25 March 2017

Dreaming of the beach

Nokomis Beach Bag by Anna Ravenscroft, Anna Alway Designs
Every year at about this time, our beaches in Florida fill up with excited college students on Spring Break, all keen to soak up the sunshine before restarting their studies. And it’s a timely reminder that warmer days are on their way!

So here’s a beach bag ready for the summer ahead. This is Anna’s Nokomis Beach Bag, named for one of our favourite local beaches. Nokomis Beach is usually wonderfully quiet, and you can just sit and watch the sunset while children swim in the ocean or hunt for shark’s teeth along the shoreline.

Anna has perfectly captured the essence of the beach in this striped bag, with colours inspired by the sandy coast, turquoise sea and clear blue sky.
Reversible Knitting Stitches by Moira Ravenscroft & Anna Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw Designs
The pattern features a wonderfully graphic stitch pattern from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book. This is Single-Banded Rib, which not only looks good but is also quite strong, so is perfect for a bag such as this.

Anna has also added long canvas straps and a fold-under base to give a firm construction – well able to carry all the essentials for a day at the beach.
Nokomis Beach Bag by Anna Ravenscroft, Anna Alway Designs
In addition, the pattern includes a small bag which you can attach to the inside to carry your keys, glasses or other items. Those smaller bits and pieces always get lost at the bottom of a larger bag, don’t they, so it’s great to have a dedicated pocket to store them safely.

I am totally in love with this bag and wanted to squeeze it into our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book. We had a few other new project ideas we wanted to add in as well, so I have just uploaded a new version of the E-book onto my website today! We hope you enjoy seeing all these new ideas for projects you can make with reversible stitches. 
Reversible Knitting Stitches by Moira Ravenscroft & Anna Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw Designs
We also had a few extra samples which we wanted to squeeze in, including the one in the photo above. This is Textured Knot Stitch and you will now be able to find this in Chapter 1. This is one of my new favourite stitches and we just had to include it in the book.

​Oh and we’re always on the look-out for new stitches, so if you see we’ve missed a favourite stitch of ours from the book, do please let us know so we can include it in a future update!

For details of Anna’s Nokomis Beach Bag, please click here to see the pattern on her Ravelry store. For information about our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please click here. The book is available for immediate download from the site.

Until next time - Happy Beach Knitting!

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