Depth Charge by Josh Ryks-Robinsky

Depth Charge

January 2016
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch with yarn held doubled
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
One Size
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Depth Charge is a BLAST of a shawl! Get ready to blast your winter away with a fun to knit shawl and some epic color combos!

The shawl features certain elements in certain combinations, and with certain shapes! It’s a mystery KAL, so you never know what you’ll get! Especially since it’s a Josh MKAL (TM pending… LOL!)

Starting on the 16th of January, you will receive a new piece of the pattern every Saturday until the mystery is revealed! Here’s the schedule for the clues:

Saturday Jan. 2nd - Friday 15th : Sign-ups for the MKAL run!
Saturday Jan. 16th : Clue 1 and the kick off!
Saturday Jan. 23rd: Clue 2!
Saturday Jan. 30th : Clue 3!
Saturday Feb. 6th : Clue 4!

You can also grab some pre-made kits from the 614KnitStudio and the Forbidden Woolery! Here are the three sets! You can grab them here from the website! You can also sign up for classes and join me for a MKAL Kick-Off party in PERSON! YES!!!

Here’s a link to the shop’s Class list to sign up! LINK

Here’s a link to the yarn kits! LINK!


  • Each clue will be automatically be sent to you via Ravelry and will appear as a pattern update. To download the latest update, simply update the pattern in your library!

  • Share in-progress photos on Ravelry, but please use the mystery thumbnail photo or a photo of your un-knit yarn as the first photo on your project page to keep the mystery alive for those that do not wish to see it!

  • Also, as a courtesy to me, I would ask that you refrain from posting a photo with the pattern instructions. It is just to protect my design and I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

  • A discussion thread will be started in the geoknittrix designs group on Ravelry ( for you to ask questions pertaining to the MKAL. There will also be a thread to post your in progress shots so you can share your project with everyone, chat with your fellow knitters, and see all those FAB projects as well!

  • Use #depthchargemkal and #geoknittrixdesigns for posts on Instagram and to share the excitement with others!

Size: One size!

Recommended yarn: Three colors of fingering weight yarn. See below for color advice!

Yardage: Colors A-C: 400 yards (365 m) of each color minimum! The design plans on using all (or most!) of the yarn!

Needles: One set of 32-40” (80-100 cm) circular needles in US size 9/ 5.5 mm.

Gauge: 4 sts to the inch in Garter Stitch with the yarn held doubled.

Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle

Yarn photos of yarn curtesy of Leann Ross of the Forbidden Woolery

Wedge J:

Row 19 (RS): k3, sl3 sts back to left needle twice, k2, k2togtbl, sl3 sts back to left needle until you have 6 sts left.

Break both strands of COLOR A, leaving a long enough tail to graft the remaining 6 sts of the I-Cord together.
Graft the 6 remaining sts and weave in all ends.