The Driftwood Cover-Up

Dry, bleached wood, sunshine sparkling off the water into your eyes. This is what inspired the Driftwood Cover-Up.

The ocean smooths all rough edges, or so the saying goes. And it's true in a literal sense, the ocean gives us plenty of smoothed down treasures: broken bottles become colored glass pebbles, downed limbs become twisted and bleached pieces of art, not to mention the shells and other amazing treats!


All images via my Pinterest Mood Board!

I wanted an easy cover-up that fits nearly everyone. A modern lace design that reflects the tide and twisted limbs that wash up on the shore. I wanted it to provide coverage, while still allowing for air-flow to dry a swim suit. Thus the Driftwood Cover-Up came into being!

The design features modern lace lines down the front and back panels and sleeves, with thicker white cotton lines implying the wooden logs. It uses Aran weight yarn to be extra soft, squishy, and absorbent. This is a beginner friendly pattern, it's essentially a big circle, two squares, and two smaller circles.

To grab the pattern – click the link here

  • I used Light Champagne  for the driftwood logs bleached in the sun
  • Then I used Stormy Gray and Dolphin Blue for the dusky sunrise light on the sea when the logs come up the beach in high tide.

To complete the look all you need is a 5.5 mm hook, a flexible measuring tape, and a good pair of yarn scissors.

This pattern was released together with 5 other patterns to make up my 2018 summer collection. Inspired by the seaside. To read more about the full collection and the other designs click here.


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Katie Moore