Jane Thornley


Knit a Beach

Ladies and gentlemen: a 40-page virtual workshop with self-styled "free-range knitter" Jane Thornley. This is not a line-by-line pattern that demands specific yarns and exact stitch counts. Rather, Thornley leads you into thinking for yourself and working with what you've got-- or decide to include, now that you've become a designer. The process is intimate, encouraging, and full of Thornley charm. Gorgeous colour photos scattered throughout, more than we can display here. Vest and tabard variations are included.

File is digital, 4.7MB, and may take a a minute or two to download depending on your internet connection speed.

Pattern Detail

  • many things charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • all season
  • straight (flat)
  • essentially knit to fit your size
  • digital PDF has 40 pages (letter size)
  • easy
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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Sunday, April 29 2012, 02:42

To save a PDF on an iPad, I would open Safari, browser to your pattern stash and just tap on the link under the download column.

It should display the PDF in Safari. Then tap the screen once and tap then tap on the Open in "iBooks" in the upper right corner.

The PDF will appear on the bookshelf and will then automatically open. From then on, it's saved in iBooks.

You can switch to 'Airplane Mode' in Settings to verify that it's really saved to your iPad.



Saturday, April 28 2012, 23:41

I saved this pattern on my computer but any ideas on how to save it to my iPad? Caraleen Baker

Sharon Braun

Saturday, August 09 2008, 00:57

I'm so excited to read and design. Planning a trip to Maui and would love to create something special to wear for dinner out............

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