Lately, all kinds of striped and multicolored shawl patterns have been popping up on Ravelry. It’s no wonder, since this is a great way to experiment with color without getting into more complicated knitting techniques. One designer known for his colorful shawls, Stephen West, is hosting the Westknits Mystery Shawl Knitalong: Earth & Sky. His innovative designs are fun to knit, so I immediately had to be a part of this. Intrigued?
The way this mystery KAL works is you receive weekly clues from the designer that guide you to the next part of the pattern (which you get a nice discount on through the end of August). You will be part of 1000+ Ravelers participating, so there is plenty of support along the way. To get started, you need three different colors in a fingering or sport weight yarn. Picking out colors can sometimes be the hard part of the project, but Mr. West dedicated the first pattern installment to color choices. Many of the yarns he likes for this pattern are available at the shop, and we are flush with new colors in these fabulous picks. You can go for a subtle, tonal effect with The Fibre Company Road to China Light, a dreamy and unbelievably soft yarn in an iridescent palette. For the more daring color lovers, see what you can create with Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock. With glowing hues like Del Ray and Georgetown, you are certain to have a shawl that stands out! Come by this weekend and have your fibre space™ Yarnistas help you put together color combinations!
Ready to sign on? It’s not too late — clue #1 will be released August 1st. Get the pattern here.