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book review // warm days, cool knits by corrina ferguson

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Here in North Carolina, August can sometimes be the hottest month of the summer. As we head into hurricane season and the dampness outside makes everything feel heavy, it’s impossible to knit without sweating from head to toe. Corrina Ferguson’s new pattern collection Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season  (Interweave/F+W; $24.99) contains twenty patterns that you can knit with the lightest of lace weights and linens, with warmer climates in mind. Corrina hails from Florida so she wanted to make wearable summer-appropriate garments that could easily take you into fall. 

Lacy shawl Mayella (at left) displays bright color play with stripes and slipped stitch patterning. This is one of the many multi-season garments in this collection.

The book is broken down into a section for each season, but the  tanks and tees in the summer and spring sections of the book are the real gems here. Demure short sleeved sweaters like Coralue and Teola (both old-fashioned Southern names, as Corrina explains early in the book) are knitted with negative ease for a sweet preppy look. Leora (below), knit in soft linen, is a wearable tank top for any age and can be paired with a button-up top or a cardigan for early fall layering. I can’t wait to cast one on in Quince and Co. Sparrow. Each piece has been meticulously written and charted, so you can knit them no matter which method you prefer. 

Which garment from Warm Days, Cool Knits would you make if you won a copy of this lovely book?

Enter below to win a digital copy of the book provided by Interweave! 

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