MKAL Spring 2015

Are you ready for a new Mystery Knitalong?  question markThis time around, we’re going to be knitting a crescent-shaped shawl that calls for just 420 yards of fingering weight yarn.  That’s just one skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine or two skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi!

This knitalong will last 4 weeks and will be done just in time to throw around your shoulders for an evening walk on the beach.  Each clue that is delivered to your inbox features a different textured stitch pattern, for a total of 6 layers of beautiful knit, purl and lace stitches.  This is an advanced beginner pattern.  Sign up today!  First clue will be delivered May 19th.

Finished size: MKAL shawl diagram
Materials Required: approximately 420 yards of fingering weight yarn; US size 6, 32″ circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge; stitch markers.
Gauge: 28 sts x 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch
Know how to: Cast on, knit, purl, follow a basic pattern
You will learn: a garter tab cast-on; beginning lace techniques (don’t be afraid!); a (maybe) new texture stitch; some pattern-following techniques; how to read a chart (if you want, it’s optional).
Support: You can stop in for in-person help anytime.   Sign up buttonWe can also troubleshoot via email, so send an email or photo of anything that makes you nervous  We will include tips and links to resources to support you as you go.

Schedule: Sign up and purchase yarn by Monday, May 18.
First clue goes out Monday, May 18th, with each following clue arriving on the next 3 Mondays – 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8.

Let us know if you have any questions at all!


5 thoughts on “MKAL Spring 2015”

  1. Diane M from PA said:

    Signing up! I paypal-ed the money, but I’ll pick up the pattern and yarn when I come up later this month. Hmmm …maybehold me a cream colored yarn for it too?

  2. Want some cream Ultra Alpaca Fine? Do you want to be on the mail list, then, or get the clues in print? Yay!

  3. Hi Jen,
    Signed up late. Will pick up yarn this weekend. Yay!

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