Well, the MysticLight KAL is “over” although I’ve only finished clue 2 of 5. I’ve seen the beautiful results of those knitters who kept up with the KAL as the clues have been released, and I’m inspired to keep plugging on this one. It’s going so much faster because it is knit with fingering weight yarn.
I’m behind on posting (duh -what’s new) but here’s what I have:
This is (most of) Clue 1. Couldn’t quite manage to get the tips in, but you can see most of the design. There is a small cable that runs along the bottom (which will be the top, long edge of the finished triangular shawl), and a cabled braid (or braided cable?) that runs vertically through the center.
This is Dream In Color Smooshy, in Dusky Aurora colorway. This yarn is extremely hard to photograph and get an honest color rendering. In the skein, I thought I saw purple, blue, teal, some greenish color, etc. but I don’t see much in the knit up portions nor in the cake. (Although there is a photo further down that shows more color variation.) The yarn does live up to it’s reputation that it does not pool or do the funky, undesirable things that varigated/hand painted yarns do.
This is a close-up of clue 1, showing the center braid and some of the color but this shows mostly purple and blue. This is what it looks like as I’m working on it….although I occasionally see a patch of teal/bright blue.
This is clue 2 completed. I’m having far less trouble as I go along (less frogging) as the usual culprit is not on the chart but rather is every even row for the cables & yo’s and I’m finally getting to the point that those are second nature.
Here’s the photo where you can see some real color play, and that it is actually more than just dark blue and purple:
I hope it shows the colors on your monitor!
I’m starting clue 3 tonight - each clue gets a few rows shorter, but since you’re adding stitches on each row, the rows are longer so overall it’s about the same number of stitches.
For those of you who don’t know, the designer’s name is Anna Dalvi, and she also designed MysticWaters. I have only finished clue 1 on that, but the design is beautiful and I have every intention of finishing. When I discovered that Anna was doing another design, I jumped right in! While I often wait a clue or two to decide if I want to knit the surprise/mystery KAL, I knew after MysticWaters that I didn’t need to hang back on MysticLight. Anna plans to continue and will have an entire series of the elements: earth, wind, fire, and water. The MysticLight is the fire element, but Anna’s design has combined different kinds of light - fire and stars, too. I chose the Dusky Aurora because the color on their website reminded me of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and because this was a colorway that I would wear. (While I am attracted to reds/yellows/oranges that others were using to represent the fire, I would likely never wear a shawl that color ….)
More progress as I complete this…. in the meantime, keep on knitting!