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.
I thought this pattern would be very complicated, but was happy to find it only took two skeins of yarn and didn’t involve complex stitch patterns or shaping.. The pattern is cleverly designed and quite straightforward, The designer takes full advantage of the marvelous Noro color combinations and the results are stunning. Thank you, Biscotte Yarns for offering this unusual pattern for free.
Thank you for the pattern, I have to put it on hold for the moment. Looks great!
I love the color changes !
Haven't used it yet. It's in my queue.
Saw my friend's project today, so I'm encouraged.
Beautiful shawl. Well written pattern