2015 GAL: Don Paolo by Megan-Anne Llama

2015 GAL: Don Paolo

Knitting
May 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m)
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The best thing about the Professor Layton games is the master of invention and disguise, Don Paolo. Paolo is an unrivaled scientist, and although we are meant to see Layton as his equal when it comes to invention, that never held up for me. Layton seemed a bit like the MacGyver to Paolo’s DaVinci. Paolo’s flying machine was awesome, and Layton’s looked like it could easily grace the pages of Regretsy.

Capable of disguising himself as literally anyone, from a little girl to a rotund elderly doctor. My favorite of his disguises is Dr. Schrader, and that is what I chose to feature on the square. In cannon, Paolo didn’t create most of the puzzles you must solve to beat the game, but he did make a few of them. While the real Schrader is incapacitated, Paolo disguises himself as the doctor and gives Layton the Medicine Time Puzzle. The “x” on the square is the solution to that puzzle, and by solving it the real Schrader will get the medicine he needs.