Photo Credit : Joanne Scrace Photo Credit : Sheena Proudlock
Have you ever done a MCAL? A MCAL is a Mystery Crochet-A-Long where a group of people work on the smae pattern toghter and the look of the finished item is a complete surprize. I'm a big fan of THE CROCHET PROJECTs approach to modern stylish crocheted items so I jumped at the chance to make THE HOLBROOK HILLS SHAWL MCAL. It starts today the 26th of December and each new clue will be released weekly.
Photo Credit : Melissa Kemmerer Photo Credit : Sheena Proudlock
This weeks knitted pattern is also a mystery. The TWELVE DAYS OF KNITMAS by Melissa Kemmerer of NOMADIC KNITS is the perfect way to wind down after all the excitement of the holiday season. This is a fast paced MKAL perfect for beginners as well as seasoned knitters with a new clue each day. The finished item will be a rectangular shaped wrap that plays with texture.
The pattern calls for a semi solid 50g of accent texture lace and 100g of a 4ply as well as 50g each of two contrasting 4ply mini skeins. I recommend mixing my bright white UNDYED LACE ORGANIC COTTON with BLUEFACED LEICESTER 4PLY the mix will create a nice bit of texture and colour contrast. Using DOROTHYS BRIDGE and STRAWBERRY for the minis would round out the christmas season, using INK and URCHIN would give the wrap a modent winter feel.