Knit with Attitude
SOSU MKAL Kit – Waters Edge
A celebration of brioche stitch and all the possibilities of the technique. An exploration of the intricacies of knitting. A mystery that you can solve on your needles!
The Brioche + Mystery shawl is a large triangular shawl featuring a variety of brioche and garter stitch textures and design elements that lead from bold syncopated ribbing, textural pearl brioche, graphic triangles, relaxing garter stitch stripes with cute bobbles over textural “+” signs to a chevron border using four colors of fingering weight yarn. An i-cord edge adds a last pop of color and a neat and finished look to this stunning shawl.
The pattern comes with extensive video tutorials for all techniques used in the pattern, which were part of the MKAL support. It is an amazing opportunity to learn new techniques held by the hand with the designer herself. Here at KWA we all found great joy in learning how to knit backwards which is incredibly helpful when completing the bobble section. The videos are not available publicly, but a link is included in the pattern.
Your kit contains:
- 4 hanks of our finest handdyed yarns in combinations of Countess Ablaze, Norne Yarn and Black Elephant, equaling to at least 1464 meters in total.
In addition to the yarn you will need: 3.5mm/US4 circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape); one set of circular needles with a long cable (at least 100cm / 40") is sufficient, but a second set with a shorter cable (60-80cm / 24-32") or DPNs in the same needle size is recommended; larger needle-size (e.g. 4.5mm/UK7) for bind-off
For swatching the tension you are after is: 21 sts / 42 rows = 10 cm / 4" in garter stitch
21 sts / 21 rows = 10 cm / 4" in brioche stitch
Measured after blocking.
The kit can be bought with or without the pattern.