It’s finally one of my favorite times of year – West Knits Mystery Knit Along time! The first clue came out this morning. This will be my third year in a row participating, and I’m really looking forward to it. My first two came out amazing, and I can’t wait to dive into whatever complex and crazy thing Stephen has planned for us. The first clue already has no chill, it’s such classic Stephen West.
I was hoping to pull yarn from stash (last year I bought), but the requirements didn’t really allow me too. I usually only buy one skein of fingering weight yarn at a time (unless I have a sweater planned), and so because this shawl required two skeins of two colors, it was basically impossible. I probably could have pulled the “pop” color from stash, but I actually didn’t have too much solid/tonal to work with, and if I’m buying four skeins I might as well buy 5…
I’ve made a few projects with yarn from Moondrake Co yarn, so I decided to see if there was anything that would work for this. I decided to go with Blue Sage, Spruce, and Mauve from her fall collection. Life has been a little hectic, so I don’t have a photo of the yarns together, but you can see them circled in the photo below.
Spruce and Blue Sage (the dark and light blue respectively) will be MC and CC, and the Mauve will be the AC color pop. I love the slight teal tint to Spruce and and I think the pink is such a nice pop. I’m really looking forward to working with this yarn and having a nice cool graphic shawl. I wound the yarn this morning and started the endless cast on on the bus.
Are you making the shawl this year?