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Roxanne Mystery Shawl

Clues: 1, 2, 3, 4

Be sure to read each clue post very carefully, they contain all of the errata as well as notes to help you avoid a few issues that tripped people up.

All of my patterns have stories, and the Roxanne Mystery Shawl is no different. Earlier this week I watched the cinematic classic Roxanne starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah in their 1980s glory. I watched this at the behest of my boyfriend: the movie is one that his family loves and he grew up watching regularly. Unbeknownst to me, having never seen this film, Steve Martin has a famous line that is disgustingly cheesey and adorably romantic. When explaining to his colleague why he’s so happy and not in his usual sullen mood, he says:

“Because yesterday she doesn’t, but today she does.”

Adorable, right? And totally cheesey. But still, it’s precious and it makes the quirky comedy a little more romantic than it starts off as.

This quote embodies Roxanne Mystery Shawl and the whole concept of a mystery shawl. You start out with nothing special – a garter tab start and simple pattern set up – but you end up with something fantastic – a beautiful new pattern and the beginnings of a spunky new shawl – the next time you work on it.

Pattern Information

Gauge

20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Yardage

410 - 430 yards Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)

Yarns

Little Red Bicycle Hipster Sock (Fingering)

Needles

US 5 - 3.75 mm

Sizes

One (with option for those using 400 yards or less)

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