Open Minds MKAL by Laura Nelkin

Open Minds MKAL

April 2021
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on MC, lightly blocked (see notes)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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Oh, it’s been a while since I designed a Mystery Knit-a-long and I had a GOOD TIME dreaming this one up for you! Ready to have an OPEN MIND with me?

As with all of my MKALs the construction of Open Minds is unique and will probably blow your mind a little. I’ve kept the stitches simple, and allowed for options if you want to challenge your needles a bit more.

What I do know is that knitting Open Minds is sure to teach you A LOT, there is support in my Ravelry and Facebook groups, and as always we have a “no knitter left behind policy”! If you ask, we are here for you!!!!

HOW IT WORKS: Sign up by purchasing the pattern!

When you sign up you will be sent a pdf with a materials list, yarn ideas, and gauge requirements so you are ready to cast on with me on May 12th. On each scheduled clue release date an updated pdf will be sent to you with the next clue. There are videos made for each clue to help you along and zoom meet-ups planned so you can meet your friends!

“Pre” Clue- video here!
Clue #1- May 12th- video here
Clue #2- May 19th- video here
Clue #3- May 26th
Clue #4- June 3rd
Clue #5- June 9th
Clue #6- June 23rd

MC (main color)- 438 yd (401 m) of fingering weight yarn
MS (mini-skeins)- 5 mini-skeins 87 yd (80 m) each of fingering weight yarn (this is a total of 435 yd)
You may substitute one solid,variegated or speckled skein for the 5 mini-skeins.
LY (lace yarn)- 654 yd (598 m) of lace weight yarn

Optional- Approx. 40 grams Size 6/0 glass seed beads
(CLUES #4, #5, and #6)
Tool for placing beads

Two US Size 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
One US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 32-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap fingering weight yarn
3.75 mm crochet hook
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Digital scale

Getting Ready!
There are detailed notes about color in the pattern and here.
Feel free to post color options and questions here or in my FB group.

Please use the tag #OpenMindsMKAL on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter & and tag me #nelkindesigns & @lauranelkin!

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