The Meadow Mystery pattern is a triangular shawl which increases at four points beginning at the back neck. The instructions will be both charted and written out for clues. Each clue will include a description of how the motif changes so that it flows seamlessly from one segment to the next. These excerpts are a special bonus to KAL participants based on a day long class we teach on designing your own lace motifs. These excerpts will not be available in the final pattern!
The pattern will be available for purchase for $3.50 through Ravelry beginning Saturday June 1st. Please purchase the pattern before June 15th to receive the initial swatch instructions and including yarn requirements. All pattern clues will be sent to your Ravelry inbox. Participant updates and spoiler alerts can also be posted on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or as comments on our blog, and tagged #KWMKAL (which stands for Kelbourne Woolens Mystery Knit-A-Long). Please post spoiler alerts in our SPOILER ALERT thread if posting project pictures before the next clue is released!
Here is a list of current Meadow stockists, many of whom are also offering Meadow online or for order via telephone. Hopefully there's one near you! To view the most current list please head here.
Anacapa Fine Yarns, Ventura CA A Verb for Keeping Warm, Oakland CA Blazing Needles, Salt Lake City UT The Blue Pearl, Madison NJ Cast Away, Santa Rose CA Cast on Cottage, Roswell GA Cornwall Yarn Shop, Cornwall NY Dyed in the Wool, Pittsburgh PA Earth Faire, Newfoundland NJ Fancy Tiger, Denver CO Fibre Space, Alexandria VA Forever Yarn, Doylestown PA Hidden River Yarn, Philadelphia PA Knit a Bit, Westfield NJ Knit New Haven, New Haven CT Knit Wit, Portland ME The Knitter’s Edge, Bethlehem PA The Knitting Patch, Altamonte Springs, FL Loop, Philadelphia PA Loop London, London England Love 2 Knit, East Greenwich RI My Sister Knits, Fort Collins CO Patricia’s YarnsPearl Fiber Arts, Portland OR Rosie’s Yarn Cellar, Philadelphia PA Webs, Northampton MA Wisp, Granville OH Woolbearers, Mt. Holly, NJ Wooly Monmouth, Monmouth NJ The Woolpack, Acton MA Yarn Cupboard, Jamesville NY Zigo Zago, Victoria Australia
Many of our stockists will also be hosting in store knit nights for KAL participants! Stay tuned to our Ravelry group for a list of local yarn stores you can join in the fun with!
At the close of the KAL all participants will receive a final formatted pdf of the pattern at no additional charge. The pattern will be updated every Saturday as follows:
Saturday June 1st: Initial instructions, tutorial on measuring gauge in a lace pattern and swatching instructions will be emailed to all who purchased the pattern by this date. Also included will be a list of stockists who carry the yarn and will be participating in the KAL!
Saturday June 15th: Cast on, how to read a lace chart, chart key, set up and initial instructions.
Saturday June 22nd: Expanding the motif. This week includes an in depth look at motifs and repeats in lace knitting.
Saturday June 29th: Modifying and lengthening the motif. How to modify a lace design.
Saturday July 6th: Motif simplification. Learn to isolate and create simple repeats from your designs. A discussion of lace knitting “flow.”
Saturday July 13th: Part 5, Choose your own adventure! A simple or complex edging pattern of your choice. Both options available ONLY in the KAL!
Saturday July 20th: Final pdfs will be emailed to all participants! The final pattern will be available for sale for $6 to nonparticipants, and available wholesale to Kelbourne Woolens + Fibre Company stockists.
Sunday July 21st: Join us in a Ravelry chat at 9 pm EST! Put the kids to bed and grab a glass of wine or cuppa tea and share your knitting adventures!