Join the Paradise Fiber Club as we go Sleuthing in the Starlight on our premiere Murder Mystery Knit Along this October 2019. Get your kit with 2 skeins of MTosh Merino Light for the lovely lacey Starlight Shawl, designed by our very own Kristen Olson. The mystery pattern will be released in 3 parts, starting on Oct 18th, accompanied by an installment of the Murder Mystery: Sleuthing in the Starlight, by Elaina Sicilia. See an excerpt below of the first act released in our October Fiber of the Month Club.
This exceptionally lovely lace shawl has 3 parts that cohesively blend into a beautiful cascade of drapey, extra-fine merino wool. Two contrasting colors, or even a tantalizing trio bring the sections of this mysteriously delightful shawl to life. Wrap the lengths of hand-dyed extrafine merino wool around you to block out the blustery weather as you sleuth your way around the eery and chilly brick rooms of the Paradise Fibers.
The Pattern is available to purchase and download separately here.
Join the Paradise sleuthing team on Ravelry to discover what happened to the lovely and lavish Secretary Starlight. There will be exclusive backstories, insight into the mysterious events surrounding the Worldwide Wool Federation, and much excitement. Don't miss out on this adventure!
2 skeins of MadelineTosh Merino Light in contrasting and complementary pairs
3 skeins of MadelineTosh Merino Light in Character Colorways
- Instantly downloadable PDF file for the "Starlight Shawl" pattern by Kristen Olson. Released in 3 parts starting on Oct. 18th.
- Instantly downloadable PDF file for Part 1 of our Murder Mystery: Sleuthing in the Starlight and included Character Studies, written by Elaina Sicilia/CraftyCrowPF. The next 3 installments will be released starting on Oct. 18th.
Pattern and Story Release Schedule:
Oct 18th: Starlight Shawl PT 1 & Murder Mystery Pt 2
Oct 25th: Starlight Shawl PT 2 & Murder Mystery Pt 3
Nov 1st: Starlight Shawl PT 3 & Murder Mystery Finale
Murder Mystery Finale will be stretched out over the first week of November. Participants will have a week to finish knitting their mystery shawl as well and post it on our Ravelry thread.
Experience level: 2/4 Advanced beginner
Yarn: MadelineTosh Merino Light Yarn / hand dyed / 100% Merino Wool / 420yds / 100g
Yardage: 800 total yards fingering weight yarn in 2 colors (400 yds of each color)
Needle size: US 4 (3.5 mm) 32" (60 cm) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
SLEUTHING IN THE STARLIGHT
By: Elaina Sicilia
"It is a blustery Autumn afternoon in Paradise as the Worldwide Wool Federation gathers to discuss matters of the utmost importance. Multi-hued Corriedale from around the world have come together to not only discuss the fiber trade business and future Fiber Clubs, but to vote on the newest addition to the elite group. As each sheep trots in, the table fills with extravagant colors in every shade; each member has embellished themselves with their finest silks, gems, and felted finery. Although the outward appearance is one of civility and warmness, there seems to be a sense of trepidation amongst the members as knowing looks are shared across the table and the wind buffets the brick walls of the building.
While the seats begin to fill the final two members arrive outside. The trees rustle with anticipation as the wind whistles through their leaves, sending the lovely Secretary Starlight’s impeccably fashioned hat soaring through the air..."
to be continued