I’ve been blown away by the beautiful colour combinations, yarn choices and stripe ideas that the Foolproof mystery knitalong has sparked. I’m thrilled to see such fantastic projects made when the construction was a mystery. I know there are a few days left for the MKAL to officially run, but there’s too much to share already.
I didn’t want to single out individual projects, since there are so many great ones. But what I do want to do is think about what kinds of combinations work so well for this pattern and show some great examples. So if your project isn’t here, please don’t be offended – I can only a show a few and I loved them all! This MKAL has been a real masterclass in stripe combinations, produced by you, the knitters.
copyright Jenastra 2013
Wish you could finish projects faster? Stash getting out of control? Solve your problems with the Instant Cowl.
Highly versatile, the Instant Cowl can be made in any weight of yarn you like – from summer cotton to winter wool. Wear it draped singly, or doubled up around your neck to keep chills at bay.
Suitable for any ability, knitters from beginners to advanced will enjoy making this pattern. Although this is a technically a knitting pattern, you will find that it is easily adapted for crochet. In fact, I’m so sure that you could make one in a day that I’m offering the chance to win prizes!
I know a cowl mystery knit-along is rare. This is rarer; it has no casting on and no binding off.
It’s made in rows but ends up all in one piece. There’s no knitting in the round, no sewing, no grafting, no provisional cast-on, no picking up stitches. Promise.
You can make it to your custom size without having to make a tension square. No kidding.
No purling, no knitting. Oh, wait, just joking about that last bit. There is knitting – it’s in garter stitch – with funky stripes and some easy intermediate increasing and decreasing required. It’s an intriguing construction; a real mystery.
I am not known for my crochet skills. So imagine my horror when a “mystery knitalong” I joined last year culminated in a “surprise” crochet edging. I had knit each “clue” really carefully because it was the first mystery (i.e you don’t know what you’re knitting) knit along I’d joined. My 4 weeks of beautiful lace knitting was now going to be edged with some dodgy beginners crochet. The hook size was a mystery too.