A Summer Sweater for the Bay Area
Not that you’d know it based on temperatures the last week (over 100 in San Francisco!), but June, July, and August tend to be very foggy and mild in the Bay Area. In addition to the outside chill, my office is also heavily air conditioned. Enter the summer sweater. Potentially an oxymoron for many places, it is a necessity here. This is not to say that summer is anywhere near as cold as winter, but it does require a sweater.
In my search for the perfect yarn, I reached for Berroco Remix. I like Remix. It is totally weird and includes lots of manmade fibers that I normally don’t work with. The fiber content is 30% nylon, 27% cotton, 14% acrylic, 10% silk, and 9% cellulose (linen & flax). But it is 100% RECYCLED FIBER. And that is why I go for it. The fabric it creates has a soft hand, and it washes and dries great. Perfect for a summer sweater.
In my book, the perfect summer sweater is oversized, cropped, and cozy. A turtleneck is appreciated. And I like patterns with some level of interest, so I don’t get too bored. Woodwardia to the rescue! This pattern was in the Spring 2019 issue of Pompom, and I knew straight away I’d knit at least one. As my husband said, a cropped, oversized turtleneck is peak Jenna. I really like the raglan increase detail, and the split two level hem. Do you have a go to summer sweater? Do you need one where you live?