Or rather a bastardized version of it. Because the whole point of knitting the bag was freedom. I’m happy with this knit, I was little leery of it before filling with with stuff. But stuffed it looks good, and it’s stretchy, really stretchy. I could have pulled it up over the top of the beach blanket. It’s stuffed with a full size beach blanket, large water bottle, swimsuit and a book and there is plenty of room for more.
Changes, uh, what didn’t I change. I used Sinfonia that I had in my stash from a clearance sale at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t have the size 13 needles it calls for because I haven’t order them for my KnitPicks Options set yet, so I used a size 11. I did cast on and knit the bottom as directed, but I picked up less stitches than called for because 90 seemed like a lot. I accidentally did one more lace repeat than it called for in the first section so I just went with it for the others. I quit when I thought it was big enough. I didn’t care about the ruffled edge so I didn’t add it. I tried to crochet the drawstrings but they didn’t pull smoothly and I don’t do Icord, so I bought some cording that works great!
Over all I’m happy with it and I’ll do the small version soon. I’m working on a series of bags, all of which will be stuff with fun stuff and given away as gifts.
Just so you can see how much I changed it my version on the left, the “official” version on the right.