I’m excited announce my new Mystery KAL!
For those of you who are not familiar with the term, KAL stands for Knit-A-Long. Simply put, its a group of knitters who connect via the internet (or even face to face!) and knit together following the same pattern.
A Mystery KAL is one that keeps the final pattern a secret from the participants. Generally speaking there is a theme that serves to create a common bond between the crafters.
My theme is of course, Game of Thrones!
Now I can’t say much more, because that would ruin the game, but I can say that we will be knitting a top down, shawl with lace components.
I can tell you that the pattern is available on Ravelry. The 1st Clue will be released on April 24th to coincide with the airing of Season 6. This cue and all subsequent clues (following a week apart at 1st and then 2 weeks apart as the shawl progresses) will be sent to the purchasers via the Ravelry library in pdf form. At the end of the event, each will receive a complete pattern in one concise pdf.
KAL’s are loads of fun. There are forum chats, progress photos, spoiler alerts, and camaraderie. So if you knit – join us! You can find the pattern here: The Godswood of Winterfell.
And if you miss the party – don’t worry – the pattern will be available after the KAL is over. Just follow the same link.
I am using Madelinetosh Pashmina and Tosh Sock to knit up my samples. Tart red Pashmina, to represent the leaves of the Weirwood on one shawl,
and another knit in Silver Fox to represent the bark.
For my trial (testing out my pattern) I used some yarn that I dyed myself. The color isn’t quite right for the theme, but it’s pretty.
You may remember it from my earlier post. How to dye Mottled Yarn.
I’ll be posting this shawl in the projects pages on Ravelry too.