Saturday, January 17, 2009

1.17.09 - swatch blocking

Mystic Star - Swatch with Malabrigo Lace in "Azul Bolita"
(the yarn is actually a deeper blue than pictured)

Mystic Star is a new KAL sponsored by Anna of Knit & Knag.

It is the sixth Mystic pattern she's designed, and is one of a series of KALs that Anna has run. One or two of the Mystic Patterns were offered for sale, rather than as part of a KAL.

The swatch pattern I used is available to members of the Mystic Star Yahoo! Group. When you sign up on Anna's blog, you'll get an invitation to join the Yahoo! Group. The first clue will be released on Monday, January 26, 2009 and each Monday thereafter until February 16, 2009.

If you are interested in a circular lace mystery knit along, click into Anna's blog for more details.

I generally can't keep up with KALs, but I love starting them! In this case, I'll be away when the last clue is released. I just might have time to catch up on my cruise, so I can start the last clue when I return.

My swatch is a little smaller than the one posted for the pattern, but I'm okay with that. I like the fabric. I already have the yarn. Gauge isn't as important for a shawl or stole as it is for a sweater - unless it is WAAAAY too big or WAAAAY to small. I have the right proportions, even though I'm off by about 1 inch. I may try one needle size up and see if I still like the fabric, but I'm betting this US3 Addi Lace circular will be the one I use for this adventure!

Until next time.

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