Bubbles of Joy by Kristina Vilimaite

Bubbles of Joy

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1172 yards (1072 m)
wingspan: 254 cm/100", depth: 57 cm/22", or custom
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

You can join this Mystery Knit-A-Long by purchasing the Bubbles of Joy pattern individually or you can get it as a bonus at no extra cost with the purchase of the Moment Catchers e-book. (Just add the pattern to your cart and the price should be “0” for you if you are purchasing the e-book or have purchased the e-book already.)

What will bring you joy in 2019, what things are on your happiness list? Have you planned for some simple pleasures, for example, a meeting with a friend or an occasional hour of knitting with abandon? This shawl is one of the “moment catchers”, so you can knit some memories of joyful moments “into the fabric”, and when the shawl is worn it will be almost a magical object that will attract joyful experiences for you ;).

The MKAL is running here in this group.

Important: If you own the Moment Catchers e-book, this MKAL is a bonus for you at no extra cost. If you would like to receive the MKAL clues as they are released, please “purchase” the MKAL pattern from the pattern page. The pattern price should be “0” for you once you add it to your cart.
If you own the Moment Catchers e-book, but do not want to join the MKAL, just do nothing and you will not be bothered by the updates for each clue. You with you will only receive the first three pages as an e-book update, and then the final pattern at the end of the MKAL.

Yarn Requirements and Colours
The shawl is worked in fingering weight yarn. The yardage required is shown below, but please also read page 2 of the pattern available among the photos for more information.
Version A: Many yarns — main colour and miniskeins for contrasting colour
700 m/766 y of main colour.
372 m/407 y of contrasting colour.
Version B: Two yarns — main colour and a single contrasting colour
770 m/842 y of main colour.
302 m/330 y of contrasting colour.
The shawl is easy to customise according to the notes included in the pattern, so if you have less yarn or want a larger shawl, go for it!

Recommended yarn
The shawl is created in cooperation with SpaceCadet, this is the yarn used for the sample shawl: SpaceCadet Oriana (fingering weight, 90% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon, 384 m/420 y in 100 g/3.53 oz). Stephanie of SpaceCadet put together three kits for this shawl (see among the photos, aren’t they cool?) You can purchase the kits via their website.

Release schedule
The pattern is first released as a Mystery Knit-A-Long (MKAL) in five parts:
January 15 — the first three pages of the pattern containing general information about the shawl are released.
February 4 — Clue 1
February 11 — Clue 2
February 18 — Clue 3
February 25 — Clue 4
The full pattern will be released on March 6, 2019.

Shape of the shawl
Asymmetric triangle.

Main stitches and techniques used
Garter, slipped stitches, lace.

Project tags
Please tag your projects KristinaVilimaiteMKAL2019

I asked test knitters what they would like to tell about the pattern and the finished shawl to other knitters (without revealing any details about the mystery shawl) and here are some of their answers (more are coming as the test knits are just being finished):

bufknitter This pattern results in a easily wearable, large shawl with beautiful lace and mosaic. Fun to knit and wear.

klementine Nice and colourful knitting! If I would knit it again, I would use more than just 2 colours :) Perfect fitting form.