Brioche + Mystery MKAL 2021 Kit

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This listing is for a yarn kit in the colours shown in the listing images, to make the Brioche + Mystery MKAL by Susanne Sommer @sosuknits which starts on May 21st


The kit includes 4 skeins of Merino/Nylon 75/25 425m per 100g

The kit does not include the pattern; this can be bought & downloaded from Ravelry here or via Susanne’s website here 

The following information is from Susanne’s website:

 Info from SoSu website

MKAL schedule: 

  • Part 1: Friday, May 21
  • Part 2: Friday, May 28
  • Part 3: Friday, June 4
  • Part 4: Friday, June 11

DETAILS

More details can be found in the General Info document you receive after purchasing the pattern!

Yarn:

4 colors of fingering weight yarn  (ca. 366-400 m per 100 g)

Yardage:

366 m / 400 yds / 1 skein per color
1464 m / 1600 yds / 4 skeins in total

Gauge:

21 sts / 42 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in garter stitch
21 sts / 21 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in brioche stitch

Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished shawl and your yardage! 

Needles:

US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape); plus larger needle-size (e.g. US 7/4.5 mm) for bind-off;

While one set of circular needles with a long cable (at least 100 cm / 40″) is sufficient, a second set with a shorter cable (60-80 cm / 24-32″) or DPNs in the same needle size is recommended!

Notions:

tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

 

How it works:

You will get some basic information before the start of the MKAL on May 21, so you can have all your materials ready to go, and you also get three pieces, and only three, of information on the project on the design:

  1. It’s a shawl.
  2. You need four colors of fingering weight yarn.
  3. The probability for brioche is 100%.

The pattern is split up into four parts, which will be released one week apart starting May 21 (see schedule below for details). 
If you’ve already purchased the pattern beforehand, you will get an automatic e-mail with a download link sent to you. 

You can get started right away as soon as each part is released, join in later, or wait until all parts have been released and you can see the full design; you don’t have to finish each part before the next is released! Please knit at your own pace and just enjoy the process! It’s supposed to be a fun communal knit-a-long, not a race to the blocking mat!

Required skills:

Basic knitting skills are required, but the pattern will be fully supported with video tutorials and I will host live Q&As, post tips and tricks, and answer questions when they arise, so you should be able to follow along, even if you are new to brioche knitting.

If you want to get some practice in, have a look at the Brioche Basix tutorial, or use the gauge swatch to get familiar with the technique.

Social aspect:

The social aspect of a knit-a-long is at least as important and the pattern. I want all knitters to be able to share their progress, ask questions (and get answers from me, the designer, and other knitters knitting along), and cheer each other on.

Please use the MKAL tag #SosuMKAL2021 on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) & and tag me #sosuknits@sosuknits!

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Hand-dyed by me using professional acid dyes.

Please keep in mind while I try to photograph the yarn true to colour, there may be a slight difference from monitor to monitor. 

The yarn has been thoroughly rinsed, however light colour bleed may still occur.

These skeins are dyed in the same batch, however, no two skeins are alike. It is recommended that you alternate skeins in your project to avoid obvious colour differences.

Recommended to hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.