Philomena Shawl: Mystery KAL by Erineen Designs

Philomena Shawl: Mystery KAL

May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
One Size
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Whether you are traveling solo or with friends and family during the 2019 Maine Yarn Cruise, this mystery KAL was designed with you in mind. This oversized crescent shawl is an engaging project, perfect for any level of knitter. Whether you’re sipping a favorite drink, watching a movie as you cozy up a­fter your yarn adventure, or just sharing stories with your stitch circle friends, the Philomena Shawl can be your constant companion.

Each clue is a new adventure, just as each yarn store will be. By the time Labor Day arrives, you’ll have made new memories, bought lovely new yarns, and all the clues will have been revealed. It’s a shawl to keep you warm as the season fades and the days begin to cool--a souvenir that will remind you of summer days filled with yarn shop cruising, exploring Maine and, of course, knitting. I’ve named this the Philomena Shawl in honor of my mother—Catherine Philomena—who filled our summers with adventure.

This MKAL is part of the Maine Yarn Cruise 2019 but is also available for sale if you are not able to participate.

US 6 (4.0 mm), 40” (100 cm) circular needle or needles needed to get gauge

Yardage Needed:
3 skeins of at least 400 yds each(2 skeins of one color and 1 skein of a second color with a strong contrast)

Suggested Yarns: 
JaggerSpun KokadjoFingering Weight, 90% Superwash Wool/10% Mulberry Silk; 435 yds (400 m)/100 g

Malabrigo SockFingering Weight, 100% Superwash Wool; 435 yds (400 m)/100 g

Queensland Collection Llama LaceFingering Weight,
100% Pure Extrafine Baby Llama; 420 yds (383 m)/100 g

Ultra Wool Fine, Fingering Weight, 100% Superwash Wool; 400 yds (366 m)/100 g
or any fingering weight yarn of your choosing

Gauge: 20 sts/44 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in garter using US 6 (4.0 mm) needles or whatever size needle gives you the fabric you would like
Other Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle

Special Techniques:
• Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
• Increasing, decreasing (yo, k2tog, kyok)
• Working from charts  (written directions available)
• Lace

Clue Release Dates
Clue 1: May 24
Clue 2: June 15
Clue 3: July 13
Clue 4: August 10
Final Clue: August 31