Ammonoid is the latest creation by Ursa Major Knits .
Here is what Crizzy writes:
Ammonoid is an intricate looking yet relatively easy to knit shawl made with two yarns.
It is fully reversible. You will need two contrasting yarns of the same weight: two solids, one solid or semi solid combined with a color gradient, or two color gradients that go well together as a pair but that are distinctive enough to make out the individual modules – all these combinations work well together.
You will need about twice as much yarn of Yarn B as of Yarn A. Simply start knitting and either knit until you run out of yarn or until you have reached the desired length. You can use any yarn weight you like as the gauge is not important.
The amount of yarn you need will of course depend on the tightness of your knitting and the weight of your yarn. The size will depend on the numer of modules you want to knit...
Ammonoid is a modular knit but there is no seaming involved as you will join all the modules as you go. You will find photo tutorials on all the necessary techniques for joining the modules.
The general principle is fairly easy and you won’t have to look at the instructions once you have knitted the first few modules. However all instructions are given in written and charted form in case you want to refer to them.
This makes Ammonoid a doable project for most knitters.
Yarn and Colorways
We did not put together the exact yarns that Crizzy used in her original. You can see our kit in the upper right-hand corner of the top photo and again below that.
We combined two fingering weight yarns, one a solid color and one gradiently dyed with long color runs.
The solid colorway (or almost solid) is from Kelbourne Woolens and is their new Camper. Of 100% wool, each skein has 200 yards (183m) per 50g. The colorway is Mulberry Heather and is an almost-solid which extremely subtle heathering. The color is very rich and a delicious dark wine.
From Schoppel, this is Zauberball Crazy. This is one of the yarns that Crizzy specifically recommends. Made up of 75% wool + 25% nylon, there are 459 yards (420 meters) per 100g ball. It is a marled two-ply yarn, each ply changing color gradually to give a most intriguing look.
This colorway is Fohnlage (which translates to Hair Dryer according to Google; I assume that is incorrect). Cool colors wiht blues and grays predominating; also some yellow and mauve (which is much lighter hue in the same overall family as the Mulberry and thus brings it all together really nicely).
Two balls of Zauberball Crazy + two of Camper will be in each kit, giving you 918 yards of color-changing yarn and 400 yards of the almost solid.
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.
I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Crizzy via her Ravelry web page. In that case, make sure the drop-down menu is set to "No Pattern Needed."
Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy of the pattern, then the "Pattern" drop-down menu should be set to that. It is 21 pages.
We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and I generally do that right before shipping the kit).