Get ready for MKAL 2022!

Get ready for MKAL 2022!

It's almost time for the Westknits Mystery Knit A Long 2022 and I can't wait to share it with you! The theme for this year's shawl is Twists & Turns, so get ready to be taken on a wild Westknits adventure! There will be more details announced over the next few days on social media and in your inbox, but I wanted you to be the first to know that MKAL season is here so keep your eyes peeled for exciting MKAL updates. 

MKAL sign ups and our big kit launch at Stephen & Penelope will take place on the 3rd of September at 16:00 Amsterdam time. Check what time that is in your time zone here and set your alarms for the September 3rd kit launch reminder. We can't wait to begin the 13th annual Westknits MKAL journey!

To ensure you get your hands on the kit of your dreams, don't forget to create an account with Stephen & Penelope before the launch and to have already added any extra items to your shopping basket prior to 16:00 for a smooth and speedy checkout. For example, if you want any other individual yarns or notions, add those to your carts before the kit launch and then when the kits launch at 16:00, add your favorite kit to your shopping cart with the rest of your items and checkout. We don't hold stock that's in your basket, so take those steps to guarantee a quicker checkout process.

New to MKAL?

MKAL stands for Mystery Knit A Long and it's a fun, social activity where knitters from all around the world make the same shawl project throughout the month of October. Nobody knows what the shawl will look like, but you can expect a stunning work of art filled with exciting techniques accompanied by detailed video tutorials demonstrating every section of the shawl. Each Thursday in October, starting October 6, a new clue (set of instructions) is revealed as a PDF update, so you get to watch your shawl grow and evolve one step at a time. The mystery element makes the knit a long that extra bit more exciting and it's your chance to learn something new while having tons of fun.

If this will be your first MKAL and you'd like to know more about what to expect, then check out the FAQs on our website.
Mystery History 
Get into the MKAL mood by revisiting the mystery history! This year will be my 13th MKAL design and we're going to knit some details into the shawl that I've never done before! We've made so many fun mystery shawls filled with interesting textures, playful stitches, and inventive shaping techniques. Every year keeps getting better and better, especially with so many of you joining in on the fun. Gather a group of friends and share your Twists & Turns adventure on Ravelry and Instagram with #WestknitsMKAL2022 and #TwistsandTurnsShawl. A big part of MKAL is the sense of community it creates, and I love looking back at all of the wonderful patterns and your renditions of them. Which is your favorite?

You can view the past 12 MKAL designs on Ravelry here!