30 Knitting Projects That Are Perfect For Summer

Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you have to pack away your yarn!

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1. Drawstring Backpack

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When all you need to tote around is your bikini and some flip flops, a sturdy knit backpack will do.

2. Halter Tee

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A loose knit halter tank is perfect to throw on with your favorite skirt or shorts.

3. Knit Pillow

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Add some knit flare to your decor with a modern, abstract pillow.

4. Knitted Mini

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What better way to show off your knitting skills than with a flirty summer mini skirt.

5. Lace Headwrap

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Sleep in and skip the shampoo; just hide that bedhead under a lace knit headwrap.

6. Beach Top

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Beach bound? This is just the top you need to make before you hit the sand.

7. Seed Stitch Washcloths

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Scrub it up with gentle seed stitch washcloths.

8. Cabled Carry-All

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You’ll be surprised just how much stuff you can fit in this beautiful cabled handbag.

9. Fold Over Tank

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An avant garde take on a simple, classic style.

10. iPad Case

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Protect your iPad the best way possible: with knitted love!

11. Striped Tee

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Lightweight stripes are the definition of summer style.

12. Jersey Clutch

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Stash the essentials in a cool jersey clutch.

13. Crop Top

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Knit crop top? Sure, why not!

14. Lace Shrug

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Toss a pretty knit shrug over your shoulders for a wedding, black tie affair, or any fancy occasion you have coming up this summer.

15. Knit Shopper

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For your books, magazines, iPad and more!

16. Striped Tank

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More stripes?! You can’t go wrong, really!

17. Stockinette Tee

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A simple cotton knit tee you’ll live in all season.

18. Bitty Bow Necklace

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So you can rock your knits no matter how hot it is outside.

19. Swatch Art

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Put all of those gauge swatches to good use by framing and displaying them as art.

20. Asymmetrical Dress

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Who says a knit dress in summer isn’t practical?

21. Knit Paper Bangles

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We didn’t know you could knit with paper twine either!

22. Tie Back Cami

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A breezy tunic with a pretty tie back detail will keep you cool during even the most brutal of summer temps.

23. Scrap Pillow

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Use up those leftover yarn scraps to make a fun new throw pillow.

24. Big Knit Bow

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As far as knit hair bows go, we say the bigger the better!

25. Summer Sweater

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Loose stitches = more breeze.

26. Chunky Knit Necklace

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You this one!

27. Knit Stool

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Take a load off on a cozy knitted stool.

28. Knit Basket

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Stashing your yarn in a knit basket is kinda meta, no?

29. Knit Placemats

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Seed stitch placemats make a nice addition to your everyday place settings.

30. Loopy Rug

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Welcome guests with a hand knit loopy rug. Just make sure they don’t try to steal it when they leave.

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