Addewid Shawl Mystery Knit-Along by Abigail Phelps
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Addewid Shawl Mystery Knit-Along

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 880 yards (732 - 805 m)
See Description
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Happy August.
Clue 1 should be waiting for you.

Welcome to my first MKAL.

Here is the spoiler thread
Here is the no spoiler thread

Addewid means promise, pledge and commitment in Welsh.

If you happen to be in the Columbia River Gorge in August, beginning August 10th and continuing to the end of the month I will be having help (and show off) sessions between 1 and 4 on Sundays at The Whole Ball of Yarn, in The Dalles, Oregon.

You may download the cover page now, which has all of the project information, including the abbreviations.

5 Clues will be released, one on each Friday in August.

August 1st-Clue 1
August 8th-Clue 2
August 15th-Clue 3
August 22nd-Clue 4
August 29th-Clue 5

Measurements
Dependent on gauge and blocking, about 5.5 to 6 feet wide by 2 to 2.5 feet deep. A fingering weight will yield a slightly larger shawl than a lace weight, but again dependent on gauge.

Abbreviations
Sts Stitches
K Knit
P Purl
YO Yarn Over
K2tog Knit 2 sts together
P2tog Purl 2 sts together
SSK Slip 2 sts as if to knit, knit them together
S2KP Slip 2 sts together as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped sts over the knit st
M1 Lift the bar between the sts with the left needle from the front to the back, knit through the back of the loop.
Star: Knit 3 stitches together, leaving the stitches on the left needle; yarn over then knit the same 3 stitches together again.
S1PW With yarn in front, slip 1 st as if to purl.
B1 Using your crochet hook, remove the next stitch from the left needle, place a bead on the stitch, return the stitch to the needle and knit the stitch, if you choose not to use beads, then you will treat all B1 stitches as K1.

Yarn
800-880 yards of fingering or lace weight yarn.

Needles and Notions
Gauge is completely up to you. It is more important that you like your fabric than stick to a specific gauge. You will need a needle 3 sizes larger than your working needle for Part 3 of Clue 1 and for binding off.
Beads- You will need 1700 beads, you will actually use 1600 but it is a good idea to buy extra. Size 6/0 or size 8/0 will work, but the size 6/0 will make a heavier shawl.
For this pattern I suggest beads that contrast with your yarn.
A crochet hook to place beads
A tapestry needle to weave in ends
Blocking tools

If you purchase your yarn from Earth Faire you can create-your-own-kit, you can make your choice of fingering weight or lace weight yarns and beads will be added to look great with your pick, or you can choose from already paired kits.

We will be using a spoiler thread and a mystery thread on the Earth Faire group forums to keep in touch. Here is the main thread.

If you choose to put a picture on your project page, please use my photo from the pattern page as your first picture to avoid spoiling the surprise!