In my opinion, it’s never too early or too warm outside to start thinking about knitting sweaters. It’s true, Oklahoma summers get incredibly warm, so I understand why you wouldn’t think about cozy sweaters. However, to me, it makes perfect sense. Even for speedy knitters, it generally takes about a month or more to complete an adult sweater, especially if you enjoy knitting your sweaters out of fingering or lace weight like I do. So the problem arises when you start knitting your sweaters in the depths of winter and by the time you finish knitting your sweater, you can only wear it for a few weeks before spring arrives—or, let’s face it, in Oklahoma, when the weather skips Spring and jumps straight from Winter to Summer.
Wouldn’t you rather get an entire season out of your knitted garments this year? In any case, who wants to be outside when the 100 degree weather is coupled by high humidity? At least for me, I would prefer to be inside knitting in the air conditioning. If you need any sweater ideas, this Boxy Sweater, knit by Jenna, is an extremely versatile pattern. Because of the flowing, light weight design, it looks stylish on practically any body type. This pattern would also make a perfect beginner pattern for those of you who haven’t yet ventured into sweater knitting. It features a lot of stockinette and zero shaping.
Jenna chose to knit Boxy out of Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool. As the name suggests, this DK weight yarn combines the warmth and memory of wool with the luster and softness of silk. And at only $9.00 per skein, this yarn is very economical as well. So take a break from the heat and humidity and click here to get started on your winter wardrobe! -Michael