In the middle of a heat wave, its nice to have a few alternatives to turning on the air conditioner, like going for a cruise in a friend’s convertible and feeling the evening breeze, filling a bucket with ice cold water and plunging your feet into it, running barefoot through the backyard sprinkler or spending a lazy afternoon in the shade of a nearby forest where it is at least ten degrees cooler than in the direct sunlight. Here’s hoping that these Top Ten Breezy Tops from Katia’s current collection also make you feel cool and refreshed-
The eighties mullet hairdo may have retired peacefully to the suburbs but its fashionable namesake, the mullet back top is one of the hottest knitting styles this season. Longer in the back, shorter in the front, this sleeveless shell combines a wide ribbed welt with a decorative lace panel, knit in a sizzling summer sparkler, San Remo by Katia. Silver & Gold (shown above).
About as smooth and refined as any yarn can get, Katia’s Silk-Cotton receives high praise for its even stitching and polished finish. This lacy shell has a deep scoop neckline and a slim-fitting silhouette to pair gracefully with stretchy denim or capris.
Tanned and toned arms look all the more impressive in this nautical style top featuring a ribbed yoke and dropped stitches. Knit in Bulky Cotton, a jersey-style yarn that molds itself effortlessly around the needles. Beige (shown above).
As soft and relaxed as a favorite t shirt, this is a pretty denim top that doesn’t take itself too seriously, simple in style with A-line shaping to create extra air movement on those sweltering days. Knit in Cotton Jeans, a subtle cotton print yarn available in seven shades.
Ribbon yarns are a beginner knitter’s best friend, they twist and twirl across the needles without any tension issues. This simple summer top is knit with built-in borders and a refreshing mix of tropical colours. Tahiti in Apple Green and Tahiti Beach in Col. 309 (shown above).
Getting the ‘blues’ couldn’t be more uplifting than Katia’s newest summer charmer, a matte and shiny ribbon yarn that knits up quicker than you might expect and is especially stunning in this swingy little suntop style. Look for crisp white (shown above) or one of seventeen other shades in Katia Blues.
Playing with splashy colour in 100% Cotton by Katia, this striking striped suntop is a great-fitting design with garter stitch straps, and well-suited for beginner knitters. Just pick five fun colours and create your own masterpiece.
Looking sensational and keeping your cool all through the summer, this cap sleeve top has airy openwork stitches and is knit in Lido, an innovative ribbon base spun with a shiny filament to give incredible lustre and tonal effect.
A little variety is the spice of life, and this short n sweet boat-neck top offers up a great mix of fabulous colour plus pattern work, knit in Tahiti, a substantial cotton tape yarn dyed in twenty-eight solid shades.