Observatory MKAL by Larissa Brown

Observatory MKAL

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
To be announced
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
One mysterious size!
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This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Buy today and receive a Pre-KAL guide to get started with planning and dreaming. Weekly knitting clues will begin January 1.

For more about the theme, color guidance, yarn requirements, dates and more, please see the Pre-KAL that you receive when you buy the pattern.


Beginning January 1st, this knitalong will lead you through eight secret clues – one per week – which follow the celestial events that unfold throughout the seasons.

Over 8 weeks of knitting, we’ll bring to life a wrap/shawl that leads us through winter, spring, summer and fall, through solstices and equinoxes, light and dark.


All yarns are welcomed and loved, from new hand-dyed kits to widely available yarns at all price points.

Two gorgeous kits have been curated by Ritual Dyes. I have stars in my eyes! I’ve been thrilled to see these magical colors come together and form this mysterious shawl. To get the kits pictured, go here:


You’ll need four skeins (400+ yards/366+ m each) of fingering weight yarn in four colors that loosely represent the seasons.

Jump in to chat!

A big part of the fun of a mystery KAL is sharing ideas, experiences, yarn and stories, as well as helping and encouraging one another. Here’s a thread to get started. <3


Clue Schedule

Clue #1 - January 1, 2021! (Cast on any time during the first week of January, for those who are recovering from merriment on the 1st)

Clue #1 – January 1, 2021
Clue #2 – January 7
Clue #3 – January 14
Clue #4 – January 21
Clue #5 - January 28
Clue #6 – February 4
Clue #7 – February 11
Clue #8 – February 18
Big Reveal! – February 27

On the 27th we’ll share our shawls with the world, with no more secrets.

You don’t need to adhere to this schedule. It’s your project! Just know that after a week, each clue will be revealed so there will be spoilers.

Cover Logo

Please swipe the logo image at left! Use it as a cover for your project page and to share on social media as widely as you wish. The more the merrier! If you’re on Instagram, look for the tags #ObservatoryMKAL and #LunarMKAL and #LarissaBrown