Autumn Dahlias: Clue Four Flows

Autumn Dahlias SweetGeorgia 2022 Mystery Knit-along

Welcome to Clue Four, dearest MKALers! Last week, we moved from increasing to decreasing along the edge of our shawl. This week, we’re going to settle in with stitches that are now familiar, but don’t think it’ll be boring. No siree! Even the most familiar can feel different with just one small tweak. Wink.

Aug 29 Clue Four Update: There was a teeny typo at the end of the Tweed Decrease One section. It should read “cut CC2” not “CC1.” 

Autumn Dahlias SweetGeorgia 2022 Mystery Knit-along

There aren’t any new tutorials this week, but if you need a refresher on any techniques, the School of SweetGeorgia has a full library of free knitting tutorials to help you out.

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

And then, just as summer wanes, we’ll reach the end of our Mystery Knit. So, take your time and find delight in every stitch this week. You never know where the colours will lead. Have fun knitting Clue Four.


About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick is a knitwear designer and writer raising a family just outside the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee. As the Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, her days (and heart) are filled to the brim with knitting, art, writing, editing, planning, and finding ways to put it all together. In the midst of that fibre-filled life, you'll find her living simply in the sweet spot where creativity, discovery, parenthood, and life intertwine.

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18 thoughts on “Autumn Dahlias: Clue Four Flows

  1. sherry.matthews says:

    I’ve just started clue 3, still trying hard to catch up, but I’ve had to rip out and repeat so many times I feel like I’m knitting at least 3 times.

    Not sure why but I keep ending up with more stitches than I should have, oh well… at least it isn’t a fitted garment.

    1. Ohhh! I hate when that happens – and that actually just happened with a sweater last month. Had to rip and redo the yoke 5 times!!
      Hang in there!

  2. Amanda says:

    I’m working thru the Tweed decrease 1. It has us working 2 rows in CC2, joining CC1 and working 2 rows, then cutting CC1 and continuing for 2 rows with CC2. At the end of the section, it then says to cut CC1 again. Are we really supposed to cut CC2?

    Also, might I suggest that we don’t need to cut the MC just to do the 4 rows of the Eyelet decrease? The MC is used right away again just after it.

    Thanks for any help,

    1. Ohhhh yes! That should say cut cc2. I’ll put out an update for that tomorrow am. And haha – totally right about the mc. I’ll add that in.

  3. Amy Fulmer says:

    Just a quick clarification on the Tweed decrease 1 section. Rows 3 and 5(RS) has us slipping stitches with the yarn in front. The previous tweed section were yarn in back. Are we really slipping wyif on the right sides? Thank you!


    1. Hi Amy, I just double-checked the previously clues and Rows 3 and 5 are all slip with yarn in front (they are supposed to be). Can you let me know where you saw the slip in back so I can make sure I didn’t miss something?

  4. Amy Fulmer says:

    Ugh…I was thinking the tweed section was the mosaic section. Ok, super embarrassed now! The pattern is correct and my brain needs a reboot! Thank you for your quick reply.

    1. I’m in the same boat; my brain has needed a reboot all week! Glad you got it figured out ❤️

  5. Amanda Cluxton says:

    Glad to help ;). The other Eyelet decrease could also mention that you don’t need to cut the yarn.

    So exciting to see my third-going-to-fourth color in my sock blank!!!

  6. Amanda Cluxton says:

    And I’ve finished!! No other issues, and the stitch counts lined up – phew!! :D

    My Tweed decrease section this time has much closer colors together, so looks much more “tweedy” to me ;)


    1. WOOT!!!! I hope you’re enjoying it!

  7. Amanda Cluxton says:

    Tabitha, I’m VERY MUCH enjoying this!! I’d love to see how the sock blanks are dyed to give such a smooth color transition :D


  8. Amanda Cluxton says:

    Tabitha, I’m VERY MUCH enjoying this!! I’d love to see how the sock blanks are dyed to give such a smooth color transition :D


  9. Sherry says:

    Okay I’ve frogged back to clue 2 again…. darn! I am going to watch the videos and try to figure out why I keep getting way more stitches than I should have in clue 3.

    I don’t think I’m going to be finishing on time for this MKAL, but I’ll keep trying. Wish me luck!

    1. Ohhh!! I’m not sure what section you’re in, but if it’s the Lace section, it *could* be that you’re missing a decrease that goes with its matching yarn over. What might help determine that is placing a stitch marker after every 8 stitch repeat section (where the * asterisk is). Then, you’ll know if you have more than 8 stitches there, it’ll be because of a missed decrease.
      For all increase sections, you’re only increasing 1 stitch on every WS row. For all decrease sections, you’re not going to work that inc at the end of the RS rows anymore.
      Keep on trucking!!

  10. Nana Matsuo says:

    I’ve also ripped out and working on the lace decrease now for what feels like the hundreth time. I’m always out on my stitch count. But, I’m now using stich markers and its making it way easier. Let’s hope this time it work.

    1. Glad you’re finding the stitch markers helpful. Fingers crossed for ya!

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