Shop IRL in Exeter Quay ⇢
Free UK shipping when you spend over £60
Free UK shipping over £60

Our fave Summer knits in Cotton

As the days start to get a little warmer, knitting may not be the first thing on your mind – but fear not! We’ve got some great knits in our Big Cotton recycled yarn that are perfect for Summer. If you’ve not used our cotton yarn before then it may feel rather different to our SCY as it’s a stranded yarn. It knits up really lovely and is washable at 40 degrees. Sustainably sourced, organic and 100% natural fibres you’ll feel cool as anything knitting and wearing this awesome yarn.

ITS-ALL-BEACHY-BIG-COTTON-YARN-DRESS-LAUREN-ASTON-DESIGNS-3-min-1.jpg
1

It's all Beachy Cotton Dress

A classic cotton throw over dress perfect for a bikini cover on the beach, or as a Summer outfit styled with a belt and shades. It's an easy pattern knit in the round which means little sewing up. Our Cotton yarn is ideal for this as it has a gentle drape meaning it's super comfy to wear!

Phone Pouch
2

Call me Maybe Phone Pouch

The perfect Summer festival accessory... keep your phone or purse handy with our cotton phone bag. Comfortable to wear over your shoulder for those long days dancing and lounging in the sunshine. Choose from two bag styles and two strap styles. Fabulous!

cotton tee black
3

The Easy Tee

Our Big Cotton Easy Tee is exactly that - easy to knit and easy to wear, it'll become one of your staple Summer items. A classic Breton style striped top, you can choose from our summery range of colours to make it your own.

BEACH-BAG-LAUREN-ASTON-DESIGNS-17-1.jpg
BEACH-BAG-LAUREN-ASTON-DESIGNS-12-1.jpg
4

Life's a Beach Bag

A great versatile and spacious beach bag which is suitable for intermediate knitters using Bamboo Stitch which creates an amazing textured finish. Knit the bag in a single colour or with a colour block bottom. The gusset creates shape and space and you can make the strap as long as you need to wear on the shoulder or across the body.

DSC02954-BIG-COTTON-YARN-KNITTED-BUCKET-HAT-LAUREN-ASTON-DESIGNS-1.jpg
5

The Bucket Hat

This fitted bucket hat is the new accessory we didn’t know we needed until now! Giving us serious chic-gardener vibes mixed with 90s playfulness, you don't even have to limit it to Summer! It's an intermediate knit, made from the rim upwards and shaped. Because it's made in Cotton, it’s soft, breathable and comfortable.

MOSS-STITCH-COTTON-CARDIGAN-2-1.jpg
6

Beginners Boho Cardigan

Our Boho Cardigan is a great project for beginner knitters, made in panels using moss stitch. It has a beautifully soft finish and looks great with jeans and a tee or over a Summer dress. We love how you have styled it and it's an absolute winner for the warmer evenings.

DSC09225-BIG-COTTON-YARN-ECO-LOOP-YARN-LAUREN-ASTON-DESIGNS-1.jpg
7

The Loop Bag

The Loop Bag is giving us super retro 70's vibes, and is a great pattern for those who fancy a bit of a challenge. It is a fun take on the popular string shopper bags, but finished with loop handles instead to create a loose handbag style. With a choice of two handle finishes and a range of colours to choose, this bag can totally suit your style.

COTTON-TANK-TOP-STRAP-VEST-LAUREN-ASTON-DESIGNS-3-1.jpg
COTTON-TANK-TOP-STRAP-VEST-LAUREN-ASTON-DESIGNS-6-1.jpg
8

Strap in for Summer Camisol

This camisol is beautifully lightweight and oh so perfect for Summer days with a classic striped design. It has a flattering v neck on the front and back and can be worn day or night. It is super quick to make up and suitable for intermediate knitters. You'll be making them in all the colour combo's once you get started!

We hope that's given you a little bit of inspo to keep the knitting going during the Summer months so you don't have to worry about putting the needles down if it gets too hot for wool. Don't forget to share your knits with us, as we love to see them!

Fancy some LAD blogs delivered to your inbox?

Join our blog mailing list and receive a lovely email every time we add a new post.

More from the LAD blog

Fathers Day 2024 – Our Fave Knits For Men

Lauren Aston
24 May 2024
cotton yarn

Knitting our SCY designs with Cotton yarn

Helen Rose
8 April 2024

Celebrating Female run businesses that matter this International Women’s Day

Helen Rose
6 March 2024

Lauren’s Top Valentine’s Picks

Cai Burton
5 February 2024

Knitting Our Roll Up Knit Down Jumper

Lauren Aston
27 January 2024

All the press about Claudia Winkleman wearing LAD

Lauren Aston
25 January 2024

Did someone say free knitting pattern?!

Join the mailing list for new arrivals, limited edition knits, stitchin’ promotions and a totally free pattern.