A fine, lustrous cotton yarn can work for all sorts of projects. We’re big fans of Rowan’s Summerlite 4ply. There’s something refreshing about working with this smooth stuff. A deep dive has led us to some pearls that make the most of this versatile yarn.
A Tiny Trio
Let’s get started with an adorable set of patterns by designer Linda Whaley. Two of them are free! (Please note that pattern names here are links to Ravelry for more information about each design.)
Eyelets and picot give this baby cardi just the right amount of decoration.
That jaunty neckline! With buttons at the shoulders for easy-on and easy-off, fuss-free dressing.
Use up scraps in these tiny toe-warmers shaped to stay on baby’s wee legs.
French Market Bag by PetiteKnit
This knotted openwork pattern grows from the bottom up. Directions are included for a sewn fabric lining to keep out sand and keep your small valuables in place.
Gwendolyn Bag by Kelly Meneely
Also constructed from the bottom up, the stockinette base of this light bag creates a foundation for the airy gull lace pattern of the body. We want one in every color.
Lionfish by Lisa Richardson
Hmm … Go subtle or graphic with the contrast of stripes for this multi-season layer? Summerlite 4ply in Still Grey and Touch of Gold are pictured here.
Stilt by Martin Storey
Classic stripes of Navy Ink (3 skeins) and Periwinkle (4 skeins) Summerlite 4ply punctuated by slip-stitch dots of Seashell (6 skeins). Exquisite!