I have achieved enough yarn to finish the coat (surely this is enough):
I have worked up a swatch:
And here is my gauge: 7 sts / 12 rows to 4 inches / 10cm.
I knit this with between 4 and 7 strands held together at any time on US size 15 / 10mm needles.
I like the result. The colours are slightly, but only slightly, less lurid than the pictures.
Please don’t feel you need to match my gauge as I plan to make the instructions adjustable for size and gauge.
A few notes on what I found working the swatch:
- The colours work better when the added colour is either lighter or darker than the main colour, having both darker and lighter strands together made it look odd.
- Any time you want to add another colour or strand you just hold it with your group. It’s not going to unravel as the other threads will hold it.
- When you need a thread to go through to the back, you can poke it through with your finger.