Great Lakes Road Trip by Cynthia Spencer and Valerie Reed

Great Lakes Road Trip

February 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1700 - 2200 yards (1554 - 2012 m)
Misses, Plus
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In celebration of Local Yarn Store Day on April 29, we’re presenting our fourth Road Trip mystery pattern knit along!

For the first three years, we journeyed through Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida. For this year, we’re heading north--to the Great Lakes! We’ll hit every state that borders the Great Lakes, along with a nod to Canada!

Please join us for our celebration of knitting and local yarn shops as we create a stunning, almost-crescent-shaped shawl featuring textures and designs inspired by various locations along the Great Lakes.

If you’re a yarn shop, please go to to sign up and participate in our knit-along! Or feel free to send a PM or an email to

The shawl is designed to work with Manos Del Uruguay Alegria. Note that these skeins have a bit more yardage than most fingering-weight yarn. If you substitute, be sure you’ll have enough yarn.

We will be using beads. If you’re not a bead person, we’ll be giving directions for omitting the beads.

We have selected 10 different color combinations of yarns. You can see them all at Ask your local yarn store to order the combinations!

Of course, road trips are always more fun with friends. Pop on by the Fans of Really Clear group in the forums to ask questions, see how others are getting along, and share your own progress. We also have a private group on Facebook called Road Trip Mystery Group.

Thanks for joining us, and happy travels!

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