Missing in Action (MIA) Shawl by : : : Katie Degroff Knits : : :

Missing in Action (MIA) Shawl

January 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette (Blocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
630 - 650 yards (576 - 594 m)
Not too Small and not too Big...
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Detective Joey has a mysterious case that he needs your help to solve. He assures us that no clue will be too difficult, and he will be here to help. You will begin by tiptoeing over trip wires, then dodging around barricades; next up, we get dizzy, followed by some rocky territory, and finally, we float away to solve our mystery.

MKAL kicks off on Monday, January 29th (my Birthday!)
Clue 2- Wednesday, February 7th
Clue 3- Friday, February 16th
Clue 4- Sunday, February 25th
Clue 5- Tuesday, March 5th
As you create your MIA MKAL Project Pages & post on Social Media, be sure to use the Spoiler Graphic on this page as your first photo. Use the #MIAMKAL and tag Katie @sheltipap.
Be sure to join Katie Degroff Knits Group here on Ravelry for Help, Chat, and Spoiler Threads!

Participating Dyers:
you can visit both of these fabulous Dyers for MIA MKAL Kits!

Miss Babs Yarns
Aster Fiber Co

Stitches Featured:
Knit through Front and Back
Knit through Back and Front
Make 1 Right & Left
Make 1 Right Purl
Knit 1 through Back Loop
Slip 1 with Yarn in Front/Back
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Knit-YO-Knit in the same Stitch
Knit 3 Together through Back Loop

Finished dimensions:
Not too big and not too small, you will begin with 3sts and end up with 357…


Needles: US Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle, I recommend at least a 32” length.

Stockinette (Blocked)- 5 stitches/6 Rows per Inch.

(2) Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle

Yarn Requirements:
2-Ply Fingering Weight
Color 1- 30gr
Color 2- 35gr
Color 3- 30gr
Color 4- 30gr
Color 5- 33gr

Color Choice Notes:
Color A will be close to your Neck and, in a later Clue, will be worked with Color B.

Color B should be your darkest or lightest.

Colors C & D will be worked together in a few Clues, so make sure they are contrasting enough for your taste.

Color E will be worked briefly with Color B, and then wrap everything up at the end.

A Gradient would also look fabulous. If you go this route and it is not one continuous skein, label your colors in order A, B, C, D, and E; use them in the same manner as written.

The Colors pictured are what my Sample was knit in.
Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes:
Color A- Goldenrod (Golden Yellow)
Color B- Cascara (Navy Blue)
Color C- Easy Sway (Light Aqua)
Color D- Ambrosia (Coral)
Color E- Sparkling Sand (Light Speckle)

Each Finisher will receive a coupon for 50% off one Pattern purchase -and- a Free copy of the Large Version of Missing in Action Shawl.

This Pattern has been Tested and Tech Edited.