Autumn Dahlias: Clue Five Endings

Autumn Dahlias SweetGeorgia 2022 Mystery Knit-along

Well, my friends, here we are. Clue Five and the very last week of our Autumn Dahlias Mystery Knit-Along.

Summer fades into the cool brush of wind across the fading petals, but not without one last burst of colour with some late dahlia blooms. One more chance to delight amidst the yellow leaves just falling. Similarly, Clue Five has its own pop of texture and colour before you’re done. And at the end, I hope you walk away with a fun, personal, cozy shawl to be proud of.

August 30, 2022: Clue Five updated to Version 1.01 – The updated version adds a missing “Join CC1” at the beginning of Final Garter Decrease. 

August 30, 2022: Clue Five updated to Version 1.1 – The updated version corrects Row 29 in both the chart and written instructions. The chart was missing the s2kp and then it should read k5 after the s2kp (not k6). 

Autumn Dahlias SweetGeorgia 2022 Mystery Knit-along

I have one last tutorial to help you near the end of Clue Five: Knitting Tutorial—Picot Bind Off.

Remember to take your time and relish the connection each stitch brings. That connection is the best part of an MKAL. We’ve been in this together from Day One, which means you carry everyone’s heart in the work of your shawl to carry you through the season ahead.

Come join us on the SweetGeorgia Blog with your thoughts—you can also share links to your Ravelry page! For School Members, you can share your progress with the other students in the Autumn Dahlias MKAL Group. And for our Instagram-er friends, tag us in your shares so we can ogle your colours (#sweetgeorgiaMKAL and #sweetgeorgiayarns are great hashtags to use).

Oh, and look for the whole Autumn Dahlias pattern to be sent out on September 13!

Thank you SO much for knitting along with us, for sharing your lessons and progress, and for all the joy and laughter you brought to our days.

Happy knitting, my friends.


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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17 thoughts on “Autumn Dahlias: Clue Five Endings

  1. Amanda Cluxton says:

    Thanks for the last Clue!! I was worried when the site was down this morning ;). Can you remind me of the amounts of yarn used in each color? I’m getting nervous I won’t have enough of CC2…


    1. Oh man! We were all on pins and needles trying to get the site fixed. haha!

      On average between the testers and I, we used:
      MC – 80-95g, CC1 – 75-93g, and CC2 – 84-105g

      CC2 uses the most, so you should be running low by this point. If you do run out, I’d just recommend switching to one of the other colours for where CC2 is called for. :)

  2. Robin says:

    On row 7 “twice” is written after the brackets. What does the “repeat twice” refer to in this row?
    Thank you

    1. Ohhh! Looks like my chart maker was being silly – the stitches in the brackets are a total of 10 sts, and so in order to make it be a 20 st rep, it added the twice around the brackets. It’s not an error (technically), but I should have caught it and removed it. So, long story short, you can ignore it completely and I’ll delete that “twice” when I get a chance to update the clue later on. Sorry for that confusion!

  3. Sherry says:

    Thanks for the last clue, I jad to start over this week at clue 1, so am way behind. Looking forward to completing it in a few weeks. Cantwait to see everyone’s posts to see how it turns out.

    1. You’re welcome and take your time! We aren’t going anywhere. Grin.

  4. sherry.matthews says:

    Awesome Tabetha, I’m good at stranded colour work, but lace I have not done much of, so this is a genuine learning experience. I look forward to gaining some extra skills through this and it won’t be the last MKAL I participate in. It’s been a bit frustrating for me, but fun at the same time. So happy to see everyone’s progress!

    1. Ahh! Yes, learning new skills always seems to be that frustrating-fun conundrum. Ha! And I’m TERRIBLE at colorwork!

  5. Amanda Cluxton says:

    Hi again! I love watching the colours play thru this shawl!!

    Do you happen to have a guesstimate of how much yarn would be needed for the picked-up, picot edging? I’m down to the final section of this clue, using CC1. While I’ve still a way to go before the pickup begins, I’m curious :D


    1. Hmmmm… that is NOT one of the things I thought to record. Doh! So sorry about that!

  6. Amanda Cluxton says:

    Oh this is a bummer. Well I’ve thought of a way to possibly solve the ‘not quite enough left over’ problem. What do you think of using one color to pickup the edge sts, then using another to do the picot bind off? I’ve weighed my leftovers:


    1. Amanda Cluxton says:

      Here’s the link to my nearly-finished, whopper-of-a-shawl ❤️


    2. Amanda Cluxton says:

      Just a note for those worried about their leftover yarn.

      I’m halfway thru the picot bind off, using the remains of my CC2. I began with 16g, picked up the 298 sts, knit a row, and now that I’ve finished half the BO, I have 8g left. This should be just enough to finish


  7. Amanda Cluxton says:

    I’ve finished!! I was left with 3g of my CC2 at the very end ❤️


    1. FABULOUS job!!!! You did a beautiful job.

  8. Amanda Cluxton says:

    Thanks very much!! I can’t wait for the next one!

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