The thing about a mystery knitalong is…the mystery. While Stephen West provided some very rough guidelines for choosing yarn, what we knew when we cast on was that this would be a three-color shawl. And that’s pretty much it.
I do think that the Westknits designs deserve just about all of the hype they get. They are modern, without being severe; they can be fancy without being fussy; bold without being unwearable. They give me the same feeling I get wearing a twirly skirt.
I used Ella Rae Lace Merino in colors 41 (chocolate), 141 (variegated browns & greens), and 9 (acid green). It was lovely to work with, and it became even lovelier after a nice bath in Eucalan wool wash. I had about 22 grams left of the acid green and chocolate, and about 31 grams left of the variegated. (Combined, they could make another nice, small project.)
Through October 20th, Stephen is offering a 25% discount on individual patterns when you enter mysteryrevealed as the coupon code when checking out through Ravelry. I’d recommend a look!