A Sunday Special: The Doodler WestKnits Fall 2015 MKAL


Stephen West has announced a new Mystery Knit Along!!   (I’m excited!!  I will not be editing all the !!! out!!) Here’s what we do know…it’s a shawl (my fav!) and it uses 3 colors.  That’s pretty much all I need to know…I love it already!   The name of the pattern is The Doodler.  It’s conjuring amazing mental images for me!  I can’t wait to see what Stephen has cooked up for us!

Clue One arrives November 6th.  That’s plenty of time to dither over colors.  I proudly proclaimed that my first trio of colors was it.  I was done, I had a plan, all I had to do was wait.  Ha!  So, now I have several plans.   :)

I went stashdiving first!  I have a large stash of MadelineTosh Pashmina, single skeins just for this purpose!  I love to play mix n match with my yarn!  I’ve got (at least) two friends joining me so I imagined what each of us, with our own unique style would pick.

Here’s Kim & Clementine…


Both lovely but not quite me, here’s what I picked for myself…


It would have been perfectly acceptable except then I went to Rhinebeck and this happened…

gales art doodler yarn

This is another lovely choice.  And it’s currently the front runner.  Except then this happened…

jitterbug milkyway mkal

One of my knitting students decided to join the MKAL.  These are her colors.  I’m sort of jealous.  We picked her colors using the ‘what would stephen pick?’ method.  I think an afternoon of stashdiving will be in order for me!  I have a lovely option, now I want an option with pizzazz!

Anyone else participating?  I’d love to see your colors!  Have you gone for your comfort zone or Stephen’s?


  1. Dawn

    I’m sticking with my color comfort zone and have got it down to two possibilities:

    716knit Impale Myself on a Fork with Lorna’s Laces in Brick and Cedar
    Blissful Knits Ambrosia in Monster Mash with Lorna’s Laces in Courage and Butterscotch

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    1. FogKnits

      I’ve never heard of 716Knit before! Checking out the website, I really like their colors!! I don’t think you can go wrong with either color choice! I can’t believe we still have to wait another week!


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