Beyond the Wall MKAL

Beyond the Wall MKAL - Completed

About two months ago, I signed up for my first mystery knit-a-long (MKAL): the Beyond the Wall MKAL (Ravelry link).  I honestly didn’t know what I was getting into; I’m so used to being able to check my progress against provided photographs that I found that the hardest part of the whole thing.

Beyond the Wall MKAL - Completed

So, the good parts.  First of all, the yarn (a custom dyeing of Lorna’s Laces Solemate) was perfectly lovely to work with.  Soft, squishy, and a pleasure to knit.  And the project was a relatively quick one – about a month to a completed shawl.  And then for the less-good: bobbles.  Bobbles bobbles bobbles.  And I’m not particularly partial to the end result.  For a theme like “beyond the wall”, I’d hoped for something a bit more involved than what it is.  But that part was really my own fault: I could have, and should have, reviewed the designer’s other patterns.  A quick look at those would have told me what I needed to know, mostly that this designer isn’t big on lace, and I love lace in my shawls.

Beyond the Wall MKAL - Completed

Overall, I’m glad I did it, though unsure whether I would do it again.

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