The Halfman's Mantle by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
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The Halfman's Mantle

Knitting
March 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
300 - 360 yards (274 - 329 m)
S/M & M/L
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This pattern is part of my HUGE Buy 2, Get 1 Free Pattern sale from now through the end of 2016! Add 3 of my patterns to your cart, and the price of one will be automatically deducted when you checkout!

Hello, and welcome to the Game of Thrones Mystery Knit-A-Long 2015! This year’s MKAL has wrapped and the pattern is now complete. Please see these direct links below for help with specific clues and to interact with fellow MKAL participants. Some people are still knitting, so feel free to join in the conversation if you are just getting started!

It’s a bit messy in the JBW group right now with 2 MKALs going, so here are some Quick Links to just the Game of Thrones MKAL Threads:
-Clue 1 Help Chat
-Clue 1 Photo Thread
-Clue 2 Help Chat
-Clue 2 Photo Thread
-Clue 3 Help Chat
-Clue 3 Photo Thread

This year’s MKAL is inspired by Tyrion Lannister, and we’ve created a gorgeous Lorna’s Laces color way called “Casterly Rock” inspired by the Lannister family sigil. You can purchase this color at Jimmy Beans Wool starting on March 31st. For this year’s MKAL, we’ll be using the brand new Cloudgate yarn which is a squishy, bulky weight.

This year, I’ve chosen to keep the project a complete mystery. If you message me privately and want to know what the project is, I will be happy to share. I know that for some folks, that can make or break their decision to participate, so please feel free to message me if you’d like to know that part of the mystery. Things I will not divulge though are: exact stitch patterns used, shape, finished measurements (there will be notes on how to customize this as we go).

As usual, this MKAL will be hosted in the Jimmy Beans Wool Group here on Ravelry. Specific threads for each clue will be posted and labeled accordingly, along with separate photo threads where you can post progress photos. Please feel free to join in the Pre-MKAL chat that is happening over there now!

I post each Clue late on Saturday night so that the update is in your Ravelry library first thing Sunday morning. The time that I post it on Saturday evening is not exact, just right before I turn in for the night. For those who remember my earlier KALs I switched to doing this so that the east coasters (and those of you in Europe) aren’t waiting on me until later in the day Sunday to get it all uploaded, since I am on PST. :)

If you have any questions about this MKAL, please feel free to message me directly, or check the Jimmy Beans Wool Group to see if your question has been answered. I try to check there throughout the day, but as I also work full time at Jimmy Beans, so I don’t always get to it until I get home. I do try to answer as promptly as possible. I also have some lovely helpers in the group who are fabulous about answering questions as well. It’s a fun community, I hope you’ll join us!

Lastly, just a couple of little housekeeping things. When you purchase your pattern, don’t forget to save it to your Ravelry library. When the pattern gets updated with a new clue each week, I will send a message, but you can always go directly to your library, and download the new version. Easy peasy. Also, once you download your pattern info sheet, don’t forget to create your “project” here on Ravelry and tag it with: GoTMKAL2015 so that people can easily search for your project.

If you missed out on last year’s MKAL and want something to knit while you wait for this MKAL to start on May 3rd, check out last year’s design, the Stormborn Shawl inspired by Daenerys Targaryen.