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 and Clues #1 through #6. Clues will continue to be released one per week.

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.

You’ll need four skeins (400+ yards/366+ m each) of fingering weight yarn in four colors that loosely represent the seasons. More information about color choice is in the materials and also on the welcome thread linked next.

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


UPDATED Clue Schedule

Clue #1 – January 1, 2021
Clue #2 – January 7
Clue #3 – January 16
Clue #4 – January 22
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