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Grianchloch MKAL | Clue 2

27th February 2024 KAL 2 min read
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I hope you’ve all enjoyed the first clue, now it’s time to move on from the short rows into the next stage of our shawl.

In this clue, we will continue to work the biased stitch pattern, with increases on one end and a decrease at the other end. We will continue to work with the main colour in garter stitch, but now, instead of short row wedges, we will be incorporating a Wave pattern in between the garter stitch sections.

The Wave Pattern

This Wave pattern is one of my favourite stitch patterns. It uses elongated stitches of different lengths to create a ‘wave’ effect. When you create these elongated stitches in a lighter-weight yarn, they become almost translucent, allowing the heavier garter stripes between the waves to dominate. This stitch pattern relies on very open stitches as well as the variation between the two weights of yarn. Because of this, the wave pattern will require blocking to open up fully!

This stitch pattern is in multiples of 10 stitches, and we will block that off with stitch markers at the start and end. The stitches at the start will continue to increase due to the yarn overs and the stitches at the end will continue to decrease. However, our pattern stitches in the middle will remain the same!

The blocks of Wave Pattern will be worked 4 times in total. If you have two contrasting colours, you will be changing between them, but if you are using a single contrast, all wave patterns will be in your chosen colour.

Note: If you’ve made your shawl wider in the first clue, you will need to adjust the number of repeats you work for the Wave Pattern.

As there are edge stitches on each end, this should be easy to do.

Don't forget if you have any questions you can join us over on YouTube Live or pop your questions into our community Knithub.

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Don't forget to pop all your finished clue 2 photos into this thread for our community prize raffle! 

How to join the 2024 Mystery Knit-along

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During the knit-along, you'll get complimentary access to all our step-by-step workshops for the MKAL as well as our exclusive community threads over on Knithub.

You can catch up on clue 1 right here.

I hope you enjoy working the Wave Pattern in clue 2 as much as I do!

About the Author

Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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