Monday, January 3, 2011

My First Mystery Knit Along

...along with the awesome Leethal!

My favorite knitting designers is Lee Meredith or Leethal. My first project of hers was the Buttonhead hat. She recently organized a mystery knit along. I've never done one before and signed up immediately. A knit along consists of a knitters knitting the same thing at the same time. The mystery knit along means we don't know what we're knitting. Leethal broke down the pattern into four parts and sent them out in four weeks. I had so much fun.

I used leftover green Cascade 220 and some Knit Picks yarn that I dyed with Kool Aid.

Week One: It was some sort of strip with a zig zag rib pattern.

Week Two: Increased a little bit in stockinette stitch.

Week Three: I switched to the Kool Aid yarn. At this point, I was pretty sure it was a shawl or capelet.

Week Four: Went back to the green to finish the edging. It is a shawl and I love it!

You can now buy the entire Betiko pattern from Leethal that shows how you can
use different yarns and different stiches to make it customizable! I will definitely be making more of these!

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! A knit-along. I've never heard of that before. The suspense would drive me mad! You're hardcore like that though, I like it. :D