Island Retreat by Cindy Garland

Island Retreat

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 yards (777 m)
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Do you need some knitting time with your toes in the sand and drink in your hand?

On July 1st we will continue our year of Mystery travels in Tahiti and the Society Islands. As we explore this island paradise on our “virtual retreat” we will create a two color crescent shawl with some amazing lace, slipped stitches and optional beadwork all done on an exquisite cashmere blend fingering weight. We will be creating this exquisite shawl while we get to know all about island life, their history, people and food (and drinks).

And as with any great retreat, there will be lots of fun and prizes along the way.

Once again our friends at Stunning String Studio are offering limited “Island Retreat” MKAL yarn kits including yarn in your choice of over 80 amazing colors, beads and stitch markers.

Our lovely shawl is created from two contrasting colors of luscious fingering weight yarn. Beading is optional, but a great introduction to using beads.

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.

This pattern is knitCompanion® supported. What does that mean?

Skills: Each clue will be fully written out and charted. Basic knit increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk) are included, but anything beyond that will be explained in detail as we go along. We will be offering a good introduction to adding beads.

Yarn: Stunning String Studio, MC & CC: Luxury Fingering (80% Merino Superwash, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 435 yds (398 m), 100 grams); 1 skein each.

Or any fingering weight yarn, MC & CC: 435 yards (398 m) each. Recommendations: Pattern was written with highly contrasting solid/semi-solid colors in mind.

Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) 42” (107 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge.

Other Stitch Markers, Optional: 400 Seed Beads 6/0 and tool to apply beads, crochet hook, Super Floss or a beading tool. Note: Beads will sit on CC yarn.