The Knitting Circle Mystery Knit Along: Yarn Requirements

We’re so excited to knit with you! The Knitting Circle is hosting a free Mystery Knit Along over the course of three weeks. Each week, new instructions will be released until the project is finished. Still need to sign up to get the weekly instructions in your inbox? Sign up here!

This pattern was created by Managing Editor of The Knitting Circle, Jen Lucas. Jen has been knitting for almost 20 years and designing patterns for over a decade. She has designed knit and crochet patterns for yarn companies and magazines and has self-published dozens of patterns.

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154 Responses to “The Knitting Circle Mystery Knit Along: Yarn Requirements”
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Eloise,

        Thank you for contacting us.

        The Challenge is already over. But you are free to access the content and try the challenge as well.

        If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

        Sincerely,

        Lindsay
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  1. Leslie Behm
    Leslie Behm

    I love Jen’s patterns. I am going to be going very slow unfortunately. A broken wrist and foot do not lend themselves to speedy knitting.

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  2. Maureen
    Maureen

    I must have missed the yarn requirements and now can’t find them. Can only access the instructions for week 1. Thank you

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  3. Mary Hoge
    Mary Hoge

    I can’t get the information for the yarn requirements. Can somebody please help me? I need to make sure I have ordered what I need. Thanks

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  4. Maggie Avrit
    Maggie Avrit

    So glad we can save this pattern and instructions. I’m already so involved in knitting for Christmas! Thanks!!!

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  5. Jackie R. Iannarelli
    Jackie R. Iannarelli

    Haven’t started yet but already the directions will require some concertation.

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  6. Anne Winter
    Anne Winter

    Looking for the weight of yarn for the KAL. Please and thank you. Cant wait to get started.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Dorotha. I am sorry what is it that you had a question on? We would be happy to assist. You can also chat with us on our site or give our customer service team a call at 1-833-622-6523.
      Thanks
      Jean
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  7. Mary Martin
    Mary Martin

    Just FYI…..it is really hard to find this page, any of the directions, and any general information or even that this opportunity exists. I have thrown out my emails, because I assumed this would be in the index somewhere. You aren’t providing easy access to this KAL.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Mary. Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comment to the proper department. We value your opinion and it will help with the development of our online streaming community. We will continue to listen and work hard for your complete satisfaction.
      Thanks
      Jean
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  8. Yvonne Erlichman
    Yvonne Erlichman

    The link for yarn requirements goes back to landing page. There’s no functioning link for materials

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  9. Karen Boswell
    Karen Boswell

    Am interested in the yarn and needle requirements for the mystery knit along.
    Thank you

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  10. Margery Meadows
    Margery Meadows

    I am really having a time trying to download this information. Every time I try to download using the provided link, it takes me to a new page with another link. It’s an endless circle. I am not a novice computer user and feel this is very confusing.

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  11. Maxine
    Maxine

    I want to copy it and do if I like the finished project. I just started a honey cowl I need to complete for cold walks these winter mornings in Tallahassee FL. Today is Jan 5. Too far behind to catch up.

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  12. BRIGID M BROWN
    BRIGID M BROWN

    I would love to see the final result of the project have instructions but want to see photo please

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  13. Mary Jo Matthews
    Mary Jo Matthews

    I saw this today, March 6 2021 on my Facebook page. You advertised it as a MKAL I now have all of the instructions sort of takes the mystery out of the KAL!!

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  14. Jensen Sharon Hougestol
    Jensen Sharon Hougestol

    Excited. I’ve never done this type of thing before so I’m a bit nervous

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  15. Bonnie Donish
    Bonnie Donish

    Do we need to use wool or can we use something else I am highly allergic to wool.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Bonnie,

      Thank you for contacting us.
      You can use any DK-Weight yarn that you like. I just wouldn’t use any kind of novelty yarn or yarn with halo (like mohair). Any smooth yarn will work just fine!

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  16. Donna
    Donna

    So when is this supposed to start? I have the yarn requirements and the abbreviations but no pattern!

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  17. Lyn Turner
    Lyn Turner

    Is this 8 ply and approximate grams of wool required please as my supplier doesn’t have length on balls

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Lyn,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Yes, it is 8 ply. You’ll need about 200 grams of each color (400 grams total).

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  18. Tammy Brown
    Tammy Brown

    Is their a video on how to start it with the picking up of stitches? I think I did it right but not sure without being able to see a picture

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  19. Heather MacDougall
    Heather MacDougall

    I’m late to the knit along but still wanted to give this a try. Is there a different color suggestion that you can offer I’m not a huge pink fan.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Heather,

      We have received the following response from our experts regarding your question:

      Really, any two colors you like together will work. I’ve seen some really pretty ones made with a white or cream as color B. You could then use any color you like with color A. I would recommend solid or semi-solid colors so that the colors don’t fight with the stitch patterns.

      Sincerely,

      Terri
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  20. KIM ALEXANDER-THOMSON
    KIM ALEXANDER-THOMSON

    Since all weeks have been released, is there a picture of the finished project? I’m having trouble right at the start gate turning my knitting clockwise.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Kim. I’ve attached a couple of photos! 😊
      Jen
      The Knitting Circlehttps://tnmarketingcs.zendesk.com/attachments/token/sP2oQiPMRj8U8qK9EJ53HrgZl/?name=Mystery+Challenge+Shawl.jpghttps://tnmarketingcs.zendesk.com/attachments/token/59YXvVdaVYDLmGbApCxAnvcfz/?name=Mystery+Challenge+Shawl+2.jpg

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  21. Louise Wisniewski
    Louise Wisniewski

    Ticket 36902 Since this is March, do we have to wait till Dec. to get first instruction?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Marcia,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Yes, or we provide the content on our site. Below the requirements you can lick on the red links and it will allow you to download the other information.

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  22. Michelle Deel
    Michelle Deel

    Thank you.!. looking at week one already confused about the turning clockwise picking up stitches instruction. Is there a video to follow along with?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Michelle,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      We do not provide a video tutorial along with the challenge. Good idea thou!
      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Lorrie,

      Thank you for contacting us. Below the DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTION box. There are red titles. You can click on those pages and download the information for each week.

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I am not sure what you mean. Could you please provide more information.

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Phyllis,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Please download the PDF instructions will provide you all the information you need to know.

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  23. Pamela
    Pamela

    I have started the mystery knit this week and am not a proficient knitter. I was wondering how most people attack Chart A do they keep cutting the yarn at the end of every two rows or carry the colour not used up the side or how do they do this. Thanks for the help

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Pamela,

      We have received the following response from our experts regarding your question:

      Most people will carry the yarn up the side while working the two-color charts. The easiest way is to simply knit the first stitch of each Right Side row by knitting both yarns together. Just remember to treat that as a single stitch when you work it again on the Wrong Side Row. You also can simply drop one color and pick up the next color to carry it up the side. We have a video for that here: https://www.theknittingcircle.com/video/carrying-yarns-along-side-of-your-project-018749/

      Sincerely,

      Terri
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  24. Mary Zastrow
    Mary Zastrow

    I have completed the ‘Mystery’ shawl. I used “alize” Microfiber Acrylic. Your last instruction for finishing is ti Block the shawl to finished size. HOW DO I BLOCK AN ALL ACRYLIC ITEM? Thanks!
    Mary Z. mezastrow@gmail.com

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Mary,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      Sometimes with acrylic yarn, you don’t need to block it all. Many knitters are happy with how it looks right off the needles! If you do want to block it, I recommend using steam. Do not touch your iron to the shawl – an iron will melt acrylic yarn. If you have the space, the best way to block acrylic shawls is to pin it out on blocking mats while dry and then run the steam over it. Let it dry (which doesn’t take long) and then unpin and wear. If you don’t have the space for that, just hitting it with some steam in sections on your ironing board (again, not touching the iron to the shawl) works too.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions
      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  25. KATHY A BATCHELDER
    KATHY A BATCHELDER

    i joined last week , went out bought the yarn, . now looking for the instructions????

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