Road Trip Mystery Knit Along


It's the 4th annual Road Trip Mystery Shawl Knit Along. Join Cynthia and Valerie as they take us for a virtual trip visiting the Great Lakes and knitting a shawl along the way! The adventure was originally due to kick off on Local Yarn Shop Day, 4/29/22 but due to a wall collapse at the Manos dye warehouse the yarn delivery has been delayed as has the start date. Stay tuned! We are still accepting yarn orders.

Watch the intro video.

How to Join In

  • Order your yarn. Choose one of the 10 yummy color combinations of Manos del Uruguay's  Alegria yarn or pull from your stash.
color combo collage

  • Buy the pattern. The pattern is available on Ravelry. Purchase now and get details about the KAL, then the pattern will update (and increase in price) as each clue is released. Buy early! If you don't use Ravelry we will happily buy it for you.
  • Read more about the knit along on the Road Trip Mystery web site.
  • Connect
    • Facebook - share your progress and cheer on others in the Road Trip Mystery Facebook Group.
    • Zoom - after each clue is released, we'll have a Zoom session the following Monday to answer questions, share progress and encourage each other. The Zoom schedule will be emailed to you before the launch.
    • Instagram - post your progress pictures with @roadtripmystery and @potomacbeadminnesota
    • There will be prizes awarded from those who post on social media.
  • Choose Beads. There will be clues that include the option of incorporating seed beads. Click on an image to see the colors we recommend for each combo.

If you choose to add beads, you will need up to 700 beads (5 tubes) for the Misses size and up to 900 beads (6 tubes) for the Plus size. You can choose all one color or you can mix it up. If you can't pick a color,  Silver Lined Crystal is neutral and looks good on everything.  Check out more of our 6/0 beads.

To add the beads to your shawl you will need either a dental floss threader (available from your local pharmacy), a small crochet hook, a Beadle Needle or an Elastic Cord Needle.