Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Unfortunately, I can’t create a mystery KAL with garments as it’s really important to know your size and how to modify it to fit. However, you can have so much fun with the mystery with a shawl! In fact, as a knitter, it probably gives you insight into the design process; I never know if a design will work until the final stages. It’s what I love (and hate!) about designing.
When I first started doing mystery shawls, the one part that was trickier than expected was dividing it into sections for each clue—creating a good ‘chunk’ of knitting that was balanced while also introducing something new in each section. This year I designed most of the shawl on my needles. I had a starting idea and then let the shawl develop as it wanted to.
I LOVE the finished shawl, the stitch pattern, the yarn combinations and the light airy feel.
In fact, we were having so much fun combining yarn that we just kept going with different combinations!
The end result is that we have 10 different kit combinations that combine 3 different yarns. Here you can explore high contrast yarns that play together to leave you with a patterned, delicate, airy shawl.
Please note: our kits will go live at 8 pm (Irish Time) on Sunday, 23rd of January.
Would you like to see some colour combinations?
Of course, you would!
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Yarn Ideas for your Quilted Feather Shawls
In terms of yarn pairings, the most important thing is to have high contrast between the two yarns. This will help the pattern stitch to ‘pop’ when you start working it. The MC is better slightly heavier; I’ve used either Blasta Light or Manos Del Uruguay Fino. For the CC, I’ve got a lighter, fluffier yarn; choices are Fyberspates Cumulus or Manos Del Uruguay Cabrito, which are both laceweight and fluffy. Perfect for that dreamy soft halo. Here’s a taste of some of our combinations:
The mystery knit-along will keep each section of the pattern a secret until it is released. After that, each new pattern section will be released on the schedule given below. At the same time, you will get the videos for the next part of the pattern.
All pdfs will be uploaded here in the resource section when they are released. If you purchased the pattern on Stolen Stitches or Ravelry, you would also be sent a pattern update with the next clue.
- Yarn Kits on Sale: 23rd January, 2022, 8pm Irish time (3pm EST) here (Link isn’t live until this time.)
- Clue 1: 24th February, 2022 – it all kicks off!
- Clue 2: 3rd March, 2022
- Clue 3: 10th March, 2022
- Final Prize: 24th March, 2022 – Raffle drawing for the grand prize from images posted on KnitHub & Facebook
Free Video Tutorials
One of the huge bonuses of taking part in the KAL is that in the presale pdf, you will get an access code for our Teachable video workshop. In addition, every time a new clue is released, we will also add a complete collection of videos that will work as a companion to the shawl if you want extra help. (Do be warned that it will spoil the mystery, though!!)
These videos will remain yours to access forever, BUT they are only available as part of the KAL as an extra bonus. After the KAL is over, they will be made into a separate workshop and sold separately. It’s our little thank you for signing up early!
Chat with our Community
The best part about a KAL is always the chat and community. Come join in with other knitters on KnitHub chat here. If you’d like to share on social media, you can use the hashtag #stolenstitchesMKAL22. That way, I can always find you and share your progress. Don’t give away too many spoilers, though, until the clue is finished. We would like to keep the surprise for people for as many people as possible as we all knit at a different pace.
Width: 62” / 157.5 cm
Depth: 27” / 68.5 cm
MC: Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta Light’ (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 470 yds / 430 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); Farraige; 1 skein.
CC: Fyberspates ‘Cumulus’ (74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk; 164 yds / 150 m per 0.88 oz / 25 g); Rust (902); 3 skeins.
MC: Manos Del Uruguay ‘Fino’ (70% Extra Fine Merino, 30% Silk; 490 yds / 450 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); Corsage; 1 skein.
CC: Fyberspates ‘Cumulus’ (74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk; 164 yds / 150 m per 0.88 oz / 25 g); Aubergine (922); 3 skeins.
MC: Manos Del Uruguay ‘Fino’ (70% Extra Fine Merino, 30% Silk; 490 yds / 450 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); Admiral (SF432); 1 skein.
CC: Manos Del Uruguay ‘Cabrito’ (80% Kid Mohair, 20% Polyamide; 230 yds / 210 m per 0.88 oz / 25 g); Butternut (R9699); 2 skeins.
Approx Yardage: 466 yds /426 m for MC and 426 yds / 410 m for CC
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 40” / 100 cm long
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
Crochet hook (similar size to needle) if crochet cast-on used, waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle.
24 sts and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in St St blocked with MC 24 sts and 54 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Quilted Pattern blocked
Where To Buy
And that’s everything you need to know about our upcoming MKAL. Are you as excited as we are? Drop a comment and tell us what colour combination you would choose for your Quilted Feather Shawl.