Mysteries, She wrote

SOSU mystery KAL 2017

The “Mysteries, She Wrote” shawl was originally published as the sosu mystery KAL 2017. The pattern name is, of course, a reference to my all time favorite fictional mystery writer.

This graphic pattern features syncopated brioche triangles, garter stitch stripes and a contrasting short-row border in seed stitch. The result is an asymmetrical shawl that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Use colors with high contrast for a super graphic result, or less contrast to achieve a more subtle effect. Color A and B are the main colors of the shawl, Color A is the contrast color used for the border.
How colors interact in the different textures is mysterious and wondrous and it almost feels like painting with yarn.

You can see lots of shawls on Instagram at the hashtag #sosuMKAL2017.

The pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners and experienced knitters alike.
All special techniques in the pattern (two-color brioche, short-rows) are explained in detail, including with a video tutorial.

SOSU mystery KAL 2017


Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German
Price: € 6.00

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You can download the full pattern version, or each of the four clues of the MKAL as separate file.


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Yarn: 3 colors of fingering weight yarn

Yarn Recommendation: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, 100% Merino, single ply, 366 m / 400 yards per 100 g
Shown in colors Paisley Nouveau (A), Rust (B) and Aimèe’s Lipstick (C).

The La Bien Aimée Yarn Kits that were put together for the MKAL will give you some ideas on which colors to combine for the pattern.

Yardage: 1098 m / 1200 yards in total

  • Color A: 366 m / 400 yards
  • Color B: 366 m / 400 yards
  • Color C: 366 m / 400 yards

You will need almost the full skein of each color!

Shown in:

Gauge: 20 sts / 38 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch (relaxed after blocking)
Gauge ist not critical but it will influence the size of your finished shawl and your yardage! A tighter gauge will result in a smaller shawl using less yardage, a looser gauge will result in a larger shawl using more yardage and you will run the risk of running out of yarn.

Needles: US 6/4.0 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape)
Optional: Second set of circular needles or spare cable for interchangeables, DPNs

Notions: tapestry needle, 16 stitch markers, 1 removable stitch marker, waste yarn (optional)



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