Have you ever done a mystery project? A mystery knit along is a fun way to work on a project. Not only do you get to do some knitting, you also get to meet other knitters who are working on the same project. It’s a fun way to turn an individual activity into something that’s fun and interactive. Think of it like a book club for knitters.
The other fun part about mystery projects is that you start the project blind. The designer, or coordinator or the knit along, will share only a portion of the pattern at a time. The mystery of what techniques and stitches you’ll be working on adds to the fun of these projects.
Craftsy is hosting a Mystery Knit Along for November. The pattern featured in this knit along was designed by Felicia Lo. In addition to the pattern, you’ll also get:
- Access to a web-based tutorial
- Detailed written instructions
- Up close photos to help walk you through the pattern
- One skein of superwash wool yarn from SweetGeorgia
You can find lots of mystery projects and knit alongs on the web. If you are a member of Ravelry, you can do a search to find one to join. And if you’re not a knitter, there are also fun “craft-along” groups for crochet and other crafts. Craftsy is also hosting a Mystery Crochet-Along for November, so there’s a project for everyone!
Have you ever done a mystery project or joined a knit-along (or crochet along)? Would love to hear what you thought. I know that for me the only downside of a mystery project is that I don’t always have the time to keep-up with the pace of the project. But that’s OK. That just means that I end-up having all of the pattern available to me and I don’t have to wait for the next installment of the the pattern. And I also benefit from seeing everyone’s comments and design ideas. Because like any project, there’s always room to adjust a pattern to fit your style.