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Darling Weekend Beach Cover-Up

This knit cover up pattern is easy to knit and great for those breezy summer days at the beach!

Updated October 10, 2018
Darling Weekend Beach Cover-Up
Darling Weekend Beach Cover-Up

Forgo those expensive swim cover-ups you can buy at stores for this Darling Weekend Beach Cover-Up that you can knit yourself.

This free printable pattern lets you make a custom swim cover-up for summer or for a vacation where you'll be needing a new, trendy beach cover-up. Whether you'll be trekking in the sand or lounging by the pool, this knit swimsuit cover-up will provide you with the extra coverage you're looking for.

You can choose your own yarn colors for this easy knitting pattern in order to make a cover-up that matches any swimsuit you own. This free knitting pattern also includes instructions for multiple sizes for the perfect fit.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Materials List

  • Patons® VenusTM (1.75 oz/50 g; 119 yds/109 m): Chili Pepper (10704) 10, 11, 12 balls
  • Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 2 Stitch markers.
  • Pair of size U.S. 10 (6 mm) double-pointed needles for I-cord.

Pattern

Measurements:
To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Medium: 28-38” [71-96.5 cm]
Large/Extra-Large: 40-46” [101.5-106.5 cm]
2/5 Extra-Large: 48-62” [122-157.5 cm]

Instructions: 
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

BACK

**With smaller needle, cast on 116 (130-144) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows.
Knit 5 rows, noting 1st row is WS.

Change to larger needle and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 17 (17-18) ” [43 (43-45.5) cm], ending on a WS row. Place markers at each end of last row.

Shape sleeves:
1st row:
 (RS). Cast on 22 sts. Knit to end of row. 138 (152-166) sts.
2nd row: Cast on 22 sts. Purl to end of row. 160 (174-188) sts.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.**  
Rep last 2 rows until work from last cast on row measures 13 (13-14) ” [33 (33-35.5) cm], ending on a WS row. Cast off.

FRONT

Work from ** to ** as given for Back. 160 (174-188) sts.

Next row: (RS). Knit.
Next row: K4. P72 (79-86). K8. P72 (79-86). K4.
Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Divide for front slit:
Left Front:
1st row:
 (RS). K80 (87-94). Turn.
Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
3rd row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows until work from last cast on row measures 13 (13-14) ” [33 (33-35.5) cm], ending on a WS row. Cast off.
Right Front: With RS facing, join yarn to rem 80 (87-94) sts on spare needle and work as given for Left Front.

I-cord Belt: With pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 5 sts. *K5. Do not turn. Slide work to opposite end of needle. Rep from * until Belt measures 60 (70-80) ” [152.5 (178-203.5) cm]. Cast off.

FINISHING

Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.

Mark neck 8 (9-10) ” [20.5 (23-25.5) cm] wide at center of foundation row of Back. Sew front and back across shoulder seams to neck markers.

Sew sleeve seams only. Try on Cover-up. Thread I-Cord Belt through Back and
Front at sides. Tie at Front.

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This is a very lovely beach cover up from Patons. They have a great quality yarn. The instructions are given for free in three different sizes that you can print right from this page. There is no link to where this pattern is found on Patons site but you could probably Google to see if it is still available there too.

This Darling Weekend Beach Coverup is perfect to wear to the beach. It is conveniently loose, gives more cover and easy to maintain. Can make in different colors that you fancy.

This is so cute and easy! I could see myself making versions of this for everyday wear too, not just for the beach. Fantastic!

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