On the Shore
This beautiful patchwork blanket is featuring one of M.C. Escher´s great tessellations.
The animals are shaped by various stitch patterns and short rows. The tortoises, fish and ducks are completely charted out. So you need to be familiar with reading from a chart to work this blanket. The techniques used are explained in a detailed illustrated appendix. So don´t you worry. This pattern might look complicated, but it really is not. And each step is explained in the tutorials. This includes seaming as well as cutting/steeking.
After working the animals separately they are then sewn together and the edges are cut to produce straight edges. There is this miracle about this tessellation that there still won´t be any bodyparts of the animals wasted. Instead you will find that both sides as well as bottom and top can be joined to a tube. That tube will be cut length-wise, and voilà, the blanket is perfectly rectangular!
The sample was knit in Till Kampes. A substitute yarn is shown below.