Daphne Ann

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Something special is coming. It looks like I'm about $710 short of my $2300 goal for the Komen 3-Day for the Cure. And if I don't make my goal (or pay the difference) I don't get to walk. So... October is Breast Cancer Month, right? The first week of October we'll be having a Boobie Blitz! So watch this space. WARNING: If you are not done with the Daphne Ann Mystery Shawl and want to be surprised, don't read this post!

Doing the mystery shawl was so much fun. I mean a crazy amount of fun. I have an amazing tech editor, and the folks who participated were just wonderful. I know some folks are still plugging along, but we got some fabulous finished objects out of it!

I will definitely be doing this again. But the next one will be on a grander scale. For this time around we only used one skein of Dream In Color Baby - 700 yards to 100g. It's really kind of a light fingering as opposed to a true laceweight in my opinion.

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The shawl is composed of five clues which have now been compiled into a single pattern. The cool thing is that all the discussion and help is still available on Ravelry in the PicnicKnits group.

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Each clue is comprised of about 130 yards of knitting - so you can easily knit up a clue in a weekend! The shaping of this shawl makes it sit easily on your shoulders and each clue flows smoothly into the next without the tier effect you sometimes see in mystery shawls.

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Oh and the name! I nearly forgot. The shawl is named after a character on Scooby Doo. Because while I was brainstorming for mystery shawl ideas I kept thinking of Mystery Incorporated and Scooby Doo. Those who know me well know I have a small to major obsession with all things Scooby. So the Daphne Ann shawl was named for Daphne Blake and the purple/pink colorway reflects her fashion sensibilities!

Needles: Size 6 needles (4 mm)

Yarn: Dream In Color Baby - Punky Fuchsia Colorway - 700 yards to 100g

Gauge: 15 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette

Notes: Worked from the neck down – offered in written and charted format

The Daphne Ann Shawl on Ravelry $6.00 USD