I love this beach cover up that Ellen over at the Chilly Dog has created. She used a readily available cotton yarn but I would prefer a cotton blend for a number of reasons. My experience with cotton worsted yarn is that it will sometimes stretch out of shape when it gets wet. I also would find it a bit heavy for my taste. But there are plenty of other yarns that might make great substitutions. I’d suggest that bamboo or a poly-cotton blend would work well.
Oops! This sounds like I’m being critical of Ellen’s pattern. I’m not! I think it’s a really pretty cover up – just the kind I’d wear around the pool or at the beach. It’s a unique style and you’ll get lots of attention when you wear it since it’s both unique and attractive.
Ellen offers this as a free pattern for us. So, get yourself over to her blog and get busy crocheting your own ‘resort’ wear.
By jd wolfe