This spring, join me for a knit-a-long full of BRIOCHE + MYSTERY!

What is a mystery knit-a-long (MKAL) you may ask?

Well, it means that lots of knitters knit the same pattern at the same time, sharing their progress and cheering each other on, without actually knowing what it is they’re knitting and how it will end up looking.
Why? Because it’s fun! 

How it works:

You will get some basic information before the start of the MKAL on May 21, so you can have all your materials ready to go, and you also get three pieces, and only three, of information on the project on the design:

  1. It’s a shawl.
  2. You need four colors of fingering weight yarn.
  3. The probability for brioche is 100%.

The pattern is split up into four parts, which will be released one week apart starting May 21 (see schedule below for details). 
If you’ve already purchased the pattern beforehand, you will get an automatic e-mail with a download link sent to you. 

You can get started right away as soon as each part is released, join in later, or wait until all parts have been released and you can see the full design; you don’t have to finish each part before the next is released! Please knit at your own pace and just enjoy the process! It’s supposed to be a fun communal knit-a-long, not a race to the blocking mat!

Required skills:

Basic knitting skills are required, but the pattern will be fully supported with video tutorials and I will host live Q&As, post tips and tricks, and answer questions when they arise, so you should be able to follow along, even if you are new to brioche knitting.

If you want to get some practice in, have a look at the Brioche Basix tutorial, or use the gauge swatch to get familiar with the technique.

Social aspect:

The social aspect of a knit-a-long is at least as important and the pattern. I want all knitters to be able to share their progress, ask questions (and get answers from me, the designer, and other knitters knitting along), and cheer each other on.

Please use the MKAL tag #SosuMKAL2021 on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) & and tag me #sosuknits@sosuknits!

With the lack of accessibility on Ravelry, I’m still looking for a good home for the social aspect of the MKAL, apart from traditional social media.
I will update you as soon as possible on this!

DOWNLOAD

Digital knitting pattern* (PDF) in English and German

Price: € 6.00

Purchase the pattern early to get the best discount:

  • 20% Early Bird Discount  with the code “SOSUBRIOCHEMYSTERY” until April 30, 2021!
  • 15% off with the Code “MKAL15” from May 1-9!
  • 10% off with the Code “MKAL10” from May 10-16!
  • 5% off with the Code “MKAL5” from May 17-23!

(Promotions end midnight on the last promotion day, CEST/Vienna time.)

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Purchase the pattern early to get the best discount:

  • 20% Early Bird Discount  with the code "SOSUBRIOCHEMYSTERY" until April 30, 2021!
  • 15% off with the Code "MKAL15" from May 1-9!
  • 10% off with the Code "MKAL10 from May 10-16!
  • 5% off with the Code "MKAL5" from May 17-23!

(Promotions end midnight on the last promotion day, CEST/Vienna time.)

The discount can only be applied in the cart, not via the "Buy Now" button!

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LoveCrafts

The MKAL will not be available on LoveCrafts, but the final full pattern will be available after the MKAL in June 2021.

*Purchase Information:

When you purchase the pattern before May 21, you will only receive a PDF with general information to help you pick colors for your project and get everything ready for the start of the MKAL.

A download link for the pattern itself will then be automatically sent to you when each part of the MKAL pattern is released.

When you purchase the pattern after May 21, you will receive immediate access to all parts of the pattern (including the initial general info) that have been released up to that date.

Please make sure you can access the e-mail address you use for purchasing the pattern!

MKAL schedule: 

  • Part 1: Friday, May 21
  • Part 2: Friday, May 28
  • Part 3: Friday, June 4
  • Part 4: Friday, June 11

DETAILS

More details can be found in the General Info document you receive after purchasing the pattern!

Yarn:

4 colors of fingering weight yarn  (ca. 366-400 m per 100 g)

Yardage:

366 m / 400 yds / 1 skein per color
1464 m / 1600 yds / 4 skeins in total

Gauge:

21 sts / 42 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in garter stitch
21 sts / 21 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in brioche stitch

Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished shawl and your yardage! 

Needles:

US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape); plus larger needle-size (e.g. US 7/4.5 mm) for bind-off;

While one set of circular needles with a long cable (at least 100 cm / 40″) is sufficient, a second set with a shorter cable (60-80 cm / 24-32″) or DPNs in the same needle size is recommended!

Notions:

tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

YARN KITS

Here you’ll find a list of yarn stores and/or dyers who offer Kits for the MKAL. I’ll be updating the list as new ones become available. (I’m not affiliated with any of these businesses, and will not benefit in any way from your purchase. I’m just supporting small indie businesses!)

Click on the names to get to the listings in the dyers/LYS’s online shop!

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