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5 free knitting patterns you should knit this summer

The sun is finally out, so it's time to start putting together your spring-summer wardrobe! I've been eagerly seeking out delightful projects to cast on, preparing my wardrobe for the upcoming sunny days. ahead. Here are 5 of my favourite spring-summer knitting patterns that you should definitely try this season.

Hallevik Wrap Blouse + Skirt by Svarta Faret Designed by Wool & Beyond

I love a two-piece set; it has so much versatility, and I can't believe this one is free! It is even available in 7 languages and sizes XS - 4XL. The suggested yarn is a cotton, viscose and linen blend, creating the perfect airy summer fabric. The multicolour effect is created by working stipes with a combination of knits, purls and slipped stitches. The details have been really well thought out in this set: the raglan decreases look stunning across the back, the i-cord edging is really elegant and the little puff sleeves are so cute. I didn't check through every pattern but all of the Svarta Faret patterns I looked at were free, so it is definitely worth checking out their patterns - they are all super cute and modern!

Download the top pattern from their website or Ravelry.

Summer Secret Crop by Jessie Maed Designs

A summer staple! This top can be worked up in either a DK or fingering weight yarn, perfect for using up smaller quantities of yarn you might have. It is size-inclusive, available in 2XS to 5XL. I love the strap detailing and have seen it in halter and tie-up options, too. I think this is a great basic for the warmer months, and you could totally customise it by adding stripes, lace, or any other design features to personalise it.

Download the pattern from Ravelry.

Weekend Shorty Socks by Summer Lee

The colour pos screams summer to me! The sizes included are toddler to XL and are perfect for stash-busting some sock scraps. There are endless variations of this sock that you could do; it is so versatile. Summer is the queen of socks and has an array of patterns available to purchase from her website and Ravelry. The first ever sock I knitted was her I'm So Basic Socks and I highly recommend her patterns. They are always very clear and well-written. She has also recently released a sock pattern book that looks amazing, and I would love to get my hands on one!

Download the pattern from Summer's Ravelry or website.

May Top by Manos del Uruguay Designed by Gabriella Calderini

This lovely little top is worked up in a sport-weight yarn in a broken rib. If you haven't tried broken rib before, I think this would be a great project to try it out. It is knit top down, starting in the round, splitting to knit flat for the armholes, and then back to working in the round to finish. This looks like a super airy and floaty knit. I would love to try to create a dress version by just lengthening the bottom section.

Download the pattern from Ravelry.

The Market Bag by Davina Choy

The roundup wouldn't be complete without an accessory and market bags that are an essential summer accessory. Perfect for days at the beach, picnics in the sun, or simply carrying your knitting. What I love about these bags is they expand so much, you can fit almost anything in there. I love the mint green colour that the designer has chosen here, but I think it would look stunning in a cobalt blue, too.

Download the pattern from Ravelry.

I hope you have been inspired to get a new project on your needles and get ready for some warmer days. I would love to hear what your favourite summer knitting patterns are—or favourite yarns to knit with in the warmer months. Let me know in the comments.

Happy knitting,

Rosie x

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