We're heading north and covering a lot of territory as we explore the Great Lakes in this fourth installment of the Road Trip Mystery series. We'll visit eight states, five lakes, and one Canadian province as we continue our celebration of knitting, local yarn shops, history, and nature. So what's the mystery? Where we'll stop along the way, of course! And our inspiration for each leg.... And how that translates into knitting a beautiful shawl. We hope you'll join us on this grand knitting adventure and knit along.
We are your knitting tour guides, Cynthia Spencer and Valerie Reed. Cynthia is both a knitting designer (Really Clear Designs) and a yarn shop owner (Stitch Your Art Out) who has lived in PA for her entire life. Valerie is a tech-editor and number-crunching guru who grew up in Maryland but has spent the past 20+ years living in and exploring PA. We're both experienced knitters with a love of beautiful yarn, local yarn shops, and the wonderful community of people that share our love of knitting. We hope you'll knit along with us as we create a beautiful shawl.
Valerie & Cynthia wearing our completed Pennsylvania Road Trip Shawls from 2020.
We've designed another lovely shawl that drapes and wraps beautifully around the shoulders. This one is similar in shape to the Pennsylvania Road Trip in that it is something of a cross between a crescent and half-circle, but the construction and design is all new. This shawl is sure to become a go-to item in your wardrobe.
The pattern is available for pre-order through your favorite Local Yarn Shop or on Ravelry now, and the Packing List is immediately available upon purchase. Check the itinerary for the complete release schedule.
On each of the nine legs, knitters will choose between two design options, one by Cynthia and the other by Valerie. Each option is a creative tribute to a landmark, historical event, or natural wonder that can be encountered in the Great Lakes region.
The shawl pattern is available in two different sizes, misses or plus. See the yarn requirements to determine how many skeins of yarn you'll need.
See the featured color combos from our 2023 Yarn Partner, Manos del Uruguay.
MKALs are done best in community. See where you can join the fun and knit along.
Get in on the ground floor and purchase the pattern for just $4.98 before LYS Day!
Road Trip Mystery is proud to sponsor Local Yarn Store Day.