Summer 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet. Here's the link to the Ravelry page for the project. Originally when the call came out for designs for the summer issue, I was thinking about weddings and items you might wear on your honeymoon, or items to wear on the beach. (Remind me to tell you about the Amazing Grace Wrap).
I was thinking, wouldn't it be great to have just a little something to cover up with at the beach when you want to walk to the snack bar? It would need to be light weight and lacy and pretty. It would need to dry quickly, handle getting wet, and wear well on the sand. LINEN! The wrap is made of Euroflax sportweight linen by Louet. Though it starts out crunchy it softens the more you wash it and use it. It blocks beautifully and dries quickly and doesn't get heavy when wet like cotton does. Perfect! For the design, I didn't want it to go ALL the way around the body, but leave a sexy little slit. However, there is no reason why you can't make it bigger for more coverage. Someone on Ravelry even adapted the pattern to make it into a calf-length skirt! For the magazine, they styled it as a yoga skirt and indeed some yoga and dancer fans have made the sarong for their own creative dressing.