It is made from a handspun sliver from Anna Gratton Ltd called Everglade, 29 micron Corriedale plyed with a fine commercial Merino. 3.5 hook.
Making use of an under used Pilates mat and way under used knitting machine weights to block the wrap on our sunny deck. I actually thought it was going to be too small and enquired of more sliver from Anna! More coming soon but slightly different colours.
I spun the singles by breaking off 15-20cm pieces of sliver, spreading them out flattish so the colours were seperated then spinning on the fold.
I wanted to break the rows of shell motif up by adding in the rows of treble blocks. Therein I met a problem with the graphs available on Pinterest. I finished the blocks but then couldn't get the shells to sit flat. I think I undid it at least 5 times before realising the problem was with the blocks and not the shells. I found a graph where one works the first row of pattern, the chains, and work the treble blocks into the chains. This gave a lighter appearance as well. Presto, it worked and I was inspired to finish it quickly.