Lime Breeze Cover Up

After soaking up some sun on the nice warm sand, throw this cover up on and go grab a drink on the boardwalk! It’s fun to make and simple to wear — just cross in front and slip a strap over each shoulder.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: S/M (L, XL) to fit bust sizes 32-35 (36-39, 40-43)”

50 (58, 66)” / [127 (147, 168) cm] width at hem

Shown in size S/M.

Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows= 4″ [10 cm] in lace pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): 6315 Peapod (10 (12, 14) skeins)

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) straight or 32” circular

Notions: Cable needle (CN), tapestry needle

Abbreviations

2/2 RC – Sl 2 sts to CN and hold at back, k2, k2 from CN.

2/1 RC – Sl 1 st to CN and hold at back, k2, k1 from CN.

Special Stitches

K2, P2 Ribbing

Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Main Chart

Row 1 (RS): (Ssk, yo, k2) twice. (8 sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows: (P2tog, yo, p2) twice.

Row 3: 2/2 RC, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 7: Ssk, yo, k2, 2/2 RC.

Row 8: Rep Row 1.

Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

Decrease Chart

Row 1 (RS): Ssk, k2, *ssk, yo, k2; rep from * across, ending with ssk, yo, k2tog.

Row 2 (WS): P3, *p2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across, ending with p2tog, yo, p1.

Row 3: Ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k2, *2/2 RC, ssk, yo, k2; rep from * across, ending with 2/2 RC, k1, k2tog.

Row 4: P2, *p2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across, ending with p2tog, yo.

Row 5: Ssk twice, yo, k2, *ssk, yo, k2; rep from * across, ending with k2tog.

Row 6: P1, *p2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across, ending with p1.

Row 7: Ssk, 2/1 RC, *ssk, yo, k2, 2/2 RC; rep from * across, ending with ssk, yo, k1, k2tog.

Row 8: *P2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across.

Row 9: Ssk, k2, *ssk, yo, k2; rep from * across, ending with ssk, yo, k2tog.

Row 10: P3, *p2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across, ending with p2tog, yo, p1.

Row 11: Ssk, k1, *2/2 RC, ssk, yo, k2; rep from * across, ending with k1, k2tog.

Row 12: P2, *p2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across, ending with p2.

Row 13: Ssk, *ssk, yo, k2; rep from * across, ending with k2tog.

Row 14: P1, *p2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across, ending with p1.

Row 15: Ssk, k3, 2/2 RC, *ssk, yo, k2, 2/2 RC; rep from * across, ending with ssk, yo, k2, ssk, yo, k1, k2tog.

Row 16: *P2tog, yo, p2; rep from * across row.

Rep Rows 1-16 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This boardwalk coverup is worked bottom up, in pieces, then seamed. The straps are attached last.

Pattern

Fronts

CO 74 (82, 90) sts.

Keeping each edge st in Garter Stitch (this provides a nice line of stitches to follow when seaming up the sides), work Main Chart across row, repeating chart 9 (10, 11) times across row.

Work through Main Chart Rows 1-8, 17 (18, 19) times.

Work 5 rows of K2, P2 Ribbing.

BO all sts in pattern.

Back

CO 74 (90, 106) sts.

Keeping each edge st in Garter Stitch, same as for Front, work in Main Chart across row, repeating chart 9 (11, 13) times across row.

Work through Main Chart Rows 1-8, 15 (16 17) times.

Switch to Decrease Chart.

Work through Decrease Chart Rows 1-16, 2 (2, 2) times. (42 (50, 58) sts)

Work 5 rows of K2, P2 Ribbing.

BO all sts in patt.

Block. Seam sides together.

Straps (make 2)

CO 8 sts

Row 1: *K1, wyif, sl 1, wyib; rep from * to end.

Row 2: *P1, wyib, sl 1, wyif; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-2 until Strap meas 13” / [33 cm] or desired length.

BO all sts tightly.

Sew one end of strap to top corner of Front. Sew other end 6” / [15.2 cm] from top corner of Front along unseamed edge.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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