Designed by Aud Bergo, the Lofty Ambitions mystery knit is an asymmetrical triangular shawl featuring soothing garter stitch, chunky cables, and fun pops of color. The shawl’s design maximizes the effect of pairing the semi-solid Lanaloft Sport with a coordinated color of the variegated Lanaloft Hand Painted Sport, so aim for 2 colorways with some contrast and a little color overlap. The result is an ultra-wearable, versatile accessory.
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There will be 4 clues in total. Participants will receive the first clue by email on April 26. The following clues will then be issued on a weekly basis every Tuesday. Remember to share pictures of your progress and the finished shawl with the hashtag #BrownSheepSpringMKAL2022 to be eligible to win the prize, a $50 gift card for Brown Sheep Co!
Knitters must join the Mystery Knit-A-Long Group and post a photo of their finished Lanaloft shawl with the hashtag #BrownSheepSpringMKAL2022 to be eligible to win. Participants are encouraged to post photos of their finished shawl with #BrownSheepSpringMKAL2022 on Instagram and Facebook for additional entries!
MKAL Kit includes selected yarn and access to the Mystery Knit Along.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Lanaloft Sport by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 50g/145yds): 4 Skeins Main Color (MC) & 2 Skeins Contrasting Color (CC). To see even more in stock colors, click the link above. PRE-ORDER also available in all colors in the Brown Sheep Catalog. Please allow at least 7 business days for your pre-order to arrive at your location.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: unknown
YARDAGE: approximately 870 yds of sport weight yarn
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - color changes & cables
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm 32"+ circular needle & US 7 / 4.5mm 32"+ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Cable needle, Tapestry Needle, blocking pins/wires
GAUGE: 24 sts x 48 rows = 4" in garter stitch, blocked. 26 sts x 34 rows = 4" in cable stitch pattern, blocked
Images courtesy of Brown Sheep Co & Yarn Loop