We are having a yearlong Mystery Knit Along (MKAL) over on Ravelry. Click HERE to learn more and to join in on all the fun!
Be sure to sign in to your account before you check out, so when future clues go live, you'll only need to login and re-download the pattern to receive the next clue.
This pattern is free for a limited time. Just add to cart and complete checkout to receive the download. For more info, click here.
Use code: advertence-clue3 for 15% off all of our Expression Fiber Arts Mirage Sport and Luster Sport yarn today.
Approximately 92” (234 cm) long by 40” (102 cm) wide, adjustable
Expression Fiber Arts Mirage Sport yarn
Advertence will require 12 different colored skeins total, and one clue will be released each month.
Colors: A) Endless, B) Oatmilk, and C) Cacti Mirage Sport.
Colors for future clues will be listed once they are announced.
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.
We’re also curating a set of Luster Sport colors that could also be used for the 2023 MKAL. Here are the first three: Clue 1 – Atlas, Clue 2 – Powdered Sugar Cookies, and Clue 3 – Fisherman Luster Sport.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 8 (5.0 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
The word advertence shares roots with a familiar marketing tool, but its definition is notable: the process of paying attention to, of minding. In the midst of constant stimuli designed to encourage consumption, knitting provides a calm respite for creation, a moment of mindfulness. Mosaic knitting, in particular, breaks down complexities into straightforward steps. Combining simple knit and slip stitches only and working with just one color at a time, you can create intricate designs that meld into each other almost imperceptibly.
Advertence is formed from yarn that is sumptuous in both color and texture. As you knit each section, each row, each stitch, hone your focus. Be mindful of the feel of the yarn as it slips through your fingers. Note the soft click of the needles. Watch as each movement creates a stitch that flows into another to form unique patterns. Breathe deeply and slowly, pull your tongue away from the roof of your mouth as you unclench your jaw, and drop your shoulders down and back. Know that in this moment, you are creating art, and enjoy the process.
- Click the Videos tab to watch a video about this month's clue.
- Gauge is not crucial to this project, but will affect yardage and size. Blocking is not crucial, but can greatly affect overall dimensions. Mosaic knitting tends to pull in stitch width, which is why changing to larger needles is recommended to maintain gauge with the one-color top and bottom borders. Before blocking, the width of the sample was approximately 31"; with blocking, it grew 11" to 42".
- All clues use a multiple of 14 sts + 3 sts, with 10 sts on each side for borders. If you want to change the width of the overall piece, add/delete increments of 14 sts in your cast-on. If you want to change the length of the overall piece, add/delete row repeats as desired.
- In addition to complete written instructions, this pattern also includes charts for each Mosaic pattern. Each chart shows a full pattern repeat, as well as a second full pattern repeat with colors reversed where applicable.
- Slip all stitches purlwise. The first slipped stitch at the beginning of each row is slipped purlwise with yarn in front. (Be sure to move the yarn to the back of the work before continuing with the rest of the row.) Stitches slipped in Mosaic patterns are slipped purlwise with yarn in back on right-side rows and with yarn in front on wrong-side rows.
- The pattern uses 12 different colors but can be made with more or fewer if preferred.
- Total yards/meters used for this sample: approximately 1,994 yds (1,824 m): Color A: 102 yds (93 m), B: 158 yds (145 m), C: 182 yds (167 m), D: 207 yds (189 m), E: 154 yds (141 m), F: 182 yds (166 m), G: 182 yds (166 m), H: 158 yds (145 m), I: 203 yds (186 m), J: 175 yds (160 m), K: 186 yds (170 m), L: 105 yds (96 m).
- VERY IMPORTANT: If using the suggested colors or any other high contrast colors, steam blocking is strongly encouraged to avoid color transfer. We also recommend that you make and wash test swatches for all colors to check for color fastness.
Row 22 of Clue 3 should say: Sl first st purlwise wyif, k 9, sm, k 2, *k 3, (sl 1, k 1) 3 times, sl 1, k 4; rep from * across to 1 st before marker, k 1, sm, k 10.
Designed by Janica York Carter
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Customer Reviews 5 (60 Reviews) Write a Review
Very beautiful pattern. I had never done mosaic knitting before but I love it.
Advertence - 2023 MKAL
A dream come true.
I have not started this yet. Your creativity is astonishing. I will work on it at some point. Keep up with the excellent work you ae doing. Thank You
So far I’m enjoying this fully. I’ve never done a MKAL. My only complaint is not getting a head start on the color choice for April. Throws off my momentum. As soon as the new clue comes out I want to have the chosen yarn ready to pounce! I’ll have to run out to my LYS and hope to find a comparable yarn.
Lovely pattern especially doing mosiac
I started mosaic Knitting, when my friend, Gwen, taught me. I made.EFAs Milla Shawl! My daughter wears it every night while she reads and I know that she is wrapped in our love. Advertence is so much fun. I can’t even tell you! It’s amazing how beautiful it is turning out. I wait every month for the clue in the yarn!! All I can say is, be prepared for fun in beauty.
Do love working on this MKAL, but am a little worried that I won't have the yarn to start Clue 4 since I bought the first three months from you but haven't seen any yarn available for Clue 4 and beyond.
Advertence MKAL 2023
Great knit along and a easy way to learn reading charts and creating designs with only 2 colors. You are only knitting a row while using one color as a knit stitch and slipping stitches that are the other color per the chart. Simple repeats and easy to remember. Each month a new design is added and a new color. The hardest part is being patient for the next clue and color to be revealed and released. Can use your own colors from your stash but I prefer to use the colors designed by the designer and EFA.
