Mystery Knit-Along 2021


image of a brown knitted rabbit, with a polka-dotted fabric bow
Hmm, what could the mystery toy be?

Announcing a mystery knit-along event starting on April 8! Would you enjoy knitting a brand-new Fuzzy Mitten design, along with a group of other knitters, with the added fun of not knowing what you're making until the end of the event? Bring some excitement and cuteness to your knitting basket and join us!


To join the KAL, all you need to do is purchase the pattern (here, or Ravelry). The file you will purchase contains all the information shared here. Beginning on April 8, you will receive one clue a week for a total of 4 weeks. Each week the download will include a new segment of the pattern (as well as all previous segments). The mystery part is that you won't know what the toy will be when you start, although you are welcome to guess at any time! Also, you can join any time during the 4 weeks. You'll just have to catch up!


If you purchased the pattern on Ravelry, each week you will get an email notifying you of the pattern update, with a link to download the next pattern clue. If you purchased the pattern on my website, I will add you to the KAL mailing list, with which I will send you the pattern clues each week as a PDF attachment. It’s important that you add me as a contact (barbara@fuzzymitten.com), so these emails will not get lost or rejected!


There are a few ways to share your project, and see what others are knitting:

1. You can use the thread for the knit-along in my Ravelry group.

2. You can check out the forum on the Share page of my website.

3. Use the hashtag #FMMKAL2021 on social media.


The pattern is intermediate level, and all pieces are knit flat. You will need to know how to work stockinette and ribbing, increase (m1), decrease (k2tog, ssk, s2kp, p2tog, p2tog tbl), work intarsia designs, follow a chart, and sew seams. If you need a refresher on intarsia, check out this tutorial on my blog. Please knit a swatch to check your gauge. I will be providing 3 different intarsia charts for the shirt, to give you more options that will fit your style and available yarn colours. The colour of yarn A is up to you, but choose something that contrasts with yarn B.


Toy Materials

40 g of worsted weight yarn in tan (yarn A), 25 g of worsted weight yarn in white (yarn B), 5 g of worsted weight yarn in black (yarn C), pair of 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, tapestry needle, stuffing, two 10.5 mm black safety eyes or buttons

Gauge

6.5 sts and 8 rows per 2.5 cm (1″) with worsted weight yarn on 4 mm needles


Outfit Materials

15 g of fingering weight yarn in colour A (main colour), 5 g of fingering weight yarn in colour B, 5 g of fingering weight yarn in colour C, pairs of 2.75 and 3 mm (US sizes 2 and 2.5) knitting needles, tapestry needle. Optional: 10 cm (4”) of narrow ribbon or small button, plus hand-sewing thread and needle to attach.

Gauge

7 sts and 8 rows per 2.5 cm (1”) in stockinette


Colour suggestions:

Chart 1: yarn A is light pink, yarn B is caramel, yarn C is white

Chart 2: yarn A is green, yan B is white, yarn C is black

Chart 3: yarn A is light blue, yarn B is brown, yarn C is beige


two stacks of yarn balls, in colours of light brown, white, and pink
The yarn I'll be using to knit the mystery toy