This or That MKAL: Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

This or That MKAL: Shawl

June 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1150 - 1200 yards (1052 - 1097 m)
One size: 87" x 23"
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IMPORTANT This is for the Shawl version of this pattern. Find the Wrap version here.

Join us in June 2024 for Ambah’s annual June Solstice Knit-along (KAL).

A “choose your own” Mystery Knit Along (MKAL). This or That begins with a choice between your preferred shape, shawl or wrap, followed by clues presented weekly over four weeks. Both the shawl and wrap will follow the same design/stitch patterns; only the shape will differ. Each of the clues will offer a choice between Path A or Path B. Follow Path A or Path B for a standalone design with each clue flowing into the next. Or mix it up as each choice is presented to you; start with Path A or B, then work Path B or A and so on. There are four clues with a total six parts, each with an “A or B” decision to make. With This or That, the choice is yours.

Visit the dedicated MKAL thread here for FAQs, detailed yarn info and other planning tips.

Pattern will go on sale June 1, 2024. A placeholder page will be sent out initially with weekly updates as follows:

Placeholder/planning page: June 1, 2024
CLUE 1: June 14, 2024.
CLUE 2: June 21, 2024.
CLUE 3: June 28, 2024.
CLUE 4: July 5, 2024.
FO Thread Prize Draw: July 31, 2024.

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Fingering weight
C1, C2, C3: 400 yd/366 m each

  • Total yardage for each colour can be either a single skein or mini skeins. Eg 5 x 20 g minis or 3 x 33 g minis per 400 yd/366 m requirement
  • C1 and C2 need to contrast strongly.
  • C1 will be the more dominant colour in your project than C2.
  • C3 can be the same colour as either C1 or C2.
  • This will work well with a gradient yarn; whole cake or mini skeins. Swap C1 or C2 and/or C3 with a gradient yarn.

Samples shown in:
Option A: Louie & Lola, Merino Singles
C1: Nessy
La Bien Aimee, Merino Singles,
C2: Peach Sweater
The Wandering Flock, Fingering Singles, C3: Neon Coral
All of above yarns are: (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/366 m per 100 g)
Option B: Sunshine Yarns, Classic Sock (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 425 yd/389 m per 115 g), C1: Parchment, C2 & C3: Sea of Hydrangeas Gradient set

Wingspan: 87”/217.5cm
Depth: 23”/ 57.5cm
Measurements taken after blocking
See Schematic in images for full shape details.

US 5/3.75 mm
Or sizes required to obtain gauge

Optional stitch markers to mark repeats, tapestry needle

Suitable for confident knitters; advanced beginner and beyond.