Day at the Beach Bag
Inspired by the joy of a day at the beach, this colourful bag is ideal to complete a casual summer’s outfit. Combining turquoise, white and orange brings to mind a view of sea, foamy waves and bright, bobbing buoys plus perhaps a trio of tasty gelato flavours to help keep cool. The individual pattern has now been updated on Ravelry and includes instructions for a Christmas version with a wreath tassel and a doughnut colourway with an iced doughnut tassel.
The bag is self lined, i.e. lined with the same knitting as the exterior, and has a sturdy base with removable stiffening, so it can hold plenty whilst staying in shape and still be washed easily. It also has a soft, thick shoulder strap that doesn’t dig in. The tassel is detachable and can be tied to rear of bag and hung over the front, tied around handle of bag or omitted. Alternatively, the tassel can be added to a keyring fixture for a practical matching accessory.
Bag excluding strap
Bag Strap Length: 55cm
Rico Creative Cotton (Aran)
- 2 skeins in white 80
- 2 skeins in Sky Blue 37
- 1 skein in orange 74 Oblong of sturdy, stiff card or plastic, e.g. mounting board,
- 23cm x 11.5cm Tapestry needle
- Two small sew-in snap fasteners
- One large sew-in snap fastener
- Small metal ring or keyring fixture (if making tassel)
The pattern uses the slipstitch technique to create a zigzag pattern. This technique uses only one colour of yarn per row to create a result that looks like multiple colours were used in the same row.