Carolina Waves MKAL by Tabetha Hedrick

Carolina Waves MKAL

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1915 - 2000 yards (1751 - 1829 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for C$8.50 CAD buy it now

There’s a sense of peace that comes when you’re standing at the edge of where the ocean touches the sand. Toes curling into the fine grains, I can’t help but stare mesmerized at the flow that churns bits of shell around my ankles. Under the glow of the sun, bright hues of peach and custard, pinks and blues blend, erasing lines into a shimmering illusion. Time both speeds up and stills. But, we’ll try to capture a moment within that bliss for our next Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL)!

Use the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns and #sgymkal when sharing online so that we can celebrate your progress. In fact, you every time you do, you’re entered into a drawing for a Prize Giveaway! All photos tagged with #sgymkal on Instagram or School of SweetGeorgia Community forum are eligible. Entry date closes Oct 22, 2019, 11:59pm PST.

If you’re eager for a pre-made colour set, be sure to check out the options we have HERE: https://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/product-tag/carolina-waves/

KEY DATES
6 weekly clues will be released on the following dates:
Clue 1: August 27
Clue 2: September 3
Clue 3: September 10
Clue 4: September 17
Clue 5: September 24
Clue 6: October 1
Each clue will be sent out as a “Pattern Update” and will need to be downloaded from your Ravelry library. You will need to click the “update pattern” button and refresh your browser for the update to take effect.
The final, full pattern will release October 22.

PURCHASE
Carolina Waves MKAL Pattern is available as a pre-sale on Ravelry at the discounted early-bird price of $6 CAD. No coupon code is needed, but you only have until Tuesday, August 26 to snag it at that price.
The final shawl will be revealed and available on all store platforms October 22 for the full retail price of $8.50 CAD and sent out as a final pattern update to all knit-alongers.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Simply purchasing the Carolina Waves MKAL Pattern on Ravelry automatically signs you up and ensures you’ll receive the pattern clue updates in your Ravelry Library.
To really join in, though, and get the full experience of fun and camaraderie in this MKAL, join us on the School of SweetGeorgia Community Discussion Forum (free to join) and the SweetGeorgia Blog for all the announcements, chat, tutorials, and spoiler threads.

SHAPE
a sideways asymmetrical triangle.
Note: It’s a nice, big, wrappable shawl.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
Knitters need to know how to work knits, purls, yarn overs, k2tog, ssk, kfb, wrap & turn, working flat, binding off, picking up stitches, and measuring gauge. The pattern features a couple of different stitch patterns, including lace, but is heavily focused on garter stitch.

YARN
5 different colour skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (425 yd / 389 m total; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).
Changes in gauge will change the amount of yarn used, so remember this in your planning and work a gauge swatch.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles, 32” (80 cm)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct blocked gauge.
Yarn needle

GAUGE
22 sts and 48 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, UNBLOCKED and UNSTRETCHED in suggested yarn
19 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, stretched aggressively, blocked, and then relaxed
Note that gauge is not crucial, but will affect required yardage and finished size.