The Castle Beach Spa Cloth is the second in the Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection. Like the Fairy Godmother’s Spa Cloth, it is knit sideways, using pima cotton to create a soft, luxurious and pampering facial cloth.
I designed this pattern for the Summer Spa Swap going on in my Ravelry group. I wrote about the swap here. Making this cloth is not a requirement for participation in the swap!
The design is based around a vintage stitch pattern, Cockleshell Edging, resembling a clam shell. This fit well with our Summer Spa Swap’s beachy theme. Next, I started searching for the right name for this pattern. I wanted something related to summer/ beaches/ clamming that would also go nicely with Fairy Godmother, since the two spa cloths are constructed so similarly.
I rejected names like “Clam Digger” and “Clam Bake.” I wanted the pattern to evoke ideas of the clam shells, not the meat. Next, I looked at clamming beaches in Oregon, and they had names like Netarts – not the least bit romantic and nothing like Fairy Godmother.
I began thinking about fairy tales, many originating in other parts of the world, and so I started looking for clamming beaches in the UK. Eventually my search led me to Castle Beach (Tenby) in Wales. Although it doesn’t appear to be a clamming beach, it does have a castle. It satisfied both of my requirements and made me happy! And check out this website that has cool info for Castle Beach – like tide charts, the weather, and the best times for fishing!!!
You can find the Castle Beach Spa Cloth pattern here. Thank you and I hope you will enjoy this spa cloth pattern!
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Thank you Alex!