Non-makers just don’t understand that there is still plenty to knit in the summer. From open lacework projects to lightweight tees, warm weather projects abound! We love seeing the summer projects pop up on Ravelry and are quickly filling our project queue with flowy knits that can transition from a cool morning to a warm afternoon. Today we share four free Summer knitting projects, released by some talented and generous designers. Be inspired to cast on something for you or a friend to keep your hands busy and your heart full.

Temperature Tee by Heather Walpole

Temperature Tee, the newest pattern from Ewe Ewe’s monthly Quick + Easy collection, is a boxy top for any weather. The lightweight, short-sleeved top is a breeze to knit and fun to wear on its own or under a jacket. Knit with sport weight yarn and size US 10 needles you’ll want to make this flowy tee in every color of the Ewe Ewe rainbow.

Here Comes The Sun Shawl by Stitch With Passion

Sometimes you just need the familiarity of a repetitive project and Here Comes The Sun Shawl is just that. With its one-row repeat, this lacey shawl will be a wardrobe staple this summer, whether worn over a dress or bathing suit. Use 416-432 yards of a lightweight Aran yarn and a size J hook to crochet this fun-to-wear shawl.

Wedding Shawl by Purl Soho

You might not be dressing up for a wedding this Summer, but this long, rectangular wrap will be one you love to dress up any Summer outfit. Use US  5 needles and 1014 yards of sport weight yarn to knit this very wearable shawl.

Rainbow Dog Jumper by Louise Bollanos

Homebound dog owners are getting to spend a lot more time with their four-legged friend, so why not share the knitting love with them? This new sweater – available in small, medium, and large sizing – will make you smile as you slip in on for a walkabout town or to comfort nerves during a summer storm. Best of all, you can make an adult version so you can match.