Follow Your Arrow: Ysolda Mystery KAL

There’s something fun and interesting going down in the world of knitting.

It’s the Follow Your Arrow Mystery Knit-a-Long. For those of you who haven’t encountered such a thing before, it’s when a designer – in this case the adored Ysolda Teague – puts together a pattern than is completed in parts. They release the pattern bit by bit over the course of a few weeks until a gorgeous mystery pattern is revealed in its entirety.

This one has a twist. This Mystery KAL involves choosing your own path at each point so there are 32 possible shawls at the end of it. This has appealed to me like no other KAL has so I signed up and ordered myself some yarn.

Quite fittingly I did so whilst slightly inebriated and couldn’t remember doing so until an email popped up saying it had been dispatched. Apparently drunk-me decided that the best thing to do would be to pick out pale green merino/angora 4-ply. Now… I really like merino and angora, though angora is a pain in my behind. But pale green? Really?

To be fair, it is quite pretty.

Ach, well. It’s soft and squishy and takes me out of my comfort zone just like this whole venture. And yes, we do need bars on our windows. It’s Newcastle, people. It’s a shocker the scrap metal folk haven’t tried to pry the bars out yet.

The journey begins on 13th January when we receive the first clue. I can hardly wait.

If you’re a member of LSG on Ravelry, come on over and join us. Uh, fair warning for those who don’t usually frequent LSG: we’re notoriously loud and obnoxious, if one can be loud on the interwebs. We’re also the friendliest group ever if you’re well-meaning and fond of swear words, so come on over.

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3 responses to “Follow Your Arrow: Ysolda Mystery KAL

  1. Sounds fun. I look forward to watching it evolve. (Not joining in because I’m too much of a control freak with my knitting, much as I love hanging around in LSG.) Enjoy!

  2. MidKnit Owl

    I’m doing this KAL too :) I can’t wait to get started! I think that’s a great choice for drunken yarn buying :)

  3. I’m going to join this KAL too, went out and bought the yarn and dyed it at the weekend, but I’m not too happy with the colour so going to try overdyeing it (fingers crossed)

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