August and my new shawl MKAL is approaching. I've just updated my web shop with yarn kits for the mystery.
This year's yarn is handdyed Merino Singles by Martin's Lab. The yarn is fingering weight single-ply SW merino with 366 m/100 g.
I've curated three color themes with Martin's Lab. Each kit comes with three colors, one of which is a special colorway dyed especially for this mystery knit-a-long and not part of Martin's Lab's regular colorways.
The color themes are Candy Shop, Fall Foliage and Pinstripe. Candy Shop includes Fairy Dust (pink, teal and yellow speckles on an almost white grey), Mojito (mint) and Candy Shop (orange/brown and blue speckles on purple). The last one is the special colorway of this kit. If you're wondering about the best order for the colors, I made my first shawl with similar colors from my stash and used the speckled white for C1, mint for C2 and speckled purple for C3.
The second theme, Fall Foliage is all about warm autumn tones: Autumn in Poland (warm orange), Green apple (a fresh green, the special colorway of this kit) and Dry Leaves (warm brown). For this kit, I'd recommend the order as in the pic below: orange for C1, green for C2 and brown for C3.
The third theme, Pinstripe, went for a graphic look. It includes Ash (dark grey), Anna (cold, greyish yellow, special colorway) and Silver Lining (light grey). I'm so taken by the fact that the special colorway got its name from me. I also knit my other sample shawl with this kit using the dark grey for C1, the yellow Anna for C2 and the lighter grey for C3.
There's a limited amount of each kit available on my web shop so hurry up and grab yours. Everyone purchasing a yarn kit will get the mystery shawl pattern for free. It will be sent as a Ravelry download link to your email (or your Ravelry library if you remember to tell your Ravelry nick in the info box). If you've already bought the pattern on Ravelry you can gift this to a friend by letting me know their email or Ravelry nick.
The kits will be shipped durin July and the MKAL starts on August 16th. Unfortunately there's no tracking for shipments outside Finland. If you want tracking, it can be arranged but it will bump up the shipment cost.
Could we start the MKAL already? Pretty please!