I have released the first piece of the pattern for the Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl Knit-along: the piece that has all the preliminary information you need for the KAL, including yarn and needle requirements, gauge info, instructions for knitting a swatch, and a tutorial on how to knit a nupp so if you are new to nupps you can try them out to see if you want to knit them into your shawl.
The pattern is available for $2.00 in my Ravelry store here. There is a general discussion thread about the project in my Ravelry group here, and a yarn discussion thread here. When the first actual piece of the pattern itself is released, I’ll start a spoiler thread where everyone can post photos of their works in progress.
On June 20 the pattern will be updated to include the instructions for knitting the first piece of it. You can purchase the pattern for $2.00 at any time during the KAL so you don’t have to buy it immediately, but on July 17, the price will go up to $5.00. As each piece of the pattern is released, I’ll update the pattern in Ravelry and everyone who has bought it will receive notification of the update so you can download each piece.
I went back to work yesterday after having been on leave for several days, so not much knitting took place. But I did manage a bit on my new sideways shawl yesterday evening:
Works can not adequately express how much I love this yarn. It is Tempted Yarns Luxe Grrl and as I mentioned in my last blog post, Stacy custom-dyed it for me. Because it is red I am having a hard time photographing it. The true color is deeper and richer. It is a dream to knit, too.
But tonight I plan to finish Gyllis because I got my extra skein in the mail today. Yay!
Right now, Lucy is resting up for the weekend!