Are you ready for our annual Mystery Knit-along?
This year we have multiple yarn options, a shawl shape that is one of my personal favourites, and, as always, free step-by-step pattern tutorials and clue prizes to keep you motivated to cross that finish line!
When we run a mystery knit-along, we want to give you enough details so you can feel confident and excited to join in. The final shawl pattern will be a mystery, but you’ll feel pretty good about what’s going to be released.
If you’re unsure, you can have a look back at our previous mystery shawls from 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. And if you’re still wondering about joining a mystery knit-along, you can read my tips for joining an MKAL here.
We want you to enjoy your knitting time and have all the support you need to complete your shawl by the end of our MKAL.
Ready to find out more?
THE 2024 MYSTERY KNIT-ALONG SHAWL
I love narrow shawls. I get the pleasure of beautiful stitch and colour combinations but end up with a very wearable knit. Do you like to wear shawls cinched up around your neck? I do I love wearing them as a luxury scarf. This means that narrow, lightweight and long work really well for me.
I’ve got a feeling I’m not alone.
One of the most common questions I get is how to wear shawls. If they’re big, they’re more like a mini-blanket and are very warm but bulky. However, long and skinny shawls hit the sweet spot. Fun knitting and easy wearing.
What’s not to love?
I don’t want to give too much away for the 2024 Mystery Shawl Knit-along, but I will talk about the shape and colour combinations. The primary base for this shawl is a 4-ply yarn. This forms the backbone and then the laceweight yarn (fluffy or not) will create the accents. This shawl will work for a vast variety of yarn combinations. You can go with a subtle, soft contrast that relies on the yarn variations to show the stitch pattern or have a bold, bright contrast option that will really make the design pop.
And if you’d like to listen to my tips on picking colours for our 2024 Mystery Knit-along, the press play on this video:
During the mystery knit-along, each section of the pattern is a secret and released on the below schedule. As each new section is released, you’ll get the updated pattern details and tutorials for the released section.
All PDFs will be uploaded in your Teachable library under the resource section according to the schedule below. If you purchased the pattern on Stolen Stitches or Ravelry, I will also send you a pattern update with the next clue.
Note that the pattern needs to be purchased separately from the yarn kit.
- Yarn Kits on Sale: 25th January, 2024, 8pm Irish time (3pm EST) here (Link will not be live until this time.)
- Clue 1: 20th February, 2024–it all kicks off!
- Clue 2: 27th February, 2024.
- Clue 3: 5th March, 2024.
- Final Prize: 21st March, 2024–Raffle drawing for the grand prize from images posted on Knithub.
FREE VIDEO TUTORIALS
As a thank you for joining our mystery knit-along, you will get free access to our shawl workshop videos. These videos will remain yours to access forever. These are only available as part of the MKAL as a bonus, once the KAL is over, they will be made into a separate workshop and sold separately.
These tutorials work as a companion to the shawl, so if you need some extra help they will be ready waiting for you. Be warned that it will spoil the mystery, though!
MKAL 2024 KNITHUB COMMUNITY
The best part about a knit-along is always the chat that buzzes around our community. If you’d like to join us, we have a section dedicated to our MKAL and you’ll have a link in your purchase email. If you’d like to share on social media, you can use the hashtag #stolenstitchesMKAL24.
This 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!
GRIANCHLOCH PATTERN DETAILS
Width: 89” / 226 cm
Depth: 19.5” / 49.5 cm
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
19 sts and 36 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Garter Stitch & Stitch Pattern blocked
GRIANCHLOCH YARN DETAILS
For my first sample, I used 1 skein of Vivacious 4ply and 1 each of two Cabrito yarns for the contrast colours. Each of those skeins are 25g so that gave me the option of using 2 contrast colours. Some of our yarn kits have a single contrast colour, this is because they come in 50g skeins. Fortunately, the shawl works well with either one or two contrast colours!
MC: Fyberspates ‘Vivacious 4ply’ ‘ (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 399 yds / 365 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g);
Manos Del Uruguay ‘Cabrito’ (80% Kid Mohair, 20% Polyamide; 230 yds / 210 m per 0.88 oz / 25 g); colours: CC1: 1 skein, CC2: 1 skein
Approx. Yardage: MC: 399 yds / 365 m, C1: 175 yds / 160 m, C2: 157 yds / 143 m
HOW TO JOIN THE 2024 MYSTERY KNIT-ALONG (MKAL)
Click on THIS LINK at 8pm Irish Time on Thursday January 25th and you can nab the shawl pattern. This link will not be live until this time.
Kits can be purchased HERE after 8pm on Thursday January 25th.
Once you purchase, you will receive an email with all the information for this year’s mystery knit-along.
Will you be joining us this year?