A KAL is knit-world speak for “knit-along”. I discovered that only recently when one of my usual Australian on-line yarn suppliers (Yarn Glorious Yarn at https://www.yarngloriousyarn.com.au) posted one on Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/groups/yarn-glorious-yarn).
The KAL was for a particular design by Amsterdam based designer Stephen West (https://westknits.com) but I decided to choose another of his designs: Smock-It!
I had also only recently heard of the hand-dyed 3-ply fingering weight of merino knitting yarn produced by Brisbane indie dyer Stitch Abeille Yarns called (naturally!) Drizzle Merino Fingering. So I decided to use that for my KAL project.
I chose three colours that would blend together in shades across the shawl, just as Stephen West had done with other yarns. The colours’ names were Dagon, Etty Bay and Outback Quarry. I loved the very Australian sounds of them!
Finally, it was finished within the two months allowed for the KAL (July and August 2018.
I reckon I might do another of Stephen West’s designs and use the marvellous Aussie dyed Drizzle merino yarn as well.