Thank you for joining the Lorel-Eyes Binge MKAL!
I would like to thank Jimmy Beans Wool and Lorna’s Laces for giving me the opportunity to design a Mystery Knit-a-Long in the JBW Lorna’s Limited Edition color for November ’16. The color, called Lorel-Eyes, is a speckled assortment of blues, splattered against a soft grey. When knit up, the result is spectacular, especially when knit up with a contrasting color, which this shawl does.
Worked in three sections, this shawl will be a definite head turner, and all you need is two skeins of fingering or sock yarn, so if you have two skeins in your stash you’ve been dying to use, now’s your chance! If you can’t make up your mind, let me tempt you with the kits below. Each one has the Lorel-Eyes colorway, dyed exclusively for Jimmy Beans Wool, as well as a contrasting color. For the original sample, I used the Pewter colorway. Other colors chosen by the team are Berry, Blackberry, Denim, and Island Blue.
Kits for the Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition color, Lorel-Eyes, are back in stock at Jimmy Beans Wool! Order one here in your desired colorway!
The three clues will be released over three days:
Clue One: November 25th
Clue Two: November 26th
Clue Three: November 27th
The entire pattern and photos will be released in the last half of December (date TBA). Post your work on social media using the tags #loreleyesmkal and #renegadeknitwear!
Two skeins of fingering or sock yarn of at least 430 yards are required. Color A will be your Lorel-Eyes color (sample used 340 yards), and Color B will be the Pewter colorway, or the contrasting color (sample used 365 yards. If you decide to use different colors, I suggest that Color A be fair game. Multis, speckled, tonals, solids… anything goes! For Color B, I recommend contrasting single-color solids or tonals. This way, certain stitches will show up better than on multicolored yarns.
NEEDLES AND GAUGE:
The project uses US 4 circular needles at least 40” long. Gauge was not truly critical for this project, as
there were leftovers of this yarn. However, if you are a loose knitter, don’t use anything above a US 4.
The approximate gauge for this project is 24 stitches and 34 rows over 4” after blocking.