The Conanicut Brag Rag© design salutes that historic and lovely Rhode Island community and nexus for Narragansett Bay.

Viewed from space or seen on a NOAA chart, Conanicut Island is the nexus of Narragansett Bay. It connects Rhode Island’s western mainland with the largest of the Narragansett islands, Aquidneck (Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth).

Conanicut Island is also the incorporated town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.

The “Rhode Island” series of Spirit Knits by BelleAire Press honors Marie Fladvad Cottrell, a Norwegian immigrant who married into a Newport mercantile family in 1895, who taught her daughters and granddaughter to knit as her Mor in Norway had taught her, even as she launched a Newport business enterprise and became a Suffragette.

Marie and her family vacationed on Conanicut/Jamestown for many years from the late Twenties. Her husband, Charles Cottrell, died there in 1923.

Marie’s fascinating story is now available as an ePublication, Flavors of the Fjords.

The Conanicut design also honors the Jamestown Historical Society whose dedicated volunteers have contributed so significantly to the community’s spirit and quality of life.

Body of “Conanicut”© is approximately 8 inches wide by 9 inches long. The letters are knitted in a panel of stockinette stitch.  Knit with 100% Cotton yarn (114 yards/ 60 grams), Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn.

All Spirit Knit designs and patterns:

  • Are easy to knit.
  • Include complete knitting directions–two-color or one color–provided.
  • Offer yarn and materials suggestions.
  • Provide optional color swatches.
  • Provide color-coded knitting chart.
  • Include hyperlinks to additional resources.
  • Arrive as downloadable e-PDFs for convenience in viewing and/or printing hard copy.
  • Your ePDF is scaled to optimize viewing of contents (especially the design chart) on iPADs and similar display devices.


An original Faith Connors Brag Rag© design highlighting Conanicut Island and the town of Jamestown, RI.