A few months ago, I signed up for a Mystery Shawl Knit Along on Ravelry.
I’ve never made a shawl or participated in a knit along and I thought this would be fun. Something to keep me on track.
The knit along started on June 21 and every Friday another clue was released. 7 clues total. The idea was to knit each clue before the next one came out. Of course with summer in full swing, I did NOT keep up with it, but I tried. Really hard.
The pattern is called “the Summer of…”
I’m thinking of it as the summer of firsts for me. My first time to knit a shawl, my first mystery knit, first time for knitting with beads, first time for knitting lace. Lots of firsts and FUN!
I started with an inspiration board. Something to help me with my colors. (remember, I had NO IDEA what this was going to look like when it was finished. All I had was how much yarn and beads to buy.)
Yesterday, I finished and I’m so in love with my new shawl that I decided to share the journey with you.
And the finished shawl:
It was a lot of fun and her pattern was very well written and easy to follow. Even for the beginner like me!!
AND>>> just in case you’re interested, she’s hosting a FALL MYSTERY KNIT ALONG. I don’t know the start date yet, but if you are on Ravelry, you can check out the group here. I do know that it will be a shawl and based on her patterns – very well written and beautifully planned and designed.
Perhaps I’ll see you there? (I’m sheriberry02 on Ravelry)