In supplement to the knitting pattern, you will need the following materials to knit the Octopus Garden shawl:
GAUGE :16 sts = 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
FINAL SIZE :
About the knitting pattern: The colour change is done every 2 rows (unless otherwise specified). When changing colour, do not cut the thread, leave it on standby at the beginning of the row and take it back two rows higher.
The waved strips are made with short rows based on the "German short row" method. ATTENTION: this technique is explained at the end of the document. I also found a very nice video tutorial by Mimi Kezer on Youtube that you can find HERE.
To lighten the text, there is no mention of slipping the markers when working with the waved strips: when you come across a marker, slip it in and continue as instructed.
Excellent pattern resulting in a lovely shawl
Have not gotten to the short rows yet...almost! Beautiful look alternating rows, easy knit!
Octopus Garden is a beautifully designed and written pattern. I can't wait to get started on it! I also appreciate that it was made available at no charge. Thank you.
slow but steady so far easy to follow instructions
I had so much fun knitting this project! I used Noro Ito #10 and #3. At first I questioned my wisdom in color choice thinking there was not enough contrast. The color gods were with me because as I knitted it became apparent that this was for my sister and only her. It turned out beautiful. I plan on making more with this pattern. I am considering making them for the women in my life with colors of their birthstones. Thank you for the wonderful pattern. I consider it my blank template to fuel my wild imagination.