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Are you ready for a new MKAL?

There’s a sense of peace that comes when you’re standing at the edge of where the ocean touches the sand. Toes curling into the fine grains, I can’t help but stare mesmerized at the flow that churns bits of shell around my ankles. Under the glow of the sun, bright hues of peach and custard, pinks and blues blend, erasing lines into a shimmering illusion. Time both speeds up and stills. But, we’ll try to capture a moment within that bliss for our next Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL)!

Key Dates

6 weekly clues will be released on the following dates:
Clue 1: August 27
Clue 2: September 3
Clue 3: September 10
Clue 4: September 17
Clue 5: September 24
Clue 6: October 1
For SweetGeorgia Yarns website purchased patterns, the clues will be sent via email.
For Ravelry purchased patterns, each clue will be sent as a “Pattern Update” and will need to be downloaded from your Ravelry library. You will need to click the “update pattern” button and refresh your browser for the update to take effect.
The final, full pattern will release October 22.

Purchase

Carolina Waves MKAL Pattern is available as a pre-sale at the discounted early-bird price of $6 CAD. No coupon code is needed, but you only have until Tuesday, August 26 to snag it at that price.

The final shawl will be revealed on October 22 for the full retail price of $8.50 CAD and sent out as a final pattern update to all knit-alongers.

How Do I Sign Up?

Simply purchasing the Carolina Waves MKAL Pattern on Ravelry or the SweetGeorgia Yarns website automatically signs you up and ensures you’ll receive the pattern clue updates.
To really join in, though, and get the full experience of fun and camaraderie in this MKAL, join us on the School of SweetGeorgia Community Discussion Forum (free to join) and the SweetGeorgia Blog for all the announcements, chat, tutorials, and spoiler threads.

Shape

a sideways asymmetrical triangle.
Note: It’s a nice, big, wrappable shawl.

Skill Level

Intermediate
Knitters need to know how to work knits, purls, yarn overs, k2tog, ssk, kfb, wrap & turn, working flat, binding off, picking up stitches, and measuring gauge. The pattern features a couple of different stitch patterns, including lace, but is heavily focused on garter stitch.

Yarn

5 different colour skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (425 yd / 389 m total; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).
Changes in gauge will change the amount of yarn used, so remember this in your planning and work a gauge swatch.
We have some beautiful colour sets all ready to go!

Needles & Notions

Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles, 32” (80 cm)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct blocked gauge.
Yarn needle

Gauge

22 sts and 48 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, UNBLOCKED and UNSTRETCHED in suggested yarn
19 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, stretched aggressively, blocked, and then relaxed
Note that gauge is not crucial, but will affect required yardage and finished size.

Choosing Colours

This large shawl is worked sideways in five colours. The original sample uses very similar colours for a subtle transition between the stitch patterns – almost a monochromatic gradient, but you can easily go bold or bright. You might prefer to stick with colours of the same tone and different saturations (such as a light, medium, and dark blue) for a monochromatic feel or colours that contrast each other greatly for a bold experiment. You might also think in terms of shades next to each other on the colour wheel.
Suggestion: You might like to choose the lightest colour for MC and the boldest / darkest colour for CC1.
The pattern sample was knit in Gold Coast.

Social Media + Sharing

Use the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns and #sgymkal when sharing with the community so that everyone can share in your progress.
Help out the other knitters participating by keeping your work-in-progress photos quiet, such as using one of the graphics found on this page for your main project page photo or as the first image on your Instagram shares.
We are so thrilled that you have joined in. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @sweetgeorgia and Facebook. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@sweetgeorgiayarns.com.

 

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About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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