Circo Cowl Mystery Knitalong Progress - Clue 4

We had a photo shoot today here at McKnittey. It was a ton of fun, but I did not get much sleep in anticipation of it.

I love all the samples I have knitted for McKnittey, but it was really exciting to see other people in the shawls and scarves. It really gives life and movement to them.

Circo Gauge Swatch

I have been working on the gauge swatch while waiting impatiently for the Nelkin Designs Circo Mystery Knitalong (MKAL). I confess I often bypass making a gauge swatch for shawls, scarves and cowls because the are usually one size. However, for this project, which uses a gradient and every bit of the skein, it is important to make sure you are getting gauge so you have enough yarn.

Circo Cowl MKAL

I am constantly working on store samples so I know how the yarns I recommend and sell will work in a project. It is very important to us to have what I call "inventory integrity." In other words, what we carry to sell is what we would buy ourselves.I decided that I needed to take a break from work knitting and make something for myself. Laura Nelkin's latest mystery knitalong project, the Circo Cowl, is launching September 15.

The Circus is in Town!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of KnitCircus gradients in Greatest of Ease and Corriedale Sock bases.