Great Relaxation Pattern
I am really enjoying this pattern. I am about halfway through clue 3. I am excited to see the next clue & the yarn that goes with it. The yarn is so soft, it really does relax your mind.
Lovely shawl. Love it .
Beautiful and simple but looks complex. Love it.
I like the pattern a lot. I’m having difficulty getting the updates, though. Finding the updates on the website is proving to be a challenge. I’d prefer the updates be included in an email.
Advertence knit a long
I love the pattern and yarn but don’t like that I can’t order the yarn needed ahead of each month.
I’ve never done mosaic knitting before, so knitting this blanket is a fun way to learn a new skill. I’m not a fan of ‘color work’ but so far - only through clue #3 - I like this process. I’m looking forward to seeing where this project goes.
For the moment it s excited ,and can wait for the next months.
Advertence 2023 MKAL
I am learning some new techniques. The stitches are beautiful. I am excited about all the clues yet to transpire. Looking forward to my finished creation.
Mystery Knit Along
I'm loving this project. Am eagerly waiting for the next clue.
Loving the pattern. It's been fun, relaxing, AND pretty so far. It's been really easy to read and follow along with. I always love patterns that have both written and chart options, especially for mosaic work.
Loving this make along pattern, and the slower pace of a typical CAL or KAL. Perfect for us who don't have as much time as we'd like to create.
Nice pattern. Enjoying the MKAL
I’m loving this project and am ready for the next clue. I have done one other MKAL and this one is far more exciting. I have become a much better knitter because of Chandi’s videos and hints. Thanks, Chandigarh!
Love the pattern
Fun to make the different sections
This knit along is so much fun with great instructions
Just started this, good instructions love receiving the next installment every month
Advertence - 2023
Looking forward to this year long MKAL, so far, it's been great, can't wait till the next clue!
Easy to ready patterns. Enjoy learning new techniques
I am enjoying stitching, the MKAL. Looking forward to learning more mosaic patterns. Excitedly awaiting the next installment.
MKAL 2023- Advertence
This years MKAL is going to be a adventure into new stitches and designs for me. Only into clue #2 and I am loving it. Looking forward to the other 10 clues.
Hy Chandi & Team Yess, next MKAL is starting...
Advertence - 2023 MKAL
Each year Expression Fiber Arts has a mystery-knit-along as well a mystery-crochet-along that last the whole year. I enjoy them very much and also the community on Ravelry. I always learn something new and have a lot fun waiting for the colour of the yarn each month. It is really enjoyable and I highly recommend it.
I have to start this knit along. I bet it's a beautiful design.
I am loving this!
Love this KAL AND YOUR YARN
So much fun and easy to follow pattern! Can’t wait for the next part!
So enjoying this vibrant KAL. Thank you for the clear instructions and great design. Looking forward to March.
The MKAL is a clearly written pattern and is allowing me to learn mosaic knitting at a leisurely pace. I appreciate the time that went into creating the pattern and look forward to receiving the remaining clues!
I ordered KAL for 3 months and it was lost in the nail. I communicated this to them and they made good on my purchase and sent another package. I'm really enjoying this KAL (my first) and the colors and yarn are very nice. I'm really happy with this company.
Advertence - 2023 MKAL (Mystery Knit Along) PAT454
Thank you for the opportunity of this MKAL project. I love it and I am curious what comes next
Advertence - MKA
Super excited to be part of this knit along and I cannot wait to find out how this turns out!!!
Advertence 2023 MKAL
Just started the first clue yesterday for this year long MKAL. It's taking a lot of trust to purchase 12 different colors not knowing how they will work together. Will make for a very interesting year! Loving the Ravelry group, and the tutorials for Clue 1
I am very excited about this project, I did a MKAL several years ago and completely enjoyed it. It was truly amazing watching it develop. Can’t wait for the clues to start coming in.
I am so excited to be a part of this and create some beautiful with it!
I am so excited to be a part of this and create some beautiful with it!
It's a lovely, easy to follow pattern. I'm really excited about the next part!!!
I enjoyed the mystery knot of 2022 and wanted to join again
I enjoyed the mystery knit of 2022 and wanted to join this year.
Very happy with part one looking forward to part 2 thank you for your generosity in providing a free pattern.
I'm loving the pattern so far. Anxiously looking forward to Clue 2. Thank you!
So far, I'm loving it! I'm anxiously awaiting clue 2. Thanks so much!
Loving it! Ready for the next clue!!
Loving it! Ready for the next clue!❤️❤️❤️
I love this idea. I’m always so hesitant to do bigger projects as I find them a bit daunting. This is so much fun as it’s broken down for you for the year!!! I’m an intermediate knitter so this is great way to learn new techniques and refine ild ones. Thank you for doing this!!!
I haven’t started this yet because I pre-ordered yarn in my own color way and won’t get them til February. I am excited to get started tho. In order to be sure I have time to keep up I am reducing this to about 5/8 of the pattern width. So grateful that Chandi and Janice are sharing the mystery!
looking forward to this
I must admit i have not started this yet but looking forward to it. waiting patiently for the mkal to start this year and for my wool to arrive
Love it so far
I am an enthusiastic participator (it seldom complete) in KALs, but love the gentle pace of this one. So far so good thank you
Looking forward to the mkal
I haven’t started the Astern yet since the start date is Jan 29 for the Mkal. Looking forward to knitting it