The first few times, the side panels were done according to the pattern, purling on RS. However, since the back section was done in stockinette stitch, it would look awkward at the side seams, so I amended the pattern to knit at the side panel areas (see below), which made more sense to me.
|Cannon Beach from Ecola State Park|
Recently, I learned that my childhood beach town, Cannon Beach, has a fully stocked yarn shop called, "Coastal Yarns".
They have many delightful yarns and supplies, just perfect for starting a new project after a long walk on the beach. What better inspiration than the coast, eh?