Today I released the first clue for the 2016 Perspectives Mystery Knit-Along. So I worked up some tips for helping you knit this first clue. I’ve started a mini-cowl to show techniques on, because the yarn I wound to make another MKAL cowl somehow got turned into a new design!
If you haven’t purchased the pattern yet it’s not too late! You can purchase the pattern here on Ravelry.
The cowl starts with 6 rounds of garter. If you don’t like knitting garter stitch in the round, you can knit it flat and then join to knit in the round. Just knit 6 rows, and you’ll end with a right side row, then you’ll be ready to start knitting in the round. Note: My photo only shows 4 rounds of garter.
Once you’ve joined in the round you’ll notice you have a small split. You can sew this up later.
The pattern also has a double yarn over at the beginning/end of a round. Here’s my work-around for that. At the beginning of the round go ahead and make both your yarn overs. Continue knitting the pattern to the end of the round.
Now you can keep knitting in pattern. Easy, right? I hope you’ll share photos of your Clue 1 in the Mountain Colors Ravelry group!