Arya's Water Dancer Cowl by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Arya's Water Dancer Cowl

April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 - 400 yards (229 - 366 m)
One Size- 26" Neck Circ., 16" tall front, 18" tall back.
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This pattern is available for free.

Hello everyone and welcome to the Game of Thrones Mystery KAL! Our Downton Abbey MKAL was so popular that we couldn’t resist hosting another for the new season of one of our other favorite shows-- HBO’s Game of Thrones. Even if you haven’t watched the show, but enjoy the book series, you’ll love this KAL!

Here are some quick links for KAL participants:

-Gauge Info
-Clue #1
-Clue #2
-Clue #3
-Clue #4
-Clue #4 Tutorial
-Clue #5

If you are just joining us, please read below for the basic details, then check out the posts above.

Here is how it works:

-I will officially kick off the KAL on Sunday, March 24th with a post on the Jimmy Beans Wool Blog with your gauge info for swatching, some fun trivia, etc. (Just like with the Downton Abbey KAL)

-The 1st actual knitting clue of the Game of Thrones KAL will be released on the JBW Blog on Sunday, March 31st, the day that Season 3 of Game of Thrones premiers.

-Each clue will be released each week on Sunday morning (around 6 am PST) before the new episode of the show airs.

-This Mystery KAL will be presented in 4-6 clues and will wrap up before the final episode of the season.

-The project will use 2 skeins of the new Lorna’s Laces Haymarket yarn as listed above in the “Winter is Coming” color (Available only at on March 1st) created by Lorna’s and Jimmy Beans as an homage to Game of Thrones Season 3. If you prefer a superwash yarn or a different color, please feel free to use a different worsted weight yarn. Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted is a great superwash alternative.

-I will not be releasing gauge info prior to March 24th. However, I will release the needle size soon. I am finalizing the gauge this week but I can tell you it will either be a US 7 or 8- 24” circular needle.

-Because it is a Mystery KAL, I will not tell you what the item is that we will be knitting. However, I can tell you that it will NOT be Fingerless gloves this time, or anything you wear on your hands. It is an accessory and is inspired by a character from the show/books though more loosely than the Downton KAL.

-Please check out the JBW Ravelry Group for Pre-KAL Chat. I will post new threads for each new clue so that people can get plenty of knitting help once the KAL starts. Let’s create a fun KAL community on the group thread just like with the Downton KAL! Your fellow Ravelrers have tons of advice to offer and this creates the feeling of knitting with others that we are all here for in the KAL. :)

Of course, if you have questions, please feel free to private message me here or as Jimmy Beans Wool (I check both) or at my personal e-mail: kristen(at)jimmybeanswool(dot)com

I hope you’ll join us!!!

Happy knitting,