He said it is the most colorful ever. The word colorful made me gone stash diving. The Mystery Knit Along (MKAL) by Stephen West was launched last friday. A friend bought me the pattern - and I do not say no to a gift. I simply had to try this.
I joined for the first time last year and knitted quite a special little shawl.
There is something about giving away the control and just knit something I cannot predict the outcome of. Colors, lines and holes just emerging by following the pattern.
|Apart from the green I had to wash all of the yarn...|
I am so excited to see where this is going. Stephen West have great patterns and he publish videos of techniques so I know what to do.
I really love the colors I found in my stash. The red and turquoise are Dream In Color, the orange is Koigu and the green is Madelinetosh. But, this must be said: Hand dyed yarn gives a lot of extra work.
I had to wash it before even begin the knitting because the colors are not set properly. And it bleed color so much.
This is why I mostly use ordinary wool - the quality of hand dyed merino yarn is simply not good enough. The only thing I really like about it are the colors. This is an attempt to use some of that stash. A colorful shawl is just fine for that.
There are still time to join up for this fun knit on Ravelry. Clue number two is on today - hit the needles and live a little.
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Dream In Color, Koigu, Madelinetosh
Pattern: Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2014
My Ravelry Page: Parrot Station
|This is the first clue finished. A lot of short rows with no W&T and just a lot of garter knitting. Really fun outcome.|