Knitting Along, Westknits Style

The first clue of the Westknits Mystery KAL was released this past Friday, and with it a flurry of intense excitement.  I started waiting anxiously on Thursday night to see if the clue would be released at midnight EST (9pm Oregon time). Even though it wasn’t, I was happy to see the update in my Ravelry library Friday morning.  So excited, in fact, that I cast on at work.  Shhh…don’t tell my boss!

Spoiler pic coming up, so stop here if you don’t want to know.

Swans Island fingering in Seasmoke; Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Electrolyte

This little fan of knitting is just filled with interesting techniques: attached i-cord edging, short-row shaping, carrying a color up one side, and more. It immediately grabbed my attention and the attention of knitters worldwide; there are over 2,300 projects already!  There has been a lot of photo sharing a discussion in the group about preferred methods of creating short rows, the pros and cons of various color combos, and plenty of general good cheer amongst participants. While I cannot keep up with all the chatter, it is comforting to know that should I have a question there is a pool of knowledge there to help almost instantly.

The joys of a knit-along also mean that we can join together in person and share our joys and woes.  Have a question about the shawl or just want to show off your tidy wrap + turns? Liz, Kathryn, and many customers are also knitting the Rockefeller, so stop by the shop and join the discussion!  We’ll be more than happy to show off our wedges. ; )

Are you playing along?  Leave a comment and tell us what color combo you’ve chosen!

Happy knitting,




Filed under Books/Patterns, Knit Alongs, Knitting, Stash, Yarn

2 responses to “Knitting Along, Westknits Style

  1. Is this a new pattern? I was looking at that KAL last night and it looks a whole lot like the Specta scarf of his that i made a few months ago. Still, i love your progress! It would drive me insane not to know what i was knitting though

  2. Ooh, great color combo!

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