Je Ne Sais Quoi MKAL

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Get your stitches ready, Knit Eco Chic’s annual MKAL opens for pre-sale today. The Je Ne Sais Quoi MKAL is as unique as each of you and all about you stitching your yarn-i-tude into a light-weight, easy to wear, summer shawl… thing!

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Summer knitting fun turns Friday into Friyay!

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During the MKAL – knitting and chit chat in the MKAL thread, “Find Your Yarn-i-tude Psychological Analysis” (game), blog interviews, FO thread fun, and prizes!

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Sneak peek from the design photo shoot!

Set those naughty digits loose! Since you won’t show us, tell me more!!!
“THING” – what’s up with thing? While technically a shawl, the design is such that there is not the standard bulk behind the neck as with regular shawls making it summer suitable! You block the design in the shape of a heart so that it lays perfectly when worn.

Picking the best yarn: approximately 300 yards per 100 grams of your favorite sport weight yarn, given the summer appeal and light weight nature. The design works up in 77% main color and 23% contrasting color. Not into stripes? It would also look smashing in a single-skein gradient, semi-solid, tonal, or single color too!

I knit my sample in 270yds/ 240m per 90g/ 3.17oz sport weight eco yarn:
210yds/ 192m per 70g/ 2.47oz Logwood (MC) and 60yds/ 55m per 20g/ 0.71oz Myrobalan & Iron (CC)
Vegan Yarn Capella 100% organic cotton, Fair Trade, hand dyed yarn with 136 glass Japanese Seed beads.
Single skein info on the yarn: 300 yards (274m) per 100 grams (3.53oz). 

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette Stitch. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Join the MKAL today and post your yarn intentions in the pre-MKAL chat thread here!

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