It might be obvious to some but the pattern repeat is worked as many times necessary to complete the row. For example, on second time working chart pattern, repeat will be done twice on each side of center stitch.
Safety pin is placed at end of wrong side row as a reminder that the last two stitches are knit and not purl to maintain garter edge.
Eveyln mentioned to me that there are no swallowtails in the pattern; they're all floral. Apparently Interweave changed the name.
I dressed the shawl using dressing wires and stretched it out by attaching it to a metal bookcase using clips and some yarn.
It was started during a long flight from Europe and finished two weeks later. Makes a very good vacation project since only one ball of yarn is needed.
Knitting Adjustments/Notes: First check out the corrections to this pattern on Cat's website, because there are some major corrections. Note that the correction for round 4 essentially changes the row numbers in the directions until row 25. So round 9 should be 5, 10 should be 6, 21 should be 17, 11 should be 18.
I knitted this scarf using the suggested size 9 needles and didn't work a swatch before starting. Luckily, I ended up with a scarf almost the same size as mentioned in the corrections (40" circumference and 11" wide). I later looked closer to the gauge listed in the pattern which says, 20 sts = 4" on size 9 needles. That's seems odd since the gauge shown on the yarn label is 4 sts = 1" on size 7 needles. So, I don't think the pattern lists the right gauge.
Comments: Once I found the corrections to the pattern and practiced Cat's method of casting on for several hours, the project went quite fast. Although, knitting a moebius in this fashioned proved to be a bit more awkward than knitting a simple tube in the round since the bend in the circumference tends to bunch up the stitches. Frequently I would have to stop and shift stitches around.
I love this yarn's very unique color affect. The knitted fabric displays flecks of colors that highlight the base colors without pooling in clumps like some other space dyed yarns. At some point in the future, I'd like to try duplicating this yarn with my spinning wheel. I keep dreaming about a handspun sweater made with yarn like this.