Karst Topography MKAL by Sarah L James

Karst Topography MKAL

April 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
925 yards (846 m)
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Welcome to the Karst Topography mystery knitalong.

This will be a top down, triangular shawl using 3 colors of DK weight yarn (4 skeins total). The pattern will have texture and color, as well as some lace.

What is karst topography? Karst landscapes consist of a series of underground caves, pools, and rivers. As water runs from the surface down underground, it carves out softer rocks such as limestone, while the harder rock surfaces remain intact. The caves formed by this erosion can become quite intricate with caverns, columns, and tunnels. Karsts can also produce fresh water springs and sinkholes.

We will explore some of these shapes with color and texture in this knitalong.

When you purchase this MKAL pattern, you will receive a introductory information page. Each subsequent part will be released on the dates listed below.


Skills needed:
knit, purl, yarn over, slip stitches, pick up stitches, k2tog, and ssk.

Colorwork does not involve intarsia or stranded knitting.


Yarn Requirements:
DK weight, 924 yds/846 m total
color A: 231 yds/212 m
color B: 462 yds/424 m
color C: 231 yds/212 m

Color Suggestions:
Color A: a speckled skein
Color B: a color that coordinates well with color A
Color C: a color that highly contrasts with both A and B; the color “pop”.

See the photos for examples of color groups.

Kits are available at The Woolly Dragon.

Clue Release Dates:
Part 1 – May 13th
Part 2- May 20th
Part 3 – May 27th
Part 4 – June 3rd
Part 5 – June 10th

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