Mysterious Knitting

I've been wanting to do another Mystery Knit-A-Long for a good long time and finally we are gonna do it! I'm obsessed with all things beach so I decided to do a beach themed mystery shawl knit-a-long. But first I needed the perfect beach themed yarn. placeholder

Dirty Water Dyeworks makes amazingly beautiful yarns. Like when she said yes to going in with me on this knit-a-long I had a really hard time choosing which of her beautiful yarn bases to work with. And then once I chose the Lillian base, a squishy 100% super wash merino, I had to pick colors - and there are a ton of gorgeous colors to choose from!

I started with the blue which is called Beach Bum. That is what I want to be when I grow up. For serious! The plan after I get the boys through school is to figure out a way to live within walking distance of the beach. That way I can knit there whenever I want without a 40 minute drive!

And then Stephanie helped me choose the perfect yarn to go with it - the Wheat colorway - which has lovely tones that remind me of the different colors of sand when it is wet and dry. Stephanie also put together some other fabulous color combinations, but you can pick any two lovely colors you want! And if you put "MysteryKAL" in the notes to seller field when you order she will take 10% off!

March Sky / Moon Shadow

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Lavender / Purple Potion

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Pumice / From the Bog

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Wheat / Gooseberry

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Piglet / Cocoa

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Mountain Mist / Fairy Dust

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So get your yarn and your size 6 needles ready to go - the very first clue will come out on Thursday, June 11th. You can pre-order the pattern now for a discounted price. The price will steadily increase until it reaches the normal $6 price point when the first clue goes live.

The pre-order sheet provides information on all the supplies you need for the knit-a-long, plus a gauge swatch so you can warm up those needles! This knit-a-long is perfect for what I call adventurous beginners - you know all the basics and aren't afraid to learn a few new stitches. And any stitches that are a bit out of the ordinary will be supported with tutorials right here on the blog!

So head on over to Ravelry and get your pre-order on, and then visit us in the PicnicKnits Group to join in on the knit-a-long fun!