It’s time for the annual Westknits MKAL (Mystery Knit A Long)! The MKAL is Stephen West's annual Mystery Shawl Knit Along and this year’s shawl is called is called Shawlography. Cast on the Shawlography mystery shawl on October 8 and knit together throughout the month of October as a section of the pattern is released each week until the final design is revealed. 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. 

Stephen says: "It’s important to have contrast amongst your colours in order to see the details and crisp lines in the fabric. Solid, semi-solid, and lightly speckled fingering weight yarns are all great options for this year’s shawl. Try to avoid using very busy variegated and highly speckled yarns for all of the colors. It’s okay to have some painterly splashes for some of your colours, but I recommend crisp clean contrast for this year’s shawl."

Yarn required: 5 colours of fingering weight yarn (100g or at least 347m of each colour)

To find out more about Shawlography and purchase the pattern, visit Ravelry here.

We have put together some beautiful kits using Scheepjes Whirlette, or come up with your own selection. 

  • 4ply / fingering 
  • 60% cotton, 40% acrylic
  • 455m / 498 yds per 100g ball
  • Needles: 3.5mm - 4mm / US 4 - 6
  • Gauge: 25 sts and 44 rows over 10cm on 3.5mm needles
  • Gentle machine wash up to 40% celsius. Warm iron. Dry flat.

The pattern is not included in this kit price.

Length 455m each
Weight 100g each
Brand Scheepjes
Shipping Dimensions W0.250m H0.100m L0.200m
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Cubic 0.005000000m3

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