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Hot Right Now - July - String Theory Yarn Co

Hot Right Now - July

By Michelle Enerson

Every month Michelle scours Ravelry for what's "hot right now". Take a look at this month's picks and the yarns she suggests.

Rockin Stockin Bracelet by Margo Snyder
10-20 yards of fingering weight yarn and seed beads – Try Koigu Mini Skeins

This is the perfect summer palette cleanser project. Use scraps or indulge in that gorgeous yarn you’ve been dreaming of. Even make one to match your next pair of socks! A great simple introduction to using beads this project might become the new summer favorite.

Summer Shandy by Megan Williams
694-1852 yards of fingering weight yarn – Try Zauberball or  Keenan BFL Fingering

Megan explained this top so well: “This top is inspired by the light, bubbly, refreshing handy! Anything mixed with lemonade just feels like summer! Featuring a simple construction, easy lace, and garter stripes, this top is fun to knit and wear. And it is reversible!”


Tunisian Void Shawl by Stephanie Erin
1900-2000 yards of fingering weight yarn – Try Zauberball or Sister Ananse Fingering

We’ve taught some Tunisian crochet classes in the past, Janet has described it as crochet for knitters. Maybe it’s the perfect project to get absorbed in right now? Whether you’re an expert or novice this shawl is sure to be a stunner, you’ll be set for fall if you start now.

Nadia Cowl by Corin Purifoy
270-300 yards of DK – Try Sister Ananse DK or Remix Light

I think summer is the perfect time to pick up a quick soothing project like this crocheted cowl. Let the yarn sing and your mind wander. Or if you’ve never crocheted before this could be the perfect beginner project. Join Sharon in getting Christmas projects done now while stuck at home.

Razzle Summer Poncho by Noma Ndlovu
900-1260 yards of DK – Try Remix Light or Dungarees

Noma has the perfect design for a simple lacy top for summer. You may be using DK but she ups the needle size for some great drape and breathability. The stitch pattern is a two-row repeat so easy enough to memorize. Finish it off with some gorgeous buttons and you’ll have a summer staple.

Summer Nights Ruana by Kelsie Weeks
1975-2000 yards of worsted – Try Dream in Color Classy

Many of our shop regulars will remember Allison’s beautiful blanket. She put so much time, energy, and creativity into this project it’s not soon to leave my memory. This gorgeous shawl would be the same sort of undertaking. Your choice of colors are what will make all the difference and personalize it to your own one of a kind work of art, Kelsie just helps you along with the pattern. A guaranteed stunner you’ll get all the compliments for.

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