Each year, designer Casapinka hosts a summer Mystery Knit-A-Long (MKAL) for a new shawl design, featuring her signature simple textured stitches and striking color play. This year’s MKAL is “hosted” by her cat, Sharon from Security, so expect a lot of fun and whimsy! Share the joy of watching the design develop with stitchers across the globe via virtual participation in Casapinka’s Ravelry forums, with fun surprises (past MKALs have included drink recipes and other treats.) You can read more of the details and purchase the pattern on Ravelry.
From the designer:
“The Sharon Show is an MKAL that was designed mostly by Sharon From Security, my cat and employee. If you have ANY inclination to being serious, or easily irritated by foolishness or cat knitting designers, please step away, and do not do this MKAL.”
The KAL starts August 7th and will run for six weeks, with a clue each week.
It is an advanced beginner project. The designers states “Do not expect anything too difficult and do expect a lot of Netflix knitting. Life is too stressful now for anything else. If this is your first MKAL, don’t worry! Go to the end of all of this and it’s explained more for you.”
Materials and our kits:
A Mystery Knit-A-Long is just that – a mystery! This year’s design uses four colors of fingering weight yarn with high contrast, and the final shawl will be rectangular. We’re excited to offer these kits from Manos del Uruguay so you can join the show!
You will need:
- One kit or 4 full skeins of fingering weight yarn
- US#4 and US#6 needles (no specifics yet, but we expect 24-36″ circular needles)
- A copy of the pattern
There are three kits to choose from – each on one of Manos del Uruguay’s luxury yarn bases:
The Alegria Kit: $119 (includes shipping)
A striking sunset-inspired palette on Alegria (75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide)
The Alma Kit: $127 (includes shipping)
Saturated summer colors in a beautiful bright palette on Alma (100% superwash merino)
The Fino Kit: $135 (includes shipping)
Rich earth tones shine on the Fino base (70% superwash merino, 30% silk)
Notes about the kits:
- These kits will be shipped directly to you from Manos del Uruguay
- CHOOSE IN STORE PICKUP at check out, as all kits will be shipped automatically, and shipping is already included in the price
- Pattern is not included in kit price. It is available to purchase on Ravelry.