La Mondiola Wrap KAL: February/March 2022
Welcome to the Malabrigo La Mondiola Wrap Knit Along (KAL)!
Welcome to the Malabrigo La Mondiola Wrap Knit Along (KAL)! This simply-shaped wrap is worked seamlessly from end to end, using three colors of incredibly soft Malabrigo Arroyo - a 100% Superwash Merino Wool in a sport weight. Designed specifically for this KAL, the pattern is broken up into 15 manageable sections, and combines Malabrigo's beautiful hand-dyed colorways with chevron stripes and slipped-stitch colorwork to create a stunning accessory! The finished wrap is approximately 19" by 80" after blocking.
We have kits available with a variety of color combinations, as well as a wide selection of Arroyo if you'd like to choose your own colors!
In addition to your yarn, you will need a US 7 size circular knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) with at least a 30" cable, five stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
This is a great project for intermediate knitters, but adventurous beginners should not be deterred! The techniques are all easy to learn, and we have lots of tutorials to help you along the way!
You can find the pattern available on Ravelry or on the Malabrigo blog.
Each week we'll break down the designated sections with reminders, suggestions and thoughts from some of our team! We've also put together some additional resources for you as you prepare to cast on!
Choosing Your Colors: Selecting three yarns, determining which to make Color A, B and C, and a bonus behind the scenes feature on kits!
Pattern Notes: General comments and errata.
Week 1 - February 15-21: Cast on, Sections 1-3
Week 2 - February 22-March 1: Sections 4-8
Week 3 - March 2-8: Sections 9-12
Week 4 - March 9-15: Sections 13-15
To be eligible for prizes you must have signed up on the Malabrigo website, be using Arroyo yarn and post during the KAL dates.
Malabrigo will be awarding prizes weekly, as well as a grand prize at the end of the month!
Community: Whether far or near, join us on our Ravelry thread where we hope you'll share your color choices, progress photos and cheer each other on! We'll also be active on Facebook and Instagram is you like sharing there!
Additionally, Malabrigo has both a Facebook group and Ravelry thread set up for trouble shooting and community connection!
Finally, for our local folks - or ambitious visitors! - we would love to see you during Open Table on Mondays (6-8pm), Thursdays (6-8pm) and Saturdays (12-2pm)! Our instructors are also happy to set up Knitting BYOP Bundle to help you navigate the pattern!
Tutorials: We also have video tutorials available with tips and tricks to help you work through your project. Below are some we think will be particularly helpful for this pattern!
- Knit stitch and purl stitch
- Slip stitch with yarn in back
- Slip stitch with yarn in front
- Increase with yarn over
- Double central decrease (S2KP)
- Adding a new color
- Carrying non-working yarn
- Elastic bind off
As you work on your project, we would love if you share your progress by tagging us on Instagram and/or Facebook @michiganfineyarns and using our project hashtags #michiganfineyarns #MFYkal. You can also join us during open table times at the shop and knit with fellow makers!