Thursday, September 2, 2010


This stitch-along has reached as far as Australia and is a virtual success. So far I have heard from teams of friendly knitters making the blanket as a baby shower gift and solo knitters using their subway time wisely. No matter how far the Mystery reaches the hookup is taking place online through, and the right here.

As a stash buster this project is right on time - in NYC Ultra Alpaca is currently ahead but this afternoon Karabella's Aurora 8 in a pale gray was the yarn of choice.

Here is the link to the next set of stitches — one stitch more intriguing than the other.

Take the time to figure out how to count the stitches in the row repeat. For example if the instruction reads " *k2, yo, k1, k2tog. twice, k1, yo, k2; repeat from * to end." the count would be 10 stitches. The numbers add up as follows: 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 accordingly. The "yo" and the "k2tog" count as one each. Now, you do need two stitches to do a "k2tog" , however, once the "k2tog" has been done the results add up to one stitch. Secondly, the "yo" replaces the stitch that was decreased by knitting a "k2tog".

Please post your progress on Ravelry or use the badge to tag the project.

FYI, the front cover is the same for each volume being released, it does not represent the order in which you knit, but it is a map for sewing the blanket together. Unless you decide to map the squares out in your own way.

These images are from a few knitters that completed Volume One. As you know the stitches have come to you under the name of some of the worlds most prolific mystery writers - the true name of the stitches will be revealed at the end of the Mystery Blanket Stitch-Along.
Thanks for knitting along!