Monday, March 12, 2012

Saltire Mystery CAL

Since I did Mystery Knit Along, I think it's only fair that I also do Mystery Crochet Along. It's called
Saltire Mystery CAL.

A saltire is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross ☓ or letter x. I name this shaw Saltire because you can find a lot of x-stitches all over the shawl.
Saltire is a half circle-ish shaped shawl with interesting construction. You can make this shawl with 1 color or 2 colors. Both give you stunning result.
Instruction come in 2 sizes, small and large, but you can adjust the size. As with all my other patterns, this pattern comes with both written instructions and charts.

Suggested yarn and yardage needed: Any sock yarn (920 - 1,600 yards)
You need at least 2 skeins of yarn to do a small size shawl (if you are not a tight crocheter like me most likely that you need 3 skeins) and 4 skeins to make the large one.
For 2 colors shawl the ratio is 50:50.
I used Rendezvous Forever Sock 2 skeins (200g, 920 yards) for small size.

Hook: 4.50 mm (G) and 5.00 (H) (adjust hook size accordingly if you use thinner/thicker yarn)

Notions: Removable stitch markers for crochet

Level: Advanced

The CAL is divided into 4 Clues published every Thursday starting on May, 24.
1st clue: May, 24
2nd clue: May, 31
3rd clue: June, 7
4th clue: June, 14

To participate into The “Saltire” Mystery KAL, there are 2 options:

Option 1: Buy the kit (yarns and clues).
For 1 color kit, choose the color from here.
For 2 colors kit, choose the color combination below.
Payment by Paypal, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry (please let me know your Ravelry username and your color choice during check out) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.
Latest date to order: April 24, 2012.

Option 2: Buy the clues only.
Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
Latest date to order: May 16, 2012

Once you bought the clues or the yarn, you’ll receive a notification every time a new Clue is uploaded.
You also need to sign up here.

At the end of the KAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost.
Afer May 16, the price will be revised to a full price USD 6,-

Pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the KAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern.

Color Combination:

Combination 1: Pixie Dust & Fog

Combination 2: Lavender & Blooming Fuchsia

Combination 3: Ethereal & Reef

Info about the yarn:
Name: Rendezvous Forever Sock
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Yardage/Weight: approx. 460 yds / 100g
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
Hand wash always recommended
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

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