It's that MKAL time of the year. The MKAL is Stephen West's famous yearly Mystery Shawl Knit-a-long, and this year is sure to be a stunner. This year's Mystery Shawl is called Shawlography and you can guarantee is will be steeped in Stephen's bold and fun designs.
What's a Mystery Knit-a-long?
A Knit Along (KAL) is when a group a knitters choose to knit the same pattern at the same time, posting regular progress photos to Instagram or Ravelry. It's a fun way for knitters to build community and share their joy of knitting with others.
So, a Mystery Knit-a-long is a fantastically fun and engaging knitting adventure into the unknown. The pattern designer or KAL organiser breaks a pattern down into a series of sections or clues. These clues are then sent out to participants over the span of a few weeks, allowing participants to knit a surprise. The fun part about a Mystery KAL is that no one knows the final design until the last section of the pattern has been released.
This year throughout October, Stephen will release sections of the Shawlography shawl pattern every week for everyone to knit-a-long and knit together, with the final section being released on 29th October.
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 colour recommendations.
What do I need & What's in the Shawlography Kit?
Every Shawlography kit from Woollen Wytch will include all the Yarn you will need to complete your shawl. As an added bonus, this year each kit will include a randomly selected Stitch marker.
This year's Shawl is knitted using 5 x 100g Skeins of Fingering weight yarn. In addition to your yarn and purchasing the pattern (separately) you will need 3.5mm circular needles, on darning needle and one stitch marker.
This particular kit will contain 5 x 100g skeins of my Merino Sock base in the following colours:
Merino Sock Fibre Content: 75% Merino 25% Nylon
SHAWLOGRAPHY MKAL SCHEDULE
Clue 1 - Friday, October 8
Clue 2 - Friday, October 15
Clue 3 - Friday, October 22
Clue 4 - Friday, October 29
Please note - this is currently dyed to order; I'll dye it within a day or two of your order, and ship it once it's dry - I estimate a week's lead time between you ordering and shipment, depending on the day of the week you order on (I don't work weekends usually). All efforts will be made at my end to get this to you before the cast on date of 8th October. Please do bear in mind if you are an international customer, it will take a bit longer to make its way to you.