Saturday, September 3, 2011

Westknits Mystery Shawl

I bought the Westknits Mystery Shawl : Earth and Sky pattern on Ravelry in late July. This was my first mystery pattern purchase and I absolutely love how it turned out.

So the whole idea behind this is: buy the shawl pattern and an email will come every Monday in August with a link to the next clue, so by the end of the month you'll have knit a complete shawl.

I chose to use yarn that I had in my stash already (a goal of mine for the next 6 months). I chose Quince and Company's Tern yarn in a lovely brown and blue called Barnacle and Boothbay, and the rest of a skein of Noro Sock that I bought to finish the Sweet Jazz Scarf.

Here is Week 1 - Clue 1...

Week 2 - Clue 2

Week 3 - Clue 3

I waited until clue 4 was out before I finished clue 3 so there isn't a picture.

Week 4 - Clue 4

This shawl blocked out great! I ended up knitting the medium size and the Option 2 edging to end the shawl.

I had moments knitting this when I thought I didn't like it but now that it's done, I find myself drawn to the bold colours and shapes. It's really soft and warm! Here are a few FO shots taken during a super hot afternoon last week!

So would I do another mystery shawl?

Short answer...Yes.

It was fun!


  1. you are so adorable in your shawl. i love your color choices, too.

    susan b anderson (your biggest fan!)

  2. Great shawl! You're such a pro w/color combos.

  3. Love, love, love! It was fun KAL with you!! :)


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