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Mystic Delight

Knitting
May 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 yards (732 m)
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Mystic Delight was originally published as a mystery knitalong (Mystic KAL).

Mystic Delight is a whimsical shawl, designed with bright and happy colors in mind.

I selected the colors on a dark and gray winter day, when I really just needed some color to cheer me up, and Tanis Fiber Arts’ orange blossom and poppy colorways fit the bill perfectly. The final look of the shawl is greatly influenced by the colors chosen—bright combinations make it look cheerful, but it can become a classic, elegant shawl if you choose more conservative colors such as cream and charcoal.

This is the first Mystic shawl to use multiple colors in the design. Each section of the body is different but complementary, to add some variety to the knitting. There is a diamond pattern that goes from solid to nupps to lacy holes. It’s easily memorizable, and a fairly relaxing knit.

The knitting finishes with an intricate lace border that uses common lace stitches, twisted stitches, and separation between increases and decreases to create shifts in the fabric.

The original sample uses
1 skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label in orange blossom
and
1 skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label in poppy

Errata: Row 152 and row 156: first and last stitch should be k