6.05.2013

Juego Mystery Revealed!

Juego
Well, the last clue for the Juego MKAL went out May 24th... and that means it's time to share my photos of Juego with you!  Mystery Knit A Long's are always a blast to work on as they engender a fabulous sense of community and help expand those knitting skills.  I think many of the people who have already finished their Juego's might not have even attempted it had they seen the finished photo first.  This puppy was packed with technique!

I knit my Juego in SpaceCadetCreations Celeste Five Rings and Feather, it was my first time working with this yarn, and it won't be my last.... it handled the beads and bloomed beautifully when blocked!
Juego
Juego is a center out, top down, bi-color shawl worked seamlessly in sections with a reversible cable edging.   The pattern contains links to 7 unique videos that help immensely with the techniques used in the pattern!
Juego
Juego
Here's a list of skills used in Juego:
Circular Cast On
Knitting in the Round
Knitting Flat
Mosaic Colorwork
Carrying Colors
Basic Lace Stitches
Knitting with Beads
Knitted-On Edging
Reversible Cables
Attached ICord
Juego

A final version of Juego (sans clues) has been uploaded to Ravelry.  I've left the version with clues as well for those of you might still want to work it that way!

There are SO many knitters to thank for helping to make this KAL a success: my Ravelry moderators were amazing, Stefanie from Space Cadet got a TON of yarn dyed in a short period of time, my testers and tech editor allowed me to mess with their brains (and needles) on more than one occasion while we simplified the pattern as much as possible AND my Ravelry group... the most amazing collection of humans you will ever find.  Your perseverance, empathy, patience and AWESOME sense of humor made this the most amazing KAL yet!  Seriously, LOVE you guys! 

The best part?  I FINALLY get to wear my Juego!  I finished it in January and it's been packed away for months!  I might have worn it on a date with my honey to our favorite restaurant on Seneca Lake (it was a Wednesday, there were no knitter's there....) It's first "real" outing is TNNA in 2 weeks....

17 comments:

  1. Stunning! Thank you for the wonderful pattern! It was so fun to make!

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    1. Thanks!!!!! It was SO FUN to design too!

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  2. I've really loved being a part of your group on Ravelry. Yours is definitely one of the most supportive and active on Rav! Thanks for helping to foster such a wonderful sense of community among us and for such fabulous patterns. My Juego is still on the needles, but I did finish Accola a couple of weeks ago and you would not believe the compliments I get on it. I'm waiting for someone to ask if they can buy it. It's priceless!

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    1. Ha! In the elevator at VKL in NYC last winter someone asked to buy my Trapeze, I told them it was $3k, and I'd be happy to sell it to them.... needless to say, I still have my Trapeze!

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  3. ohhhh, i need to stop missing out on stuff.... that is gorgeous!

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    1. Aw, thanks! Are you signed up for my mailing list? That's a good way to find out when the next one is going to be released!

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  4. I so want to join in next time! Your designs are beyond my imagination and I really want to see if I'm good enough to take one on!

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    1. Oh, THANKS and you can do it! The support my Ravelry group gives is amazing... if you have the will, there is a way!

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    2. Tina, Laura is so right! You wouldn't believe how amazing the mods and experienced knitters are in her Ravelry group. It's very active and some people have even phoned others in the past to help them through trouble spots! I can guarantee that someone would help you out if you got stuck, including Laura herself. It's a wonderful group!

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    3. DeeDee, I could not have said it better myself! Thankyou!!!!

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  5. I want to mostly thank YOU for bringing us together and make this LOVELY work of art! I have had the most unconditional love experience one can have in the middle of creativity... The Nelkinites will live FOREVER!..
    The pictures shots are really beautiful! Can't wait to see you wearing it!
    ( you got me a little bit emotional.. on this blog!)

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    1. Emma! You are beautiful, inside and out! Thankyou!!!!

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  6. What a beautiful shawl! I love all the details and your color choice. I will definitely be putting this in my queue and will join your group on Ravelry.

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  7. Absolutely stunning, Laura! I must make mine soon. I've got the Juego bug again. lol :-)

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  8. AMAZING!!!!
    I love it!!!
    www.queliodehilo.wordpress.com

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