Autumn Dahlias MKAL by Tabetha Hedrick

Autumn Dahlias MKAL

Knitting
August 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter st, unblocked and unstretched.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1270 yards (1161 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for C$9.00 CAD
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“Every dahlia is love’s perfection in bloom.”

The abundant swath of dahlias sway against the skyline, seeming to wave their last farewells to the summer sun. At the height of their bloom, autumn seeps into the air like a whisper and the landscape takes on a richer hue. Dahlia’s soft petals, perfect and vibrant, beckon us into the season… and on to SweetGeorgia Yarn’s 5th Annual Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL).

This year’s MKAL is playful and colourful, evoking a delightful sense of abundance. Delicate lines and subtle patterns let the colours take over, like when autumn dahlias overtake the garden at the close of summer. With gradient sock blanks and contrasting skeins, you’ll reveal, clue by clue, a beautiful, wearable shawl at the end of five weeks. This is a MKAL you won’t want to miss.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE MKAL?
Simply purchasing the Autumn Dahlias MKAL Pattern automatically ensures you’ll receive every clue update, as well as the full pattern once it is launched.
All the fun and camaraderie of the MKAL will take place on the SweetGeorgia Yarns Blog and, for School of SweetGeorgia members, the Autumn Dahlias MKAL Group. Be sure to check either of these spots for commentary, chat, tutorials, and announcements.

WHEN ARE THE CLUES RELEASED?
Five weekly clues will be released on the following
dates:
» Clue 1: Aug 2
» Clue 2: Aug 9
» Clue 3: Aug 16
» Clue 4: Aug 23
» Clue 5: Aug 30
» Final Pattern: Sept 13
If you purchased via Ravelry, you’ll need to hit “update” in your library on Clue Day. If you purchased via sweetgeorgiayarns.com, you’ll receive a notification that the pattern as been updated; follow the link to download the updated Clue.

CAST-ON ZOOM PARTY
We hope you’ll join us on Aug 2 at 3pm EST (12 PST) for a fun Cast-On Party! Get to know your fellow knit-alongers and knit together for an hour. The link can be found on p 2 of the Planning PDF, available upon purchase.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
Knitters will need to know how to work: left, right, and centered decreases; knit front & back and yarn over increases; slipped stitches; picking up stitches; and cable and long-tail cast on.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
94 ½” / 240 cm wingspan
24” / 61 cm at the deepest point

YARN
Autumn Dahlias is worked with three gently contrasting colours, using one skein of CashLuxe Spark, one skein of Tough Love Sock, and one Sock Blank. The total yardage used is 1270 yds of fingering-weight yarn.
We’ve put the following sets together to help take some of the guesswork out, available HERE from sweetgeorgiayarns.com. The original sample was knit in Antique Blush.
1 SweetGeorgia Yarns Mystery Knit-Along Set in Antique Blush. The set contains:
» 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Blue Canoe (MC) (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).
» 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Cash Luxe Spark in Haze (CC1) (420 yd / 384 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Silver Stellina).
» 1 SweetGeorgia Yarns Sock Blank in Bloom & Blossom (CC2) (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g blank; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles, 24” / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Yarn needle

GAUGE
26 sts and 48 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter st, unblocked and unstretched.
23 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter st, after blocking.
21 sts and 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lace Swatch patt, after blocking.
Please note that changes in gauge will affect yardage used and final measurements.

PATTERN NOTES
The shawl is knit flat from side to side.
SweetGeorgia Yarns wants to ensure you have everything you need for your crafting success, so be sure to check out our growing library of knitting (and more) courses at schoolofsweetgeorgia.com.