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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

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

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

3. Knit Pillow

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

4. Knitted Mini

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

5. Lace Headwrap

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

6. Beach Top

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

7. Seed Stitch Washcloths

Scrub it up with gentle seed stitch washcloths.
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Scrub it up with gentle seed stitch washcloths.

8. Cabled Carry-All

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

9. Fold Over Tank

An avant garde take on a simple, classic style.
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An avant garde take on a simple, classic style.

10. iPad Case

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

11. Striped Tee

Lightweight stripes are the definition of summer style.
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Lightweight stripes are the definition of summer style.

12. Jersey Clutch

Stash the essentials in a cool jersey clutch.
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Stash the essentials in a cool jersey clutch.

13. Crop Top

Knit crop top? Sure, why not!
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Knit crop top? Sure, why not!

14. Lace Shrug

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

For your books, magazines, iPad and more!
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For your books, magazines, iPad and more!

16. Striped Tank

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

17. Stockinette Tee

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

18. Bitty Bow Necklace

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

19. Swatch Art

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

20. Asymmetrical Dress

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

21. Knit Paper Bangles

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

22. Tie Back Cami

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

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

24. Big Knit Bow

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

25. Summer Sweater

Loose stitches = more breeze.
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Loose stitches = more breeze.

26. Chunky Knit Necklace

You this one!
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You this one!

27. Knit Stool

Take a load off on a cozy knitted stool.
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Take a load off on a cozy knitted stool.

28. Knit Basket

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

29. Knit Placemats

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

30. Loopy Rug

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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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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