ABOUT THE MYSTERY KNIT-ALONG
Sunrise at the edge of the harbour, with foamy waves lulling us into meditation, is an inspiration of light, sound, and colour. Rippling water dazzles with prismatic hues and the horizon is illuminating with long striations of sea-touched clouds. Every minute seems to reveal a new sense of wonder and we are called to push off from the docks into the world of adventure and discovery. Speaking of revelations and being called, it’s time for another SweetGeorgia Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL)! We’re excited that our Designer in Residence, Ruth Nguyen, is the creative mind behind the pattern this year!
Quiet Bay is worked with three colours, using one skein of CashLuxe Spark and two skeins of Tough Love Sock. The total yardage used is 1270 yds of fingering-weight yarn.
The original sample uses contrasting colours in order to distinguish a variety of stitch patterns. The results are playful and soft. You can aim for variation in either the tones or the shades of your colour scheme.
We’ve put together six special colour palettes to help take out some of the guesswork for you. They are all available as yarn sets HERE! (Note: pattern is not included in the purchase of a yarn set.) The pattern sample was knit in Charlottetown.
Knitters will be using these techniques: knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, ssk, ssp, working flat, slipped stitch, Japanese short rows (with video tutorials available), changing colours, measuring gauge, and following a pattern with changing stitch counts. There will be a unique increase used (called incto6) with clear instructions and a video tutorial, as well.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE MKAL?
Simply purchasing the Quiet Bay MKAL Pattern automatically ensures you’ll receive every clue update, as well as the full pattern once it is launched.
All the fun and camaraderie of the MKAL will take place at the School of SweetGeorgia MKAL Forum Group where we’ll have spoiler and chat threads, tutorials, and announcements. If you are not yet an SOS member, access to this chat group is free here. Note: If you are already subscribed as an All-Access member at the School of SweetGeorgia, you do not need to join using the above link – you can sign in as usual using your SOS login.
The SweetGeorgia Blog will also feature announcements and tutorial links.