Knitting is an all the time hobby (unlike what some non-knitters might express) and there’s nothing wrong with knitting shawls in 90-degree heat. While you might not wear your shawl right away, knitting with bright, playful colors can give your project a summery feel. Then, when you wear your finished object in the winter,  you’ll be transported back to the warmer days of knitting at [enter your favorite summer knitting spot here]. Today we share four shawls that combine stripes and color that are simply to hard to resist.

Snoep Shawl by eri

This simple shawl connects triangles with pops of colors the designer calls “snoeps,” the Danish word for candy. Use fingering weight yarn – one solid main color and two contrasting colors – with a size US 6 needle to make this uniquely shaped, garter stitch shawl.

Drift Lines by Tamy Gore

With three colors of sport weight yarn, cast on this crescent shaped shawl that combines lace, brioche, and lot of striped color and texture. The designer lovingly calls it an “everything but the kitchen sink” project, where there is always something and new and exciting to knit next.

Am I Too Much? by Catherine Côté

Color and texture come together in this three color, crescent shaped shawl. Large stripes of color feature different stitch patterns that keep the knitting exciting and the shawl fun to wear.

Ticket To Anywhere by Kristen Jancuk

A shawl designed with mini skeins in mind, this triangle shawl features stripes of color and lots of texture. To add this shawl to your wardrobe, grab 10 fingering weight minis (100 yards) and size US 5 needle.