Stephen's Description: It’s MKAL season! The MKAL is my annual Mystery Shawl Knit Along and this year’s shawl is called Shawlography. We will cast on the Shawlography mystery shawl on October 8 and knit together throughout the month of October as I release a section of the pattern each week until the final design is revealed. The Mystery Shawl is a complete surprise, so when you sign up by purchasing the pattern, you just know what types of yarn and needles you need along with color recommendations. Then, I will entertain you with a beautiful show-stopping shawl as we start knitting in October.
Choosing Colors: Following Stephen's instructions we have assembled 7 color sets that all include light, medium and dark color values (value is defined as the relative lightness or darkness of a color) in order to give you the necessary contrast to make all of your westknits elements stand out as Stephen intended.
Clue 1 - Friday, October 8: Join Stephen at 6:30pm Amsterdam time for a virtual cast on party hosted on Instagram LIVE @westknits.
Clue 2 - Friday, October 15
Clue 3 - Friday, October 22
Clue 4 - Friday, October 29
- Yarn: Balayage by Pascuali⎟80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Organic Extrafine Merino⎟fingering⎟190 yds⎟50g
- Yarn A - 2 balls
- Yarn B - 2 balls
- Yarn C - 2 balls
- Yarn D - 2 balls
- Yarn E - 2 balls
Optional Pattern Add-on (via Ravelry)
22 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch before blocking
US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 47″ / 120cm length or size needed to obtain gauge. A 40” / 100cm length will also be okay, but Stephen recommends longer needles so you can spread out the fabric more and admire your work as you knit.