October KAL: Wandering Moon Shawl


The October KAL, Wandering Moon, a beautiful crescent-shaped shawl, is knit with the lovely yarn, Rylie by HiKoo. The shawl will be featured in the limited edition color, Power Pink. This specially dyed yarn is a deep berry hue that complements everyone.

Michelle Hunter of KnitPurlHunter is the designer of the shawl project which incorporates techniques and stitches new to the KAL series. You will increase your skills while creating a wearable work of art.

The October KAL is a mystery KAL, so you will not see a photo of the project before you start. For more complete information about our KALs (Knit Alongs), read our KAL FAQ blog post.

LINK to October KAL clues and pattern — The pattern clues will be posted On October 1st at 9 am EDT.

Here are the materials you will need for the shawl:

  • Rylie by HiKoo (50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen; 274 yds/100g), 2 skeins
  • Size US #7 (4.5mm) 40” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge for shawl Body.
  • Size US #7 (4.5mm) straights or 24”circular needle for Border.
  • Cable needle
  • Two removable markers
  • Additional 25 removable markers or safety pins
  • Optional (but very helpful), needle to aid in finishing: 32 – 40” circular needle several sizes smaller than project needle, ranging from US #1 to #4

More shawl info:

  • Gauge  Approximately 18 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch
  • Size  Approx. 74″ along lower edge and 14″ deep at center

Knit Alongs are a paced, weekly way of learning  new knitting techniques and stretching your skills. If you don’t want to try the “mystery” part of the KAL, you can always look in on the first week or two to get an idea of what is being knit. Then order your yarn and start those KAL needles clicking!

Graywood KAL FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Answers to the general questions that we get about KALs.

Scoreboard Football Scarf KAL — Here’s another KAL that started in September. It’s never too late to knit this football themed scarf in your team colors

KAL October 2014 — Namesake Cowl — Last fall’s October KAL was a lovely textured cowl with a picot edge. The pattern provides three sizes (lengths) and is easy to follow.