The yarn, donated by Haus of Yarn, is a thick-thin, variegated cotton that is smooth and not splitty at all. Sometimes cotton can get ornery that way, but the Patagonia worked great.
Catch a Mermaid" throw, because the colors reminded me of coral reefs and ocean waves, with maybe a little sand along the shore.
The thick yarn gives it a fishnet feel, and I thought the texture would work well with some lacy patterns. I didn't want to get bored, so I used three different stitch patterns.
The whole pattern is now available for sale in my Etsy shop; click on Catch a Mermaid.
The shells are not included in the pattern. They are not attached to the blanket. I could just imagine someone trying to figure out how to knit the shells in.
No, my friends, that is just my way of being all arty in my picture-taking. I have lots more pics on Etsy and in the written pattern itself.
Now I'm working up a scarf using the Fishnet Rib and some novelty ribbon yarn. It's a free pattern on my blog called Ribbon Rib Scarf.
As the (pirate) captainhook says, "Yarrr-n, me mateys!"