So for the up-coming summer season, I have designed a new bag with crisp cotton yarns in strawberry, apricot and lemon ice colours. As soon as I held the yarns together I was reminded of summer holidays down on the beach, with raspberry ripple lollies and lemon ice pops from the ice cream stand – always a high-point of the day.
And that's the inspiration for the new Weymouth Shoulder Bag, named for Weymouth Beach in the south of England with its long arc of golden, powdery sands and, yes, yummy ice cream!
Both the bag and the straps are lined with a co-ordinating cotton fabric to make a lightweight but sturdy bag which can be used for either a handbag or a tote.
The shoulder straps are worked in a co-ordinating pattern, Double Moss Stitch, which gives an interesting contrast of texture and patterning.
Full step-by-step knitting and sewing instructions are included in the pattern and it is available for immediate download from my pattern store here.
If you would like to read more about our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book and see examples of other double-sided stitches included in the collection, then please click here.
Until next time – Happy summer knitting!
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