Two for the price of one this week! As well as the published pattern by week 10 Scheepjes blogger Sarah Knight from www.craftsfromthecwtch.co.uk for the CAL Wink’s sister Tinca Slump has also designed a square whilst making the blanket along with the CAL community and shared it with us on the CAL facebook page 🙂 I have replaced one of week 10 and week 11 squares with her design, so I have completed 2 of Tincas shells and starfish design for each of my blankets stars and sea.
The colours for week 10 are Colourcrafter Urk (1304) a lovely icy blue for the sea blanket, and the beautiful dusky purple Seurat (637) in merino soft for the stars version.
For Tincas design and for Sarah’s design I used my usual 4.5 mm clover hook for the merino soft and 4.00mm clover hook for the Colourcrafter.
I liked the effect of mixing a little colour for the starfish and as the other faux knit stitch by Sarah represented rippling water over stones I used some different shades to represent this as well, I had not tried this faux knitting stitch before so this was my first effort, this was one of Wink’s favourite stitches so I felt I should definitely try and master this for a blanket inspired by her !