What people like in a vacation knitting project can vary (I recently wrote about about what I like in travel knitting projects) but I think it’s common to like projects that are small enough to throw in a bag, not too difficult but still provide some kind of interest for when you’re knitting in the car or on the beach.
Beach Days by Tracie Millar looks like a fun project to knit at the beach or for the beach. It uses three colors (though of course you could use more, or fewer) and combines stripes of color with different stitch patterns, but it’s a rectangle so you don’t have to worry about remembering to increase or decrease when you’re immersed in the pattern.
It’s also worked in fingering weight yarn so it will keep you knitting through the longest road trip.
The pattern is $5 on Ravelry.
[Photo: Tracie Millar.]