Announcing the May Day Mystery Knit-A-Long!

You may remember around this time last year we introduced our first mystery knit-a-long, the Meadowsweet Shawl, to coincide with the release of our then-new yarn, Meadow. We were so impressed by all the knitters that participated in our first MKAL and the stunning success of Meadow, and we’re excited to announce our second mystery knit-a-long!

Like last year, the May Day Mystery Knit-A-Long will use one skein The Fibre Company Meadow. A blend of merino, baby llama, silk and linen, this shawl will be perfect for summertime knitting. 

The pattern will be available for purchase for $4.50 through Ravelry beginning today, May 1. Please purchase the pattern before May 10th to receive the initial swatch instructions. 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 (Kelbourne Woolens Mystery Knit-A-Long). To make it fun for everyone, please post spoiler alerts in our SPOILER ALERT thread if posting project pictures before the next clue is released!

Here is a list of featured Meadow stockists who have elected to participate in the knit-a-long, and are ready for your Mystery Knit-A-Long needs!*

Earth Faire, Online
Dyed in the Wool, Pittsburgh, PA
Find Your Stash, Castle Rock, CO
Firefly Fibers, Beaver Dam, WI
For Yarn’s Sake, Beaverton, OR
Hillsborough Yarn Shop, Hillsborough, OR
Knit New Haven, New Haven, CT
KnitWit Yarn Shop, Portland, ME
Stash, Corvallis, OR
Tangled Yarns, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The Tinsmith’s Wife, Comfort, TX
Three Bags Full, Northbrook, IL
Tolt Yarn and Wool, Carnation, WA
Woolworks, Baltimore, MD
Woven Art, East Lansing, MI
The Yarn Attic, Online
The Yarnery, Saint Paul, MN
Yarn Cupboard, Jamesville, NY

To find a Fibre Company stockist in your area, click here.

The pattern will be updated every Saturday as follows, not including Memorial Day Weekend (we all need a little respite now and then, yes?):
• May 10th: Tutorial on measuring gauge in a lace pattern, tips and tricks on knitting lace from charts,  and swatching instructions. Clue A directions.
• May 17th: Info about common shawl shapes and how they are created. Clue B directions.
• May 31th: Tips and tricks on how to properly “read” lace and how pairing decreases and increased creates different visual results. Clue C directions.
• June 7th: Information on the difference between “lace knitting” “knitted lace” and how to work lace on the WS rows. Clue D directions.
• June 14th: How to make smooth transitions between lace patterns and different methods for adding texture into lace. Clue E directions.
• June 21th: Edgings! A few different ways edgings are created. How to work this MKAL’s edging and finishing instructions. Clue F directions.  Bonus Content: How to properly block lace shawls for optimum shape and visual effect. Update of full pattern in a single PDF.

At the close of the MKAL all participants will receive a final formatted single pdf of the whole pattern.

*If you are a Fibre Company stockist and would like to be listed as a featured Meadow MKAL stockist here and in our Ravelry groups, please give us a call at 484.368.3666 or shoot us an email at info {at} kelbournewoolens {dot} com!

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