Hydrangea Shawl by Courtney Kelley

Hydrangea Shawl

June 2015
Lace ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
545 - 818 yards (498 - 748 m)
small shawl (one skein) and large shawl (about 1.5 skeins)
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This pattern is available for $9.00 USD buy it now

7/15/2015: The MKAL is over, and the mystery is revealed! The pattern is now available as one pdf for $9, and includes all of the text and tutorials from the MKAL as well as the final pattern, with both written and charted instructions. Enjoy!

While our previous 2013 MKAL Meadowsweet was a classic triangle, and 2014 MKAL Beltane, a half circle, the Hydrangea MKAL Shawl is a third unique construction and shape. And like the other two MKALs and all of our KW Patterns, the end result is a classically inspired and wearable piece.

Like our previous MKALs, each weekly clue will have tons of information and walk you through every step of the process. Each section is both charted and written, and the shawl is designed to be a simple introduction to working lace from charts. If you’re already a chart convert, we have made sure there are additional techniques to expand your knitting skills.

The pattern calls for just 1 skein of The Fibre Co. Meadow, for the small size. Please purchase the pattern before June 1st to receive the initial swatch instructions. All pattern clues will be sent to your Ravelry inbox. Participant updates and spoiler alerts can also be posted on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or as comments on our blog, and tagged #KWMKAL (Kelbourne Woolens Mystery Knit-A-Long). To make it fun for everyone, please post spoiler alerts in our SPOILER ALERT thread if posting project pictures before the next clue is released!

SCHEDULE: The pattern will be updated every Monday:
• June 1st: Tutorial on measuring gauge in a lace pattern, tips and tricks on knitting lace from charts, and swatching instructions.
• June 8th: Clue A directions.
• June 15th: Clue B directions.
• June 22nd: Clue C directions.
• June 29th: Clue D directions.
• July 6th: Clue E directions, and finishing instructions on how to properly block lace shawls for optimum shape and visual effect.

Additionally, after the close of the MKAL all participants will receive a final formatted single pdf of the whole pattern.

To find a Fibre Company stockist in your area, click here.

Post your yarn and WIP photos for the MKAL in the Kelbourne Woolens Ravelry Group.