Shawlography MKAL Kit

Weight: 530.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Stephen West
Style: Shawl
Yarn Weight: 1: Fingering (7 sts/in)
Fiber: Baby Alpaca, Organic Merino
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by Stephen West

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)

Pattern Details

22 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch before blocking

Recommended Needles: 
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.