Caladenia Shawl MKAL 2021
From Ambah O’Brien
Join us in April for a fun Mystery Knit-A-Long (MKAL).
Each week over 5 weeks a new clue will be revealed - what will it be?
I’ll give you a few hints to help you decide if this is the MKAL for you;
The project is a top down triangular shawl, symmetrical and easy to wear. Knit with a little under 1200 yd/ 1100 m this will be a medium sized shawl (full dimensions to come).
We’ll be knitting short rows, simple lace and you’ll be able to choose between stranded colourwork (worked flat) or mosiac and there will be tutorials and tips to help you out along the way and inspire you to try your hand at something new with this beautiful project.
My inspiration for this design is the gorgeous Australian Caladenia also known as the Spider Orchid, of which there are many beautiful variations.
Choose between 3 or 4 colours for your Caladenia Shawl.
It is important that C1 contrasts strongly against colours 2 (and 3 if using 4 colours).
For Ambah’s version C1 is the lightest colour, C2 is light green, C3 is black Cherry and C4 is Dark green.
We used the following yarns for our kits
Tosh Merino Light
Hedgehog Skinny Single
LITLG Fine Sock (some kits have one skein of Hue Loco Sock which is exactly the same base)
Cottage Donegal Tweed Sock
Tosh Twist Light
Please note: All kits are made with hand dyed yarns. There are no dye lots and skeins may vary. The yarn colour you receive may look different than the colour pictured.