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NYC weather is as temperamental as its inhabitants. On a late day in April, many a woman is still pulling on boots over tights and eking the last wears out of a favorite sweater. Then, boom! Temperatures explode and it’s 85 degrees in May. It happened just two weeks ago. It was 65 degrees on a Tuesday and 95 degrees on Friday. NYC weather is potently unpredictable.

So when the temperatures finally do skyrocket overnight, NYC knitters know how important it is to have a few sleeveless knits on hand. The virtues of knitting tank tops and tees can’t be undersold. Firstly, NO SLEEVES. Let me repeat: sleeves need not apply. You’re either knitting a front and a back or one piece in the round, and then you’re done. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s oh so gratifying.

Secondly, the most divine warm weather materials are used for all these sleeveless wonders. I know we love our woolens, but cotton, silk, bamboo, linen, and mixed blends have come a long way. These are not dishtowel cottons. Warm weather fibers are just as supple, luxurious, and soft as your favorite merino wools and cashmeres. They also boast antibacterial and moisture-wicking abilities to boot.

We have a few tanks up our nonexistent summer sleeves to get you through this season, and they utilize some of our finest warm weather fibers. One of our choices is a #StringSpecials for the week, so do read on…

Cherry Blossom Tank

Versatile and timeless, the Cherry Blossom Tank’s simple but sweet details ensure it will remain in heavy wardrobe rotation. Drop stitches line the bottom edge, giving the hemline a swingy shape and enhancing the natural drape of String Yarns Windsong, a blended cotton-linen tape yarn. A deep v-neck bordered in ribbing is modestly flirty and über feminine.

Seta Mia Tank

 

The Seta Mia Tank is a classic shell and another wardrobe staple. Knit with String Seta Mia, a bulky gauge 100% silk tape yarn, the Seta Mia Tank is knit on smaller needles to form a tight fabric. This reins in the natural drape of the silk, providing a structured fit without sacrificing the airy quality of the yarn. It’s a quick, elegant knit you’ll want in every color and find yourself layering in the fall/winter. 

Bethune Tank

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns’ Bethune Tank is perfect for adding chic summer shimmer to your outfit. Knit using two strands of Stacy Charles Fine Yarns crimped metallic Celine, Bethune features an abbreviated silhouette—very on trend for the season and perfect for equally on-trend high waisted pants and shorts. Thick ribbing at the neckline and armholes frame the figure, while a vented garter hem flatters the waistline and travels up the sides. It’s straightforward, but still detailed and interesting.

Sheridan 2-Way Vest

Last but most certainly not least is our #StringSpecial for the week, the Sheridan 2-Way Vest. Available for 15% off until the end of the week, Sheridan is knit with Stacy Charles Fine Yarns Ariana, a worsted weight linen tape yarn in a gorgeous array of jewel tone colors. Sheridan offers so much versatility as a summer knit—and frankly, not just for the summer. It can be worn with the buttons to the front or the back, and can be layered—90s style, which is very in—over a cap tee or 3/4-sleeve shirt now or a collared long sleeve shirt in the fall/winter. A vertical rib and vented hems compound its versatility with a lengthening, slimming effect.

Do you love knitting for the spring and summer? What are your favorite spring/summer knits? Let us know in the comments below!

May 24, 2017

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