MCMKAL Week 1 Tips & Tricks

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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.

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Once you’ve joined in the round you’ll notice you have a small split. You can sew this up later.

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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.

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When you get to the end of the round this is what you’ll have – the stitch marker, and two yarn overs, but your marker needs to be between those two yarn over stitches. webres-6496

 

So, remove your stitch marker, and purl the first stitch.webres-6500

Now put your marker back where it belongs, and continue in pattern to the end of the round.webres-6502

 

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!

6 Responses

  1. Suzann Eshleman
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    I found the tips and tricks here, but it is April 8 and I cannot find the pattern (which I purchased).

    • Mari
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      Suzann, it’s in your Ravelry library. If you go to your library you should see a Clue 1 PDF. If you need more help feel free to email me contact@mariknits.com or visit the Ravelry group. Thanks!

  2. Charlene lemieur
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    Mari, I have gotten the first set of 2016 MKAL instructions & now I am wondering is there a site those Mountain Perspectives River wash sport can be purchased in the mini skeins?
    Thanks

    • Mari
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      Try fiberwild.com

  3. Krista
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    Hi Mari,

    Your blog says to start with 4 rows of garter, but the pattern states 6 — which is correct? I know it won’t matter overall, but I’m curious for the final clue so I can be sure I match.

    Thanks
    Krista

    • Mari
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      It’s 6. thanks for catching that, I’ll update the blog post!

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