Countdown to Christmas MKaL 2018

Knit snowman wearing a scarf & hat with the text: Countdown to Christmas 2018 Mystery Knit-a-Long

10g of fingering-weight yarn per day will make the countdown to Christmas such fun!

I don’t know about you guys, but I always get so excited about the mystery 10g mini-skein advent calendars. I love opening them up to a new surprise each day to see what the dyer has decided to tuck in. I love how adorable these little minis are & I especially love that I get a little yarny present each day! The only problem is that twenty-five 10g mini-skeins of mystery fingering weight yarn can be pretty hard to wrangle into a cohesive project. So, I created a pattern just for this problem!

For this Mystery Knit-a-Long we’ll be using either a pre-made yarn advent calendar, a homemade one or just 3 skeins of yarn that you love together. Each day of the MKaL (Dec 1-25), you’ll receive a piece of the pattern that will build on the piece from the day before. The pieces all add up to a beautiful, textural shawl that is slightly asymmetrical & a great way to use those minis the day you open them!

Upon purchase you will receive the cover sheet with all the pattern information. You will receive each clue via email by midnight (CST) the day before you’ll open your yarn. (So, clue 1 will drop by 11:59 PM CST on November 30.) This way you’ll have your pattern ready for your new yarn when you wake up.

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Countdown to Christmas MKaL 2018 Details

Size One Size for the MKaL After the pattern is released there will be other sizing options.

Finished Measurements 22” x 45” / 55 x 114 cm

Yarn Sample used approximately 1,100 yds / 1,005 meters in a wide mix of fingering-weight yarns.

Needles US 3 (3.25mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge


24 sts x 36 rows / 4" (10 cm) in stockinette, un-blocked


Scale (optional)


Stitch Markers

Tapestry Needle

Notes This pattern is written to work with any fingering-weight yarn advent calendar regardless of dyeing technique used on the yarn so feel free to jump in & play. Alternatively, if you haven’t purchased a pre-made yarn advent calendar from your favorite indie dyer you can always make your own from leftover bits in your stash. (That’s what I did. :laughing: ) Just weigh out twenty-five 10g balls of yarn & toss them into a bag. Each day, pick one out & go to town. Don’t let those precious mini-skeins & leftovers go unused!

For those of you who want nothing to do with random craziness happening in your shawl, you could also just pick 3 skeins of yarn that you love & alternate them through the days. For example, use your Color 1 on Days 1, 4, 7, 10… etc. Your Color 2 would be used on Days 2, 5, 8, 11… etc. & Color 3 would be for Days 3, 6, 9, 12… etc.

Featured Techniques I’ll post links as the techniques/pattern pieces are released.

The Countdown To Christmas Mystery Knit-a-Long Pattern is available for

$3.00 USD

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