**PRE ORDER - Stephen West MKAL 2021 - Choose Your Base

**PRE ORDER - Stephen West MKAL 2021 - Choose Your Base

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This kit is for the upcoming Stephen West MKAL 2021.

The kit will include 5 skeins of your chosen colours on your chosen base, the perfect quantity for the MKAL.  Please see the MKAL information below for all of the details.

Please note that the pattern is not included.  You will need to purchase the MKAL pattern directly from Stephen West to take part.

There are 4 bases to choose from.

4ply BFL : 100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester UK Yarn
- Four plies with naturally woolly feel. It is strong, silky, and lustrous. This yarn is also suitable for socks when knitted at a tight gauge
- A great superwash, no nylon, sock yarn alternative.
- Approx. 400m per 100gm hank

4ply 100% Merino
- Four plies are twisted together to produce a luxuriously soft and springy yarn, perfect for next to skin contact.
- Ideal for accessories, jumpers, cardigans and much more
- Approx. 400m per 100gm hank

Single Ply 100% Merino
- A soft, single ply fingering weight yarn. Extra fine superwash merino is used to give a plump, silky yarn with a pearly lustre.
- Ideal for accessories, jumpers, cardigans and much, much more.
- Approx 400m per 100gm hank.

4ply Merino Cashmere Nylon (MCN Fingering Weight)
- Extrafine superwash merino wool is blended with cashmere for a super soft, plump yarn with next to the skin softness. A little nylon is added for durability.
- Perfect for luxurious jumpers, socks, gloves and shawls.
- Approx 400m per 100gm hank.

There are a number of kit ideas to choose from but you can also build your own kit by choosing any five colours from our entire dyed to order catalogue.

Alternatively, If you can't find a colour that makes your heart sing, please do get in touch and we can create you a truly one off custom colour way.

To order, simply choose your chosen base.  All orders will ship within 14 days of order, and usually much quicker so you can cast on as soon as possible.


Shawlography: Westknits MKAL 2021

It’s MKAL season! The MKAL is my annual Mystery Shawl Knit Along and this year’s shawl is called is called Shawlography. We will cast on the Shawlography mystery shawl on October 8 and knit together throughout the month of October as I release a section of the pattern each week until the final design is revealed. The Mystery Shawl is a complete surprise, so when you sign up by purchasing the pattern, you just know what types of yarn and needles you need along with color recommendations. Then, I will entertain you with a beautiful show-stopping shawl as we start knitting in October.

Clue 1 - Friday, October 8
Join me at 6:30pm Amsterdam time for a virtual cast on party hosted on Instagram LIVE @westknits on October 8!

Clue 2 - Friday, October 15
Clue 3 - Friday, October 22
Clue 4 - Friday, October 29

When you purchase this pattern, you will receive an introductory PDF containing all the yarn information and details for the MKAL. You will receive the first instructions for the pattern Friday, October 8. Then, you will receive a section of the mystery shawl pattern each week until the final design is revealed on October 29.

5 colors of fingering weight yarn (100g of each color)

It’s important to have contrast amongst your colors in order to see the details and crisp lines in the fabric. Solid, semi-solid, and lightly speckled fingering weight yarns are all great options for this year’s shawl. Try to avoid using very busy variegated and highly speckled yarns for all of the colors. It’s okay to have some painterly splashes for some of your colors, but I recommend crisp clean contrast for this year’s shawl.