SOSU mystery KAL 2017

SOSU mystery KAL 2017The first ever sosu mystery shawl knit-a-long is about all my favorite knitterly things!

It’s about textures and construction, about changing direction, about painting with wonderfully soft hand-dyed yarn, about falling in love with all the colors. And it’s about sharing the process, the experience, the highs and lows with other knitters in this fiber community of ours!
Sharing the excitement of not knowing where this journey will lead us is a big part of the fun.

Please use the forum in my Ravelry Group to post your color choice and your progress, to cheer each other on, to ask questions and help others out!

The pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners and experienced knitters alike. If there is a special technique in the pattern, it will be explained in detail. You can also find help in the group – a KAL is a great place to try out new things!

Before the start of the MKAL you will only get basic information on the pattern, including tips on choosing yarn and colors.

The first part of the pattern (Clue 1) will be released on May 5 and each week a new part of the pattern will be revealed. There are 4 clues in total.
With the release of Clue 4, the full pattern will be available – not before!



MKAL Schedule:
Clue 1: May 5
Clue 2: May 12
Clue 3: May 19
Clue 4: May 26

Use #sosuMKAL2017 to share your project on Instagram.


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

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!
Tips for stash busting will be included, if you want to knit from stash.

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.

Needles: US 6/4.0 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape)
I recommend using different cable lengths throughout the pattern, as stitch counts will vary greatly! You can find more information on this in the basic information sheet you can download after purchasing the pattern.

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