Lisa K.Ross

Brighten Up

Weight: 200.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Style: Cowl
Yarn Weight: Sport (5.75-6.5)
Fiber: Merino
Fiber: Cashmere
Fiber: Camel
Fiber: Silk
Yarn Brand: Crave Yarn
Color Set: None Selected (required)

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As the dark days of winter blossom into spring, it’s time to Brighten Up! This mystery cowl is the perfect
transitional piece for your wardrobe-- a light layer that will add color and flair to any outfit! If Lisa K. Ross' mystery wraps have intrigued you, but you’ve been looking for something faster or easier, this is the MKAL for you! 

Although Lisa designed the cowl in a different yarn, we selected Crave Yarn Caravan for our kit.  Caravan is a light sport weight and will meet the gauge for this project.


  • Yarn: Crave Yarn's Caravan (Sport; 70% Extrafine Merino 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel, 10% Mulberry Silk)
    • Color 1: 85 yds.
    • Color 2: 175 yds.
    • Color 3: 175 yds.
    • Color 4: 85 yds
    • Color 5: 85 yds
  • Optional Needle Add-on: ChiaoGoo Circular Bamboo Fixed Needles in size suggested in pattern.

NOTE: Brighten UP MKAL pattern is available for direct purchase on Ravelry through Lisa who is offering a discount between now and 21 February 2022. 

Use code HAPPYDANCE on RAVELRY for 60% OFF through February 10 (EST)! After the introductory promo, the same code is good for 30% OFF through February 21 (EST)!


We'll ship Brighten Up orders on two dates so you are sure to have your kit in time.  The first ship date is February 16th and the second ship date is February 23rd.  Of course we'll ship any orders received after those dates. We just can't promise they'll arrive before the MKAL kits

Mystery Knit Along begins March 2, 2022 and runs through April 13, 2022. 


This bandana-style cowl is unlike any you’ve knit before. It’s full of bite-sized clues filled with stitches that are easy to work, though the unique construction will keep you guessing about what surprises are coming next. The design was created to highlight five colors of solid or semi-solid yarn that gradually transition from dark to light.

Suggested Needles
US 4 (3.5mm) needles, or as required to meet gauge: 40”/100cm circular (or similar length) AND double-pointed or preferred needles for small circumference knitting (NOTE: scrap yarn or a spare set of needles will also be used for putting stitches on hold)

Gauge (Blocked)
22 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after blocking (NOTE: Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished dimensions and yardage)