ANNOUNCEMENT: Something special is coming. It looks like I'm about $710 short of my $2300 goal for the Komen 3-Day for the Cure. And if I don't make my goal (or pay the difference) I don't get to walk. So... October is Breast Cancer Month, right? The first week of October we'll be having a Boobie Blitz! So watch this space. WARNING: If you are not done with the Daphne Ann Mystery Shawl and want to be surprised, don't read this post!
Doing the mystery shawl was so much fun. I mean a crazy amount of fun. I have an amazing tech editor, and the folks who participated were just wonderful. I know some folks are still plugging along, but we got some fabulous finished objects out of it!
I will definitely be doing this again. But the next one will be on a grander scale. For this time around we only used one skein of Dream In Color Baby - 700 yards to 100g. It's really kind of a light fingering as opposed to a true laceweight in my opinion.
The shawl is composed of five clues which have now been compiled into a single pattern. The cool thing is that all the discussion and help is still available on Ravelry in the PicnicKnits group.
Each clue is comprised of about 130 yards of knitting - so you can easily knit up a clue in a weekend! The shaping of this shawl makes it sit easily on your shoulders and each clue flows smoothly into the next without the tier effect you sometimes see in mystery shawls.
Oh and the name! I nearly forgot. The shawl is named after a character on Scooby Doo. Because while I was brainstorming for mystery shawl ideas I kept thinking of Mystery Incorporated and Scooby Doo. Those who know me well know I have a small to major obsession with all things Scooby. So the Daphne Ann shawl was named for Daphne Blake and the purple/pink colorway reflects her fashion sensibilities!
Needles: Size 6 needles (4 mm)
Yarn: Dream In Color Baby - Punky Fuchsia Colorway - 700 yards to 100g
Gauge: 15 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette
Notes: Worked from the neck down – offered in written and charted format
The Daphne Ann Shawl on Ravelry – $6.00 USD