Follow Your Arrow

The first mystery knitalong from Ysolda, with a choose your own adventure style twist. 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.


    Follow Your Arrow has been designed to work equally well in a solid colour or in stripes of two colours and instructions for both options are included.

    You will receive files for all the clues separately and the full pattern pdf. Although the knitalong is now over no photos are included within the pattern in case you’d like to maintain the mystery aspect. However, if you do want to peek many, many photos of gorgeous finished shawls can be found on Ravelry.


    4 stitch markers, if you wish to place markers between individual repeats of a stitch pattern you will need up to 39 additional markers (preferably contrasting).



  • There are SO many options. I’d suggest fairly solid colourways that won’t obscure stitch patterns in a fibre blend that blocks well. I’ve gotten a bit addicted to these and so far I’ve used the following yarns.

    Old Maiden Aunt Merino Superwash 4ply in Ghillie Dhu and Seen the Ocean
    Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage in Silver Grey
    YarnPony ShowPony 4-ply in Roman Coin

    I totally understand the choice not to swatch for a shawl, but make sure that you like the fabric you’re getting and remember that gauge affects the amount of yarn used — have extra on hand!

    Fingering / 4-ply yarn
    Solid Colour shawl:
    680yds / 620m

    Two Colours:
    C1: 360yds / 330m C2: 320yds / 290m

  • Helpful tips and videos for all of the clues can be found at

    Technique Thursday - Yarn overs
    Technique Thursday - Blocking shawls
    Blog post - Using charts



22 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10cm in stockinette stitch blocked.




680 yds / 620m fingering weight yarn.

Needles and notions

US 6 / 4mm 32" / 80cm circular.

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