MKAL sign ups and MKAL kits at Stephen & Penelope launch on September 2nd 16:00 (Amsterdam time).

Welcome to the 14th Westknits Mystery Shawl Knit Along (MKAL)! We are going to have so much fun knitting an out of this world shawl design. This year’s shawl will be a geometric explosion of color using a gradient of four colors. Join me as I guide you through the mesmerizing stitches of this year’s mystery shawl with video tutorials throughout October. Get ready to blast off as we cast on Thursday, October 5!

MKAL Details

Sign Up

Sign up by purchasing this Geogradient Shawl starting September 2 at 16:00 Amsterdam time on Ravelry.


  • Clue 1 - Thursday, October 5
  • Clue 2 - Thursday, October 12
  • Clue 3 - Thursday, October 19
  • Clue 4 - Thursday, October 26


    The overall shape and dimensions are part of the mystery! Geogradient Shawl will be a large shawl, similar in size to Starflake or Winter Lights Shawl. It won’t be quite as massive as some previous MKAL shawls that used 5 colors like Texture time or Slipstravaganza. There will be an option at the end of the MKAL to customize the size as well if you have extra yarn to make the shawl larger or if you want to stop a bit early for a smaller shawl. ;)


    Fingering weight

    This year’s shawl features a gradient of 4 colors of fingering weight yarn, 100g of each colour.

  • Colour A - lightest colour
  • Colour B - a little bit darker than A
  • Colour C - a little bit darker than B and lighter than D
  • Colour D - darkest colour

    You can use any yarn to participate, whether it’s from Stephen & Penelope, your local yarn shop, or your stash!


    Approximately 1520yds / 1388m total

  • Colour A - 380yds / 347m
  • Colour B - 380yds / 347m
  • Colour C - 380yds / 347m
  • Colour D - 380yds / 347m

    If your fingering weight yarn comes in 100g skeins, then you will need 1 skein of each color. If yarn comes in 50g skeins/balls, you will need 2 skeins/balls of each color. You need 100g of fingering weight yarn for each color (400g of fingering weight yarn total). You may have some leftovers, but it’s best to have the recommended amount of yarn listed above.


    US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge 1 spare circular needle the same size or smaller for holding sts OR waste yarn.


    4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    Ravelry Group

    Join the Ravelry MKAL 2023 group for discussion threads each week and to show off you beautiful MKAL progress!

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