Garden Variety MKAL by Lisa K. Ross

Garden Variety MKAL

Knitting
August 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1400 - 1800 yards (1280 - 1646 m)
One Size
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Come and join me on an exciting new adventure! Introducing the Garden Variety MKAL… a mystery wrap that’s a walk in the park! Inspired by nature, this rectangular wrap features unpredictable construction, colorful motifs, and simple techniques worked in unique ways. It’s a chance to play with mini skeins in a design that will keep you interested and engaged, eagerly working toward the next clue. The result is a masterpiece rainbow of color and techniques that will be enjoyed for many years to come!

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Click here to view kits from Miss Babs! For a list of other dyers, click here!

What to expect:
While there are a lot of surprises hidden within this design, here are some things that you can expect:

  • mosaic (slip-stitch) knitting
  • easy lace
  • elongated stitches
  • frequent color changes
  • garter stitch
  • stockinette
  • eyelets
  • unique construction

Rest easy! All techniques with charts will also include written instructions. There will not be any stranded colorwork, cables, short rows, or brioche. This design is intended for intermediate knitters, but could be suitable for an adventurous beginner. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Gardening supplies:
Needles:
US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, or as required to meet gauge; 1 set of gauge needles AND 2 additional sets of either gauge needles, extra cables, and/or smaller circular needles for putting stitches on hold.

Gauge:
20 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after blocking
(NOTE: Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished dimensions and yardage)

Notions:
Necessary: stitch markers (number varies by clue), removable stitch marker, and a tapestry needle
Optional: 2 end stoppers, crochet hook, and a kitchen scale

Important Dates:
September 1 - 1st clue released
September 8 - 2nd clue released
September 15 - 3rd clue released
September 22 - 4th clue released
October 15 - final day of MKAL; post finished object photos in the Ravelry group

Yarn Requirements:
MC: 800yds fingering weight yarn
C1-7: 130yds fingering weight yarn in EACH of 7 colors

The sample for this design uses Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply, though other dyers have created kits to give you LOTS of options. This project also works great with stash and leftover yarns! The Getting Ready Guide includes a ‘Curating Your Own Kit’ section with suggestions for compiling your own palette, as well as coloring sheets to try out different combinations. Want more guidance or need help narrowing it down? Post your ideas in the Paper Daisy Creations group and I am happy to help!

Project Pages:
Remember that this design is a SECRET! Please choose a photo of your yarn or one of the Garden Variety MKAL main photos for your project page. This way, nobody will accidentally see your work-in-progress, but can choose to click through if they wish to see your beautiful knitting.