Lily is named after my mother, I thought it was about time she had some recognition. Most of my previous blanket designs were named after my grandmother Bessie. Those of you who know me will know about Bessie, she was an inspiration to me. She died at the age of 94 and was still knitting and crocheting blankets up until the day she died. All her blankets were carried to the local Oxfam shop where she hoped they would be sent to war and famine torn countries. I like to think that somewhere in the world there are people who were indirectly comforted by my grandmother.
Lily was Bessie's daughter, she carried on the tradition and made crochet blankets. And I
would like to think that this design will also give people comfort indirectly from my mother Lily.
Lily is made with The Natural Dye Studio's Dazzle HT 4 ply/Sock yarn which is soft and warm and also has a brilliant stitch definition which makes it perfect for Lily.
This pattern is written in English crochet terms, it includes a translation for American terms.
I make pretty things exclusively using The Natural Dye Studio's luxury yarns.
The subtle plant dyed colours lend themselves to being mixed together in one big project.
I am fascinated by the gaps between the joined motifs, they often form a secondry
un-planned design that you will only discover after joining them.
I like suprises - :-)