I thoroughly enjoyed Eleonora Tully’s recent Crochet Along, ‘Down by the Sea’
Her design uses a few new techniques which have been fun to try and I was inspired to make a few alterations.
I tried Eleonora’s way of representing the balustrades found at seaside resorts,
but they didn’t go with the dreamy quality of the ‘atmosphere’ of the blanket. Can a blanket have an atmosphere?
I wondered if they would look better in pastel colours, but after a couple of days of looking at it, I realised it was the pointiness of the zig-zags that didn’t sit happily in my version and so I changed them for the waves. I also added a picot on top of each ice creamdid two more stripes in the ‘parasols’ and added an extra row of granny stitches to each side to give the blanket a little more width. Ta Dah!
Made with Stylecraft Special Double Knit and various sized hooks.
8 Colours: Cream, white, toy, clematis, powder pink, duck egg, storm blue, lincoln