Going to the beach is one of my favorite summer pastimes. For years, I’ve wanted a pretty summer beach bag. Finally, this was the year to design and knit one! I picked one of my favorite colors and CEY’s Sundancea yarn that would knit up into a sturdy fabric. For the stitches I combined two of my lovescables and lace. This bag knit up amazingly fast and I had a lot of fun trying to figure out ways to keep finishing to a minimum.
This bag is perfect for a trip to the beachcarrying a towel, suntan lotion, and a good book. Once off the beach, I’ll use it to carry other things and enjoy a walk around town.
50% cotton, 50% microfiber
Sundance is a machine washable blend of cotton and microfiber. Cotton is a wonderful natural fiber that is very soft and takes dye well. The microfiber eliminates some of the weight that could occur from 100% cotton yarns, and allows the bag to keep its shape. Sundance has a soft, smooth hand and a subtle sheen. It works up quickly without splitting and has great stitch definition. Did I mention that it’s machine washable and the addition of microfiber helps it to dry faster than if it were just cotton?
In the Sundance Beach Bag, Tonia forgoes the traditional bobble and works up one of her own. This bobble uses yarnovers to increase stitches, sk2p’s to decrease stitches and has a garter ridge to add texture.
Learn how to make this bobble.
Here is the free downloadable Sundance beach Bag pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2