Jo Storie Knits

Druridge Bay

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Druridge Bay is a  chunky lace cropped beach cover up.  It's over sized and slouchy with a dramatic giant circle lace texture, throw on over your bikini when the sun goes down.

As seen in The Knitter Magazine edition #140

Intermediate level

Skills required: You will need to know how to work garter st and stocking stitch. You need to be able to pick up stitches and work increases and decreases and know how to work yarn overs to create lace effects.

Yarn:  Blue Sky Fibres  Organic Cotton in aran (worsted) weight  100g (137m/150yds) in Dandelion colour.

Skeins: 5(6:9), Meters 685(822:1233) Yards 750(900:1348)

Tools: 1 pair of 8mm (UK0/US11) straight needles, Stitch markers or safety pins, waste yarn or stitch holders and a Tapestry needle for sewing up.

Chest sizes to fit

Small:76-86cm [30-34]in

Medium:92-102cm [36–40]in

Large:112-122cm [44–48]in


Finished measurements

Chest:114(138:162)cm [45:54¼:63¾]in

Length:46(48:66)cm [18:19:26]in

Sleeve:3½(3½:5)cm [1½:1½:2]in


Note on Fit

This is a very large sweater designed to be slouchy, look at the finished measurements when deciding which size to work.

Photographed in medium



8mm in stocking stitch with yarn held double = 10sts x 14 rows over 10cm x 10cm

8mm in lace pattern with yarn held double = 10sts x 12 rows over 10cm x 10cm