Just Beachy by Lisa K. Ross

Just Beachy

August 2021
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1300 - 1750 yards (1189 - 1600 m)
One Size
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Who’s ready for a day at the beach?! It’s no secret that lounging in the sand and listening to the waves crash onto the shore is a great way to relax. Playing in the surf, swimming in the water, or paddling over the surface, there’s no limit to the fun to be had! Originally designed as a mystery wrap, Just Beachy is now available as a complete pattern. This opulent wrap combines simple, relaxing stitches with the thrill of underwater adventures. You’ll discover new techniques, play with garter and stockinette in new ways, and experience unique construction that, like any good beach read, will keep you guessing what comes next. I’ve created tutorial videos that will guide you along the way. Take a deep breath… it’s time to dive in!

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What to expect:
While there are a lot of surprises hidden within this design, here are some things that you can expect:

  • slip-stitch knitting
  • lace
  • elongated and/or unique stitches
  • frequent color changes
  • cable twists
  • eyelets
  • unique construction

Rest easy! All techniques with charts will also include written instructions. I’ve created tutorial videos to guide you through any new techniques. There will NOT be any stranded colorwork, short rows, or brioche. This design is intended for intermediate knitters, but could be suitable for an adventurous beginner.

Finished dimensions:
72.5”/184cm x 21.5”/54.5cm

Beach Supplies:
Two sets of US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, or as required to meet gauge; 40”/100cm or 47”/120cm recommended (NOTE: One of the two sets of needles can be smaller than gauge to put stitches on hold.)
One needle 1 or 2 sizes larger than gauge needles to use for binding off

BLOCKED: 20 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after wet-blocking and pinning
UNBLOCKED: 24 sts and 48 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch before blocking
(NOTE: Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished dimensions and yardage)

Required: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Optional: 56 stitch markers (optional for lace repeats), blocking wires, pins, and mats

Yarn Requirements:
MC: 800yds / 732m fingering weight yarn
C1-7: 130yds / 120m fingering weight yarn in EACH of 7 colors

The sample for this design uses Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply in ‘Lace Murex’ (MC) and ‘Just Beachy’ minis (C1-C7), though other dyers have created kits to give you LOTS of options. This project also works great with stash and leftover yarns! Included is a section on ‘Curating Your Own Kit’ with suggestions for compiling your own palette.