Inspired by the beautiful, scenic area around the conservation village Scarborough/ Cape Town (South Africa), this shawl offers the opportunity to play with two different yarns and stitches. Scarborough is a different direction to knit a shawl, but you will end up with a unique and beautiful shawl!
With a Mystery Knitalong, you don't know what the end product will look like. Every other week you get a clue so knitting should be doable.
Start MKAL/ Clue 1: September 27th, 2019
Clue 2: October 11th, 2019
Clue 3: October 25th, 2019
You get the clues as pattern updates.
Scarborough is a collaboration with Cowgirlblues. And with Neustadtgass13 (a LYS) I put exclusive kits together: https://www.neustadtgass13.com/mystery-knitalong
Cowgirlblues Merino Twist (100% Superwash Merino; 150 m / 164 yards per 50 g)
• 2 balls in Indigo (yarn A, YA)
93 g / 279 m / 305 yards used for the sample
Cowgirlblues Kidsilk (70% mohair, 30% silk; 410 m / 448 yards per 50 g)
• 1 skein in Shorebreak (yarn B, YB)
34 g / 279 m / 305 yards used for the sample
3.5 mm / US # 4 circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, at least 80 cm / 32” in length
24 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch using YA, after blocking
- tapestry needle
- 1 stitch marker
- smooth waste yarn (around 100 cm / 39.25” long, ideally cotton)
If you don’t like to work with Kidsilk (YB), you can also substitute it with a fingering weight yarn. Be aware that you need more yarn if you substitute YB with a fingering weight (around 100 g / 400 m / 438 yards).
The higher the value (light - dark) between the colours the better.
I used a variegated with a semi-solid yarn. You can also use two semi-solids. I would not recommend using two variegated yarns.
knit and purl stitches, increases / decreases, special techniques will be explained
The pattern comes in written instructions. The pattern is not suitable for beginners.