Gaborone by Cindy Garland


August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Unblocked Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
460 - 1840 yards (421 - 1682 m)
5 Sizes: Half, 3/4 and Full Circle; in Small or Large
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“Women are the ones who knows what’s going on… Have you not heard of Agatha Christie?” Mma Ramotswe

Starting October 1st, we will begin our 4th Stunning Mystery Society Knit Along for 2018. As we knit our projects, we will discover Botswana, and the world of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

This will be a single-color shawl/throw created in a lovely, snuggly DK weight.

You will have the option of making three shapes: ½ circle, ¾ circle, or full circle (worked in the round); each in either small or large size.

Stunning String Studio has Gaborone Kits in your choice of over 160 colors, complete with stitch markers, the pattern and some extras. You can choose yours here.

The clues will be spread out over 8 weeks with simple, non-stressful sections released each week.

If you’ve never done a Mystery Knit Along before, you are in for a treat. Discovering the mystery along with your fellow knitters is the best.

The MKAL discussions will be in the Wild Prairie Knits group, so come and join us.

Pattern is fully written and charted. This pattern is knitCompanion® supported. What does that mean?

Skills Needed
Each clue will be fully written out and charted. The stitches used are basic, so it is a relaxing knit, but with enough detail to keep you interested. Basic knit increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk) are included, but anything beyond that will be explained.

Yarn Stunning String Studio:
Dynamic - 100% Superwash Merino, 230 yds (210 m), 100 g) or
Luxury DK - 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 230 yds (210 m)/100 g.
• Small Half Circle (24”x48”) 2 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 460 yds (421 m), 200g)
• Small 3/4 Circle (36”x48”) 3 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 690 yds (631 m), 300g)
• Small Full Circle (48”) 4 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 920 yds (841 m), 400g)
• Large Half Circle (34”x68”) 4 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 920 yds (841 m), 400g)
• Large 3/4 Circle (51”x68”) 6 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 1380 yds (1262 m), 600g)
• Large Full Circle (68”) 8 skeins, or any DK weight yarn, 1840 yds (1682 m), 800g)

Recommendations: Pattern was written for tonal and solid yarns. Not recommend for highly variegated or “busy” yarns.

Needles US 5 (3.75 mm) 40”-60” (100-150 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. Needles available here.