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TTL Mystery Shawl 2013

It's time for the TTL Mystery Shawl 2013
I hope you’ll join us!

Mystery Shawl 13

KAL Details:
The 4 clues for this KAL will be sent to you by mid-day (probably earlier) on the 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd of June.

Please join the Fans of Through the Loops Ravelry group and, share your work in the Spoiler threads, ask questions and participate in the discussion.

There will be separate threads for each week of the KAL. Only post spoiler photos in the appropriate spoiler thread.

When adding your project to Ravelry be courteous to other participants in the KAL and make your first photo a “Spoiler Alert”. You are welcome to use the image above for your top photo.

This year’s TTL Mystery Shawl is worked in three-colors from the top down. It has a shape similar to a half-pi, but is actually a half-octagon. This shape is created with 4 wedge shaped sections.

Choosing Yarns:
This is a three color shawl. When you purchase the pattern you will receive a pdf with a tutorial on selecting colors.
Solid or semi solid colors are best. This shawl has patterning that will be lost with heavily variegated yarns.

I used a sport weight yarn for my sample, but a fingering weight yarn will also work. Be sure to allow extra yarn for differences in yarn put up and gauge.

This shawl will be worked from the top edge down and out. It starts with a garter tab cast on, which is described in the pattern. There are also many excellent on-line tutorials and You Tube videos for this technique.

Skills Needed:
Working flat, yarn over increases, decreases, picking up sts, binding off, blocking.

Both charts and written instructions will be included.

Other Info
We will start the KAL on June 1st. You will be sent a new clue once a week for the first 4 weeks of June. To join simply purchase the TTL Mystery Shawl 2013. The pattern will be $4.00 from now until June 1st. On June 2nd the pattern price will increase to $6.00.


Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: 60” (152 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) deep

Yarn: Plucky Knitter Traveler, 65 % merino, 20% silk, 15% yak, 325 yds pe skein,
Color A: Medieval - 1 skein
Color B: Icy Audrey - 1 skein
Color C: Chlorophyll - 1 skein

The sample shawl used approximately:
160 yds of A
180 yds of B
325 yds of C

I recommend that you allow extra yarn to account for slight differences in gauge and yarn put up.- NOTE: For Color C I used almost the entire skein. I recommend having extra yarn on hand just in case.

Needles: US 6 (4mm) 24 or 30” circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 16 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette St- blocked, always take the time to check gauge

Other Materials: stitch markers, tapestry needle

Price: $4.00 US (until June 1st after that the price will be $6.00)

A huge thank you to my test knitters Nadia, Denise, Meri, Chauntel, & Rosalina! And to the wonderful Karen for tech editing.


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How exciting! And to note that 26 projects are already attached to the design in Ravelry. Yay!

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