The Needle Bee


Summer bags and tops: think Katia washi yarn

KnittingBrenda Reynoso PenaComment

Summer is almost here and that means quick knits with light weight yarns.  I currently subscribe to the Katia blog which is full of modern fashion from Spain.  So the minute I read about their new patterns in Katia washi yarn I knew I had to share it here. I was happy to know this yarn is not only excellent for bags and baskets,  but also a great choice for a quick summer top. Katia washi is a tape bulky yarn,  made of polyester and viscose  with 100 grams / 109 yards  per skein and  it is machine washable! The yarn is very soft and affordable. You can purchase it here in my Etsy shop. I currently have kits on sale to make cute bags like the following drawstring and tote bag. You also get the printed pattern when you buy the kit. You may also buy single skeins if you prefer to mix up the colors.

This sleeveless knitted  top is made with only  2 balls of Katia Washi yarn. The pattern details for all links shared here are in Katia Website.

If you like to crochet, this cute Crochet bag is super easy and a great summer accessory.

And how about this open white top made with two balls of Katia washi on size US15 and US19 needles. 

I hope you find ideas and inspiration for your summer knitting. For a complete list of Katia patterns and ideas, please go here.

To purchase Katia Washi, please visit my Etsy shop. Happy knitting!