Summer Knit Along - Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli

We have had many requests for a Knit-along and we have been having a great deal of fun picking colour combinations for the lovely Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli over the last few weeks, so when we got yet another request for a KAL, we thought...alrighty...let’s do it!

So here is how the KAL works...


The official cast on date is July 7th …
We will host a Cast-On Party and help session that Sunday afternoon from 2-5pm so if the garter tab start is something you may want a little guidance with...come on by for a tutorial… and cookies! (because “Cast-On Cookies” sound like a good idea!)

Since deadlines are good for getting things finished... 
We hope you will join us for a photo shoot and prize draws on August 18th... That gives us about 6 weeks to get this gem cranked out!  

Knit to Win...if you finish by the deadline and pop by for the photoshoot ( or send us a photo of you in your lovely new shawl, cuz we love you people joining us from afar too) we will credit your shop account for 10% of the price of the yarn you purchased with us for your shawl! (Pictures may be used in our social media show off of the finished objects.) EVERYBODY WINS!

PLUS as usual there will be a prize… 
At the end of the knit along One (1) KAL participant will win a $50 gift certificate for The Purple Purl.  Draws will be held Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 2:30pm.

To be eligible for prize draws …

  • The yarn used for your shawl will need to be purchased from The Purple Purl between June 15th and the August 15th, 2019.   But you are very welcome to participate in the group chatter even if you are using stash!!!

  • You need to post a picture of your completed Odyssey Shawl 

    • In our Ravelry Group in the Odyssey Shawl KAL discussion thread so we can cheer each other on and post progress photos. The Ravelry tag for this knit-a-long will be: ppodysseykal2019  so set up your projects and tag 'em up so we can see how awesome you are doing! 


    • On Instagram using the hashtags  #ppodysseykal2019 and #purplepurlproject (so we can find you to enter you into the draw)


    • Email us your photo at with subject line : 
      Odyssey KAL