as sustainably as it can get" fluff yarn that works perfectly for a broad range of projects, from whispers of lace shawls to holding it together with more substantial yarns.
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