Germinate aka TTL Mystery Shawl 2013
Germinate is worked in three-colors from the top down. It has a shape similar to a half-pi, but is actually a half-octagon. This shape is created with 4 wedge shaped sections.
Choosing Yarns: This is a three color shawl. Solid or semi solid colors are best. This shawl has patterning that will be lost with heavily variegated yarns.
I used a sport weight yarn for my sample, but a fingering weight yarn will also work. Be sure to allow extra yarn for differences in yarn put up and gauge. The samples shown were knit in The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport (shades Medieval, Icey Audrey and Chlorophyll) and a selection of fingering-weight yarns.
This shawl is worked from the top edge down and out. It starts with a garter tab cast on, which is described in the pattern. There are also many excellent on-line tutorials and You Tube videos for this technique.
Skills Needed: Working flat, yarn over increases, decreases, picking up sts, binding off, blocking.
Both charts and written instructions are included.