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One of the happy things to show up in my mailbox recently was my reviewer’s copy of my friend Corrina Ferguson’s new pattern book, Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season. Growing up in a warm weather climate myself, I appreciate the need for fun knits that don’t require blizzards to wear.
Warm Days, Cool Knits has a variety of lovely pieces that will work year round in a variety of climates.
I love the classic looks of Corrina’s designs. The textures on many of the garments really appeal to me. It’s nice to see so many patterns that you know you could wear again and again, because, let’s face it, you don’t want to spend all the time knitting if you aren’t going to get the maximum amount of use out of it. I could wear this cardigan every day:
The majority of the garments come in a range of 5 sizes. (Teola, pictured below, comes in 7 sizes; Denford, pictured above comes in 4 sizes.)
If you know Corrina primarily through her shawl designs, you won’t be disappointed. Rounding out the collection of patterns are a selection of beautiful shawls. I think shawls really are the ultimate layering piece. They make great shoulder wraps in the summer, while cold weather climate dwellers, like me, can double them over for full coverage scarves.
For a limited time, you can enter to win a copy of Warm Days, Cool Knits. Leave a comment on this blog post before the end of the day (Eastern time zone) on September 10th telling me what you love or hate about warm weather. I’ll pick a winner using a random number generator. This giveaway is open internationally.
I love warm weather because I’m not cold all of the time. Also there is so much more to do during the summer months.
I love warm weather cuz you don’t have to bundle up all the time. Tho, of course, the downside is you don’t get to show off your handknits.
These designs are so pretty. I would love to make them.
I hate warm weather because of all the bugs and it doesn’t stay cool or cold long enough where I live. I always miss the winter.
I love bright flowers and fireflies! I hate not being able to get cool enough thanks to living in the deep south
Love: gardening and hanging with my knit group in the a/c!
Hate: hot car interiors and mosquitoes!
I love warm weather but I HATE the mosquitos which are in great abundance this summer.