Spin to Knit Mystery Along – February 2023

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February 2023 will bring us a mystery along that will chase the winter blues away.

You have until January 31 to pick about 200 grams of fiber to spin from your stash. You can spread out February with fiber prep, spinning the singles and creating the soft 2-ply the first half of the month and the second half of the month knitting a simple pattern which will end up being a cowl/wrap sort of garment.

Can’t spoil it all yet. The pattern will be a loosely written one that you will need to create a worsted weight yarn with an approx. 9 wpi and the gauge will knit around 4 sts/inch.

Do you trust me to lead you along for something fun? Then go dig out some fun colors for yourself. It can be natural or tonal or solids or variegated color barf, this simple knit will work for all.

Now, get back to your January spins and we will catch up on February 1!

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Spin to Knit Mystery Along February 2023

February 2023 mystery along that will chase the winter blues away.

Approx. 200 grams fiber to spin (any color or fiber)

Knitting Needles to gauge completed yarn to about 4 sts/inch.

I will post the loosely written pattern on my website around February 15 for the 1764 makers to complete by February 28.

We will use #spin2knitMALFeb2023 for sharing our progress on Instagram.

That’s it. Pretty simple but fun!

02.14.23: See the update below.
02.20.23: Final update as noted below.

Simple Handspun Cowl


Approximately 200 grams of handspun

US Size 8 Needles

Gauge: approx. 4 sts/inch though not highly critical

K – Knit         P – Purl      S1 – Slip one stitch purlwise

To adjust your stitch number, use a multiple of 5 + 2.

Cast on 62 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): P2, *K1, S1 purlwise, K1, P2; repeat from * to end.

Row 2 (WS): K2, *P3, K2; repeat from * to end.

Work these two rows for about 35″. 

Bind off.

Final Update 02.20.23:
Block your piece, based on gauge given, approximately 15″ x 35″, though with the squishy rib it may be narrower or wider, a bit shorter or longer, depending on your own gauge.

Block as you wish (I steam blocked mine), take the bind off edge and bring it down along one side of the piece, seaming from the cast on edge up the side to the bind off edge.  This creates the cowl.

Edit: Completed 02.26.23