Finally the 2013 Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL has begun! I couldn’t wait any longer and I was so happy when, once finished to set up the tent in Cooktown, I turned on the computer to check my emails and there it was, the update for the pattern! Oh yeah!
In this first clue we are knitting with just two of the three yarn we need, color A and B. I’m using Skinny Bugga! by CY of course and my color A is my favorite color ever, Lion’s Mane Jellyfish, a wonderful mix of pinks, oranges, reds and purples which I’ve already used in the Traveller weight for the Grettir jumper. I seriously love this color: reds have been a favorite of mine in my youngest knitting period, then I switched for purples and after them for pinks (at the moment I’m in a very pink period and everything should be pink!) so Lion’s Mane is a color which represent me very much well. Anyway, back on track with the KAL. My color B is Skinny Bugga! in Moon Jelly, a lovely and subtle mix of gray, mauve and musk. It’s a great neutral color and it goes and match perfectly with a myriad of other colors – so I might need to buy more, just in case, ahahah! I really like my colors A and B and together are extremely nice and I can’t wait to see how the third color is involved in the creation of this shawl.
The shape of the shawl is pretty singular, a very steep triangle which I imagine will be the back middle section and from which longest sides two wings will appear, but who know what’s going to happen? With a Stephen West Mystery pattern you never know! :)