Who doesn’t love a good mystery?

Just last week, Ysolda shared on her blog the exciting news that she has a new mystery knitalong for 2014.  This will be her very first mystery knitalong project, and we imagine that it will be stunning.  How can the designer who brought is Ishbel do anything less?We wanted to share the details with you, in case a fun shawl project is just what you are looking for now that your holiday knitting has been finished, blocked, and gifted.  © Ysolda Teague According to the Ravelry page dedicated to the pattern, there are 32 different possible shawls that can be created from her instructions.  Not just a mystery, but a choose your own adventure!“There are five clues, and every clue will come with two options either of which builds perfectly from whichever you choose previously. The result is 32 possible combinations – a really mysterious adventure. In addition, it has been designed to work equally well in a solid colour or in stripes of two colours and instructions for both options are included.”Clues will be delivered to your Ravelry mailbox on a weekly basis starting on January 13.  For those of you who aren’t eager to experience the suspense, the complete pattern will be available when the last clue is sent on February 10th.The pattern is one that you can purchase directly from the Ravelry page.  And FYI: when purchasing before the start date of January 13th you will not receive a pattern, the download is just an outline of the schedule, yardage and gauge.  But you will save yourself a few dollars as the price of the pattern will increase after the start date of the 13th.It looks as though you can start swatching with fingering weight yarn as soon as you like!  We hope that if this kind of challenge appeals to you, you will give this project a try.  We are eager to see your shawl as it progresses, and of course would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect yarn.