Laurel Mists MKAL by Tabetha Hedrick

Laurel Mists MKAL

Knitting
September 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1264 yards (1156 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for C$8.50 CAD
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“Don’t be afraid to go into the mist, be excited because you don’t know where you will end up.” - Sophie Madden

Over in the Great Smoky Mountains, where the mist stretches from sky to tree, it is easy to lose oneself in the wonder of laurel bushes, mountain tops, and cool, wild woods. It is like stepping into a different world. Guided by the ancient wisdom that seems to exude from the ground, we have nothing to do but discover … new directions, new scents, a new sense of self. The excitement of discovering what lays behind the misty, laurel-coated hills is the inspiration for our next SweetGeorgia Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL)!

How do I participate in the MKAL?
Simply purchasing the Laurel Mists MKAL Pattern automatically ensures you’ll receive every clue update, as well as the full pattern once it is launched.
All the fun and camaraderie of the MKAL will take place on the School of SweetGeorgia Community Discussion Forum Group Page (which is free to join). Here, we’ll have spoiler and chat threads, tutorials, and announcements.
The SweetGeorgia Blog will also feature announcements and tutorial links.

How do I purchase the pattern?
The Laurel Mists MKAL Pattern is available on the SweetGeorgia Yarns website and on Ravelry as a pre-sale pattern at the discounted early-bird price of $6.50 CAD. No coupon code is needed, but you only have until Monday, August 31 to snag it at the special discounted price.

When are the Clues Released?
Five weekly clues will be released on the following dates at 10 am (Eastern):
Clue 1: Sept 1
Clue 2: Sept 8
Clue 3: Sept 15
Clue 4: Sept 22
Clue 5: Sept 29
The final, full pattern will launch on October 13.
If you purchased via Ravelry, the clues will be an update to your library.
If you purchased via sweetgeorgiayarns.com, the clues will be delivered via email.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
Knitters will be using these techniques: knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, ssk, central decrease, working flat, slipped stitch, changing colours, measuring gauge, and following a pattern with changing stitch counts.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan: 63” / 160 cm
Center Length: 37” / 94 cm

YARN
2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Spark, 1 each in Silver (MC) and Lady Grey (CC2) (420 yd / 384 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Silver Stellina).
1 SweetGeorgia Yarns Sock Yarn Blank in Andromeda (CC1) (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g blank; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).

Yarn Note: To aid in your yarn estimations for substitutions, the original sample had:
(MC) 11.5 grams leftover (10% of 115 g)
(CC1 - Sock Blank) 22 grams leftover (20% of 115 g)
(CC2 - swatching yarn) 29 grams leftover (25% of 115 g)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
16 stitch markers, yarn needle

GAUGE
19 sts and 35 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Ridge patt, with MC or CC1, after blocking
Please note that if you use the MC for swatching, you may need to unravel about half of it to finish the shawl.
25 sts and 33 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, with CC2, after blocking.
Note: swatching pattern will be released Aug 18.

Laurel Mists is worked with three colours: two skeins of CashLuxe Spark and one Sock Yarn Blank. The total yardage used is 1264 yds of fingering-weight yarn.

The original sample uses colours that softly contrast each other, while emphasizing the changing-colours of the sock blank itself. In fact, it makes it look like you’ve used a lot of colours without actually using a lot of colours! So, aim for fun contrast in your yarn selections, with one being a multi-colour yarn, so that the individual stitch patterns are highlighted to their full potential.

You’ll find colour combination ideas in the Planning Stage PDF to help take out some of the guesswork for you. They are all available as kits HERE from sweetgeorgiayarns.com.