Here is a warm shawl that you will love to wear this fall! An original design by Louise Robert with the beautiful Noro Ito yarn. Pattern is free: compliments of Biscotte Yarns ♥
Just like listening to a Beatles album, knitting Noro yarns always makes me happy! I thought that this shawl could be my "Octopus's Garden" and as in the song that bears that name, It will make me "warm, below the storm, in my little hideaway beneath the waves"- Louise
In supplement to the knitting pattern, you will need the following materials to knit the Octopus Garden shawl:
- 2 balls of Noro Ito in assorted colours. (Sample used col. 21 and col. 13). Any color can be A and the other will be B.
- Needles of 5.5 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge).
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
GAUGE : 16 sts = 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
FINAL SIZE :
- Lenght (from one tip to the other): 162 cm (64 inches)
- Height (measured in the deepest part) : 50 cm (20 inches)
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.
NOTE: This pattern is available in a PDF format. Simply add this pattern to your cart and follow every steps to complete a $0 order. A link to download the pattern will be provided on the final screen of the order and you will also get it by email. Enjoy!!
Might just be the next shawl I make.
I love this pattern and have just started it. Can't wait to see the finished product!