My first KAL

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 posted one on Ravelry  (

The KAL was for a particular design by Amsterdam based designer Stephen West ( but I decided to choose another of his designs:  Smock-It!


Knitting Smock-It image

Stephen West’s own image of “Smock-It!” from his website.

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!



My three yarns


The first third of the wrap in “Outback Quarry”


Almost there: just needs the 600 stitch wide edging with “smocking” and picot edge


Finally, it was finished within the two months allowed for the KAL (July and August 2018.

Knitting final Smock it - 1 (1)

The light end

Knitting final Smock it - 1

The dark end

Knitting final Smock it - 1 (2)

The whole shawl

I reckon I might do another of Stephen West’s designs and use the marvellous Aussie dyed Drizzle merino yarn as well.

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2 Responses to My first KAL

  1. Linda says:

    That is gorgeous Margaret! Love the yarn names too.

  2. Really liking the blue end. And the cable edging is a clever way of making it look feminine without the frills. Great make!!

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