Stark Baking Mad: Great British Baking Shawl 2 by Mary Annarella

Stark Baking Mad: Great British Baking Shawl 2

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in (after blocking) pattern gauge
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1350 yards (1234 m)
One Size
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An homage to The Great British Baking Show/Bake Off, this tasty mkal is campy, high-fiber, and lots of fun! We’ll pop on our Wellies, have a spot of tea with biscuits, and knit a shawl with absolutely no soggy bottom! Hollywood handshakes will abound. Mary Berry will be proud. Sue and Mel might secretly join in under assumed names :p

Come chat with us about each clue in our Ravelry Group or the Lyrical Knits Facebook Group (note that you need to request to join the FB group).

Dates of the Clues:
November 10th (clue 1), Nov. 17th (clue 2), Nov. 24th (clue 3), and Dec. 1st (final clue).

2 skeins of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply for the MC (400 yds/110 g, shown in Lace Murex), and
1 skein of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply for CC1 (400 yds/110 g, shown in Tulipa), and
1 skein of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply for CC2 (400 yds/110 g, shown in Dragonclaw), or approximately
680 yds of the MC in fingeringweight yarn,
310 yds of CC1 in fingeringweight yarn, and
270 yds of CC2 in fingeringweight yarn.

Miss Babs has sets available right hereand they’ll be adding more on an ongoing basis.

The shawl is designed for 1 Main Color with 2 colors that both contrast with that main color. CC1 and CC2 don’t really have to contrast with each other—you could use 2 different shades of blue, for example. Just make sure that CC1 and CC2 have enough contrast with the MC so that they stand out and don’t blend in—this project needs layers, not blends! Also, while you’ll use a bit more yardage of CC1, it really doesn’t stand out more than CC2.

Please send me a pm, and I can get you the information on the yarn & colorway requirements asap. If you’re offering kits, I can link to your shop listings in my Ravelry group.

How does this work?
The pattern will be open for preorders until Nov. 9th (day before the first clue drops). When you purchase, you’ll receive a download link for a Planning Sheet that outlines what you’ll need for the project.

Each clue will contain directions for a part of the shawl and also include a recipe for a baked treat. Everyone will be welcome to share favorite recipes, too--We’ll all have plenty of new ideas for the holiday baking season.

When the first clue drops, you’ll receive a link for downloading the first clue--which are simply instructions for the first part of the shawl. The next week, another clue will be released that will instruct you how to work the next part of the shawl.

Some clues will be rather short (and cough that’s a clue that will be given just prior to the US Thanksgiving day to keep things simple).

Speaking of simple:
Some of the BEST recipes give you a finished bake that looks waaay more complicated than it is. This knit is like that, too--You’ll end up with a gorgeous wrap (that can be used even as a couch throw or lap blanket) that looks more complicated that it actually was to knit.

The project is excellent for beginners as well as experienced knitters.