When it comes to fashion and style, a cosy, soft sweater or cardigan is a staple in most people’s wardrobes whether it be winter or summer.
In the colder months, add a heavy, wool sweater to keep in the warmth and keep you toasty in the frosty air. When it comes to warmer months, throw on a light sweater over your summer dress to keep you warm in the cool summer nights.
Knitwear doesn’t stop at just sweaters either. You can knit socks, hats, scarves, gloves, baby clothes, a teapot cosy, and much more – the sky’s the limit! You can make anything you put your mind to, and end up with a beautiful knitted creation at the end.
Let’s knit together
Making your own knitwear is an intricate project but is highly rewarding. The process is one that can be done alone or together with friends – you could even start a knitting club. Get together, knit, chat, and spend time together.
Compare finished projects and discuss designs or patterns for your knitwear. Knitting with a friend is a great way to socialise whilst focusing your energy on something relaxing and peaceful.
Do your own thing
One of the great things about knitting your own sweater is that you can completely tailor your end product. Put your own spin on your design and create a garment that is completely unique and individual to you.
Want to have a bold red stripe down the side of the sweater? Maybe some glitter yarn across the neck? Well you can choose whichever design that speaks to you.
Selecting the best yarn
Selecting yarn is the first step to creating your DIY knitwear, and online shops like Rito carries yarn in all types and colours – you can see the selection here. Choose from lighter, finer yarn to heavy, thick yarn, and everything in between.
If you’re thinking of creating some knitwear for babies or someone with sensitive skin, then cotton yarn is the best choice – as this type of yarn is soft against the skin and does not cause any irritation.
Maybe you have decided to be a little adventurous and make a pair of cosy knitted socks or gloves. Then be sure to select the yarn especially made for socks or gloves. This type of yarn is thicker and more durable than regular yarn, giving you a long-lasting end product and an even cosier feel.
With the wide variety available, you can find the right choice for your next project, and maybe even find some inspiration for future projects.