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Stop, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. The sound of waves tumbling across the shingle, washing across the sand, or crashing against the pier fills the air, and a fresh, salty breeze drifts across the bay. There’s nothing better for me than vitamin sea! This issue celebrates the ocean, whether you’re exploring tropical climes or staycationing.

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I’ve visited beaches from Scotland to Barbados and I hope the designs give you a taste of that, from my Waxham Sands Vest Top inspired by visits to the Norfolk coast, to Louise Apps’ chic sun hat which shows the vibrant blues of the Caribbean seas and the almost-pink hue of the bright white sand.

Cassie Ward’s La Zenia Beach Midi Cardigan is perfect for balmy evenings in the Balearics, while Eleonora Tully’s beautiful driftwood wall hanging celebrates sea life from across the oceans.

In this month’s masterclass, Claire Montgomerie shows us how to use wavy stitches to great effect with her stylish button-up top, which would be a perfect garment for promenading on the Riviera – whether it’s French, Italian or Essex!

Other beautiful waves to make are the fabulous Ocean Skies Blanket, which I’ll be taking with me for beach picnics, and the Sea Breeze Tee – I recommend serving it with a large cocktail in a coconut!

Even if you’re landlocked this summer, I hope these beautiful coastal-inspired makes will transport you to the sea. Let’s pick up our hooks and set sail...

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