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Bring on the Spring Mystery Shawl!

Spring It On! mystery shawl knitting pattern

It's that time of the year again: get ready for a springtime mystery shawl!

What the What?

Spring It On! is a joyous asymmetrical triangle shawl that plays with colors, textures, and stitch patterns. Some stitch patterns come only as row-by-row written instructions, some are also charted.

And this year there's going to be even more mystery! There are a few points in the pattern where you can choose your own adventure. Easy and mindless? Choose Option 1. Something a little more interesting? Choose Option 2. At the end of the mystery you’ll have a completely unique spring shawl — with your colors and your choices.

Spring It On! mystery shawl knitting pattern

When Does It Start?

The mystery starts on Monday, April 1. The pattern is released in five clues, with a new clue coming out every Monday in April.

The first two clues are small and quick to knit but they get a little bigger towards the end.

● Clue 1: April 1 — approx. 13% of the shawl ● Clue 2: April 8 — 13% ● Clue 3: April 15 — 25% ● Clue 4: April 22 — 27% ● Clue 5: April 29 — 22%

Samelin Dyeworks Silky Singles

What Do I Need?

This mystery shawl is knit in three colors of fingering-weight yarn. I used Samelin Dyeworks Silky Singles (70% superwash merino, 30% silk, 400 m/100 g, 437 yd/3.53 oz) and like last year, kits are available on the Samelin Dyeworks store on Etsy. I used a very spring-y yellow/green color combination of Quack-quack, Ogre, and Hunter.

You're going to need:

● Color A: approx. 315 m / 345 yd ● Color B: approx. 355 m / 385 yd ● Color C: approx. 300 m / 325 yd

Spring It On! kits available from Samelin Dyeworks

Pick three colors that go well together and have a good amount of contrast between them. You can arrange colors from lightest to darkest or vice versa. I recommend solid, semi-solid, or subtly speckled yarns for Colors A and B. Color C can be more variegated or wildly speckled.

And if you want to do some stashbusting, you can also use scrap yarns, minis, or replace one of the colors with a gradient set. The pattern lends itself well to pretty imaginative color combinations.

In addition to yarn you need 3.5 mm / US #4 circular needles (or size to obtain gauge), two stitch markers, and an adventurous mind!


Towards the end of the KAL I'll open a finished objects thread in my Ravelry group. Post a photo of your finished shawl in the Finished Shawls thread by May 12, 2019. I will do a random draw and pick 3 lucky knitters. Each winner gets a free pattern from my Ravelry store, a project bag from Chameli Designs, and a set of stitch markers from Ruskanlehti.

How Do I Join the MKAL?

The pattern for Spring It On! is now available on Ravelry in three languages: English, Finnish, and German. Once the mystery starts on April 1, all clues will be delivered automaticallyto your Ravelry library one week apart.

Join the talvi knits Ravelry group and start planning your colors! Share your photos on Instagram with the hashtags #springitonmkal and #talviknits.


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Susanna Winter is a knitwear designer, creating timeless and elegant pieces with clean lines. She has been knitting for over 20 years, knit blogging since 2007, and designing knitting patterns professionally since 2016.

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