August 2016: Table of Contents

A Note from the Editor

From late-night cookouts to breezy afternoons lounging in the backyard hammock, there’s still time to enjoy all that summer has to offer. Whether that means taking a day off work to relax by the pool or carving out some extra time each day to knock off another project on your to-do list, this brand new issue of I Like Knitting has an assortment of projects that just for you.

For those times when the weather is hot, but it’s chilly indoors, our Sweet Tops section has you covered. Just throw on the elegant Star Hem Cardigan over your favorite tank for a look that’s effortlessly chic. To add a pop of color to your wardrobe, whip up your own Bubble Gum Top which boasts a unique lacy-ribbed construction that will keep the compliments rolling in.

For all your beach lovers, our Beach Daze section makes it easy to bring a bit of paradise into your own home (and closet). From the simple On Island Time coasters to the classic Pacific Poncho, you won’t know which design to knit first. And don’t think we’ve forgotten about the little ones. The Ruffled Romper, complete with matching Eloise the Elephant Toy, makes the perfect gift for your next baby shower.

And while you’re busy casting on and binding off, don’t forget to take time soaking in summer’s details – wild rabbits nibbling on freshly cut grass, birds singing softly as the sun rises, the shimmery dance of moonlight flitting across the waves of Lake Michigan.

Happy summer knitting,

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Carry all your summer essentials in style with this summery striped tote. Double seed stitch gives this tote texture and interest and jute handles complete the look.   Read More 

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Summer knitting is not just about the stitch, it's about the memories we make as we prepare for our next projects. Join Rosann Fleischauer on her trip around southern Rhode Island discovering new ports of call and the yarn shops around them. Dropping lines at Newport, set your GPS for Block Island for a stop… Read More