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.
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!