We are in for such a treat this summer!
Fantastical designer Jane Thornley has come up with a new idea. Every year she does a workshop in Nova Scotia for those lucky enough to be able to attend called Knit a Beach. And this year we are all invited along!
Please note that this web page offers the printed pattern only.
I am going to let Jane tell you herself:
"The water’s warm so let’s knit a beach! If you can dream it, you can knit it. Learn how to knit with an extensive guide rather than a just standard pattern with this evocative knitting workshop. 41 pages of diagrams, photos, instructions, ideas, tips and inspiration plus a guide to knit this adaptable, beachy little vest. Combined with the knitalong launching on June 18th, and you'll have all you need to knit your own private beach. (Please note this was written back in 2008; the KAL is no longer active.)
"This is the same project we'll be working on at the real Knit A Beach retreat here in Nova Scotia this August but for those of you that can't join me in the flesh, here's a virtual excursion.
"The Knitalong will be running both in Ravelry and on my knitalong site here (follow the link below).
"Experience combining simple stitches to create textures that evoke the blue sea frothed with ocean latte and sand hues of a summer beach.
"Create a vest/tabard design so gorgeous you won’t want to knit just one. Make yours either fitted or loose and easy or apply the techniques used to another pattern maybe even your own design.
"Come on – dive in!"
Jane's Knit Along has come and gone. What we are offering on this webpage is a printed copy of Jane's "virtual evocative knitting workshop" printed out and put into a binder for your convenience. There are 40 + pages of tips, diagrams and sketches, lavishly illustrated with instructions for this little vest in two versions.
If you prefer a PDF file, Jane offers that on her website or via Ravelry.
We will print it for you and send it on its way. All you need to do is collect your yarns.