I need a little mystery

It’s winter.  The little ones are crying a lot.  I’m completely overwhelmed.  I’ve recently knit two brown ribbed hats.  I am currently knitting something brown.  Brown, brown, brown.  Then I saw this:

I did the obvious thing and bought the pattern straight away.  It’s Ysolda, it’s a mystery knit a long (my first!) and there are 32 different shawls possible!  This sounds fun and exciting!  I nearly bought some neutral yarn to knit it with, just to be safe.  But after discussing it with Lori, whom I emailed for yarn advice, I decided on something different, something a little bit wild for me.  She and I, unbeknownst to each other, had both been considering the same color after discussing the pattern.  It’s funny because we were both debating something totally neutral versus something quite the opposite!  We are planning to knit this in Beaverslide 2 ply in the Globemallow colorway (which is strikingly similar in color to the graphic for the KAL).  My yarn arrived today and I love it in all it’s bright cheerfulness.  Anyone else in?

p.s.  It is highly unlikely that I will be able to keep up with everyone else knitting this.  I’m not letting that stop me!


  1. I’ve ordered the pattern….but haven’t chosen my yarn yet. (I know, I know, it starts tomorrow. sigh) Surely I can get away from grey for a change!!! Maybe checking out Beaverslide’s colors??? I loved the yarn I ordered from them before.

  2. I’m in, and it’s my first mystery KAL as well. Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light for me, and I was so excited when my yarn came yesterday!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I only have one 18m old, but it is highly unlikely I’ll be able to keep up. 600+ yds in 5 weeks would be have been a stretch for me pre-baby. But I’m signing up too. Never done a mystery KAL before, so I hope I like the FO! 😉 I think I’m going with a very spring combination of Miss Babs Shiruku in Daylilies with Malabrigo Sock in Lettuce. Seemed like the only 2 skeins in stash that worked together! (sjn821 on Rav)

  4. I am living vicariously through you and the others knitting along with Ysolda. The timing isn’t right for me, but dang, this looks like an amazing experience, and I bet you’ll have a beautiful new shawl soon. That yarn is a good start.


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