Knitting Light

Chic and Breezy Tops and Tees Made with Gorgeous Knitted Details

Now you don’t need to wait until winter to pull out your knits! Knitwear designer Marie Greene’s delightful collection of lightweight patterns using plant-based yarns are designed to keep you cool and fashionable―and show off your knitting prowess year-round. With a wide range of lace details, unexpected textures, and classic shapes, Marie’s well-crafted, top-down, and (mostly) seamless patterns are perfect for knitters of advanced-beginner and intermediate skill levels. You just have to decide what to cast on first!


With Marie’s expert advice, you’ll be able to find your perfect fit in sizes S through 6X and create new closet staples to last a lifetime. Even for knitters new to plant-based fibers, Marie’s practical tips and tricks make learning to knit with cotton, linen, hemp, and more as breezy as the tops you’ll create. Imagine taking a morning stroll on the beach wearing the laid-back Jasmine V-Neck Tee or matching the blooms in your backyard garden in the airy Magnolia Flutter Sides Top. With these light knits designed for warmer weather, you’ll be able to say “I made it myself” all year long.


Everyone is saying...

"Marie Greene has done the knitting world a huge favor in creating this thoughtful, educational, and informative guide to working with plant fibers and plant fiber blends. How many times as knitters have we walked past the these fibers in our LYS without considering them? Marie has created a beautiful road map filled with 20 timeless size-inclusive garments to complement any wardrobe, tucking in information about plant fibers, their benefits, how to make them shine, and why sometimes they’re the best choice. It’s not as simple as swapping out yarn - as Marie states, “It’s decidedly more nuanced.” She’s done the work for us in opening a door so often walked past. You’ll find yourself embracing these glorious yarns year round after reading this book and reducating yourself on what you thought you knew about plant and plant blend fibers, and thank Marie for explaining it to us as only she can - with grace, experience, and kindness." 

Tanis Gray

Author of The Fellowship the Knits (and more!)

"Shining her light on projects for warmer temperatures Marie Greene shares her knowledge, expertise and classic personal style with knitters. This book is packed with beautiful timeless patterns knitters will want to make and wear over and over. It also offers educational information on yarn properties and selection, the importance of swatching, how to fit and care for the garment. In addition tips to finesse the process are sprinkled throughout the book. Most of all it taps into the lightness in mood that we feel in the summertime - when there is ease and brightness."

Fiona Ellis

Knitwear designer and instructor

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