Magpie Mystery KAL by Laura Nelkin

Magpie Mystery KAL

December 2013
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in st st, blocked on "main" needle (Size 5)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 yards (686 m)
One Size, that's a MYSTERY!
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This was our Jan 2014 Mystery KAL!

Magpie can be a scarf, a shawl OR a shrug… you choose! Magpie is worked from the center out in two mirrored mitered triangles. The triangles are then “built out” on each side to create the arms. Of course Magpie can be worked without beads and it will still be stunning!

There are videos made just for the KAL to help you along, and an active thread in my group on Ravelry so that you have lots of support and FUN while you are knitting.

I am currently working on a new design that uses this construction, but is a bit simpler (and doesn’t have beads!)… what?

You will need approx. 750 yards of light fingering weight yarn
500 yards Col MC- main color, I used a solid color
250 yards Col CC- contrasting color, I used a variegated color

Yarn I Used: Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Esopus; (100% superwash merino; 500 yd 457 m/ 113 g)

US Size 5 3.75 mm 24 inch circular needle (Clues #1, 2, 3 & 4; this is the main needle size)
US Size 3 3.25 mm 40 inch circular needle or two sizes smaller than needed to obtain gauge (Clue #5)
1 US Size 6 4 mm double pointed needle, or one size larger than needed to obtain gauge (Clue #5)
Note: using lace needles will be VERY helpful.

Approx. 5 yards Smooth Scrap Yarn, Colors A and B (Clues #1 & 2)
3.75mm Crochet Hook (Clue #1)
Removable Stitch Marker (Clue #1)
Tapestry needle

Approx. 40 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads (Clues 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Choose a bead color that coordinates with your Contrast Color (CC) yarn, and POPS against your Main Color (MC) yarn.
Dental floss threader or large eye beading needle (for threading beads onto yarn)