Last Dance on the Beach Crochet-along - Week 9

Last weeks 'waffles' were so quick to make (and very addictive) I actually managed to finish all four of them within a few days and posted them on Instagram. I'd never tried the stitch before, and really enjoyed the simplicity. Have you noticed that whenever there's an 'easy' square, it's followed by something more challenging? If so, this week's motif will not come as a huge surprise. 

THE MOTIF: 

Today's pattern instalment includes lace elements as well as left- and right-leaning cables. It's one of the most intricate designs in this CAL, and I expected nothing less from this week's designer. 

THE DESIGNER: 

This square was designed by the incredibly talented and equally humble Dedri Uys - most famous for Sophie's Universe (currently over 4,000 projects on Ravelry!). I've mentioned Dedri numerous times on this blog - not only is she an inspiration to me (she has three children, a career as a radiotherapist at one of London's busiest hospitals and still manages so much creative output) but I am delighted to call her a personal friend who is kind and very funny. (Did you see that I recently taught her to knit socks with yarn she had dyed herself?)

Winding yarn on the 'naughty step' during our recent trip
Dedri blogs at Look at What I Made, where she also publishes her amazing free patterns and she has an online store at Wool Warehouse* - if you click through you'll find the kits to make many of her designs. UPDATE: Read Dedri's post about today's square here

THE PATTERN: 

- Download the PDF in English or Dutch here.
- Not sure you can do it alone? No worries -  Esther aka 'It's all in a nutshell' has produced some helpful videos which you can follow - find them here (in both languages and left- and right-handed). 
- If you want to post your pictures and questions for other CAL members, join in with the Facebook community in either the English or Dutch language. 
- The Instagram tags are #lastdanceonthebeach and #Scheepjescal2016 - use these when you post, so we can find your posts. 
- If you're coming late to this party, official Scheepjes yarn stockists in the UK are Wool Warehouse* and Deramores*. If you're not sure which of the recommended yarns you might prefer, find my comparison of Merino Soft and Colour Crafter here

UPDATE: Merino Soft is on offer at Deramores* at the time of writing.

I'll be seeing Dedri at the weekend (at BLOGTACULAR!), so I'm hoping I can complete at least one of the squares before then, so I can show her how much my crochet abilities have come on due to this CAL. I'm sure yours must have too! Be sure to come back next Wednesday for the next pattern instalment and the reveal of the next contributing designer and in the meantime, happy crocheting! 

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