Well, I can do a little Samba, but I cannot speak nor read Portuguese. I do know that Penguin is Pingouin, though, and I do know how to read a symbol chart. I am so glad I can because . . .
Blusa Queen is a beautiful pattern from this Brasilian website. I started this last week, and it is going well.
For those of you who might want to give this one a try, I have some observations:
- Try using a larger hook and if necessary thicker yarn if you need a larger size.
- Begin with the round motifs, joining them as you go.
- After you have the strip of connected round motifs, begin the filler mesh, and then do the pineapples.
- Part 2 begins with 2 dc, ch 1 across the last row of the pineapples. There should be a total of 288 stitches, including turning chain. 36 stitches evenly over each circle motif below.
I’ll share more observations later, if I have any.