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This is crossposted from Curiousity.ca, my personal maker blog. If you want to link to this post, please use the original link since the formatting there is usually better.

I did manage to cast on one of those knit-a-longs: the fingerless mitt “Catch a Falling Star” MKAL. since clue 2 has now been released (as I write this — I think clue 3 might be released by the time this posts), here’s my pictures from casting on and clue 1!


Catch a falling star MKAL


I’m using Knitpicks Capretta in the Admiral colourway. This is super lush:



Fiber Content: 80% Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon

Weight: Fingering Weight

Knitting Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1 on #1-3 needles (2.25mm – 3.25mm)

Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sc = 4” on B – E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm)

Yards: 230

Grams: 50

Put Up: ball

Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat


I decided after taking this photo to go with the green beads, since I like how they catch the light.


Catch a falling star MKAL (Clue 1)


This is not an easy pattern to do: the beaded section made my hand cramp up so badly that I had to take painkillers and rest, and I haven’t had sore wrists with any regularity since high school. I had to switch needles to metal ones to handle the purl-yo-purl that makes the texture there. And you knit part of it inside out and have to do a stitch swap… it’s definitely a challenging pattern.


Catch a falling star MKAL (Clue 1)


But it’s so pretty! And it is super soft with the cashmere blend yarn and those plush bobble-like POP sections.


Catch a falling star MKAL (Clue 1)


I haven’t done the second cuff because I’m not feeling like pulling yarn out of the middle of the ball *and* I’m not feeling like cramping up my hand again, but I think I will move on to clue 2 now that I’ve documented clue 1!

Date: January 19th, 2016 06:43 am (UTC)
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Sympathy on the super painfulness, but that is very pretty!

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