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Stephen West MKAL Gathering
Stephen West MKAL Gathering
Stephen West MKAL Gathering
Stephen West MKAL Gathering
Stephen West MKAL Gathering

Stephen West MKAL Gathering


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Spring in Australia means it is time for  Stephen West's Mystery Shawl Knit Along. This years MKAL is called Twists and Turns. Cast on for Twists & Turns mystery shawl is October 6 and throughout the month of October a section of the pattern is released each week until the final design is revealed.  The Mystery Shawl is a complete surprise, so when you sign up by purchasing the pattern (on Ravelry), you only know what types of yarn and needles you need as well as some color recommendations.

We are going to have a cast on party at Tricycle on Saturday 8 October from 1.00 till 3.30pm.  So book a spot, choose your yarn, download your pattern and come along. For your $30 you will be nibbling on an antipasta plattter, sharing a glass of wine or bubbles and most importantly casting on or continuing on 'Twists and Turns'.  

We can promise lots of fun, great food, good company and maybe a few surprises as well. We will also have some help on hand if you need a little technical support in getting started.

You will not be abandoned after the cast on party as you will be able to drop in at Tricycle between 1.00-3.00pm on the 15th, 22nd and 29th. At these gathering any food or drink is your responsibility.

 No loyalty discount available with this product.


Clue 1 - Thursday, October 6

Cast on Party October 8 1.00 - 4.00pm Tricycle Cafe, Salamanca Art Centre.

Clue 2 - Thursday, October 13
Clue 3 - Thursday, October 20
Clue 4 - Thursday, October 27

When you purchase this pattern, you will receive an introductory PDF containing all the yarn information and details for the MKAL. You will receive the first instructions for the pattern on Thursday, October 6. Then, you will receive a section of the mystery shawl pattern each week until the final design is revealed on October 27.


The overall shape and dimensions are part of the mystery! TWISTS & TURNS will be a large shawl, similar in size to Starflake and Shawlography

Fingering weight

It’s important to have contrast amongst your colors in order to see the details and crisp lines in the fabric. Solid, semi-solid, and lightly speckled fingering weight yarns are all great options for this year’s shawl. Try to avoid using very busy variegated and highly speckled yarns for all of the colors. It’s okay to have some painterly splashes for some of your colors, but I recommend crisp clean contrast for this year’s shawl.

MC (main color) - 780yds / 713m
CC (contrast color) - 780yds / 713m
AC (accent color) - 390yds / 357m

You will have some leftovers, but it’s best to have the recommended amount of yarn listed above.

US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

10 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle

It’s always good to have some extra stitch markers and split ring markers in case you want to use them to help you knit the shawl. Make sure your cable needle is about the same thickness as your knitting needle.

24 sts & 52 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch before blocking.



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