Free Pattern Friday – Swim Cover

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

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Today, the Swim Cover in Alana.

This is a timely design.  Why?  Take a look.

Weather Map Heat WaveYep, that’s next week.  Hot.  Hot hot hot.  Hard to believe it’s only May.  So maybe this is a good moment to cast on for something to help you stay cool.

Alana Coverup alt 2_blogStart off this long weekend by casting on for the knitted Swim Cover in Alana (158yds/100g).  Be ready to chill by the pool or on the beach with a sun hat to keep you in the shade and some flip-flops to keep your feet off the scorching ground.

Pictured is the small size of this cover-up, which took exactly five hanks.  In the pattern we call for six, just in case you want to grab an extra hank for safety.  We do factor in a little extra yarn for swatching purposes, but surely you wouldn’t skip your swatch, would you?

This simple Alana Coverup alt 3_bloggarment is knitted flat, with some nice reversible stripe stitch detailing at the hem, pictured right.  The whole cover-up is just two rectangles seamed together at the sides.  This lets you make the armholes as long or as narrow as you wish.  We call for 9-11″ for the armholes, so you’ve got plenty of room to lift your arm dramatically to your brow while calling for a mint julep from your lounge chair.

Next week, stay cool, make sure your pets (and you!) have plenty of water, and keep crafting.

Happy knitting!

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