Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Odyssey Shawl

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
675 yards (617 m)
One size: 76¾" (192 cm) from side to side and 18¾” (47 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point (after blocking).
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Odyssey is a way for me to give back to the knitting community.
You can download it for free, forever, but it is not a free pattern…
The making of this pattern was paid by all of you, knitters, as a community. By supporting me and my family, you are allowing me to do a job I love and I am giving that love back.
And by supporting I don’t only mean ‘buying my patterns’. Support also comes from all the love you send me with your messages. I couldn’t do it without you.
Therefore, because you are a member of this community, this is a pattern from me to all of you.

I started the design of this shawl during a trip to Canada, inspired by the green colors of the landscape. It was the perfect easy project to keep me company on a trip that turned out to be quite an adventure!
Today, I am again traveling with my family and we feel so blessed and so grateful that we want to send something to all of you, so here’s this Odyssey for you to knit and enjoy.

Odyssey is a crescent shaped shawl in 3 colors of medium-weight yarn. Medium weight means DK, or worsted, or even Aran! The good news is that you knit it up super fast.
Each color section ends with a lace band that features striking big eyelets and wavy texture.
It works with MANY yarn weights, and with ANY yarn! You don’t need to buy any special yarn for this design. Check your stash and see what inspires you! Or ask us if you need advise choosing super luxurious budget friendly yarns.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx. 76¾“ (192 cm) from side to side and 18¾” (47 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point (after blocking).

MATERIALS
I used 3 skeins of Tosh Merino DK by Madelinetosh (100% superwash merino; 225 yards 206 m/100g) or you can use approx. 675 yards (618 m) of DK weight yarn in 3 colors (1 skein of each).
I used colors: 1) Cactus (Darkest green)
2) Joshua Tree (Green)
3) Pelican (Gray)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm) needles.
Other notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, a split ring st marker, blocking pins or wires.

GAUGE
13 st and 26 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 8 (5 mm) needles after blocking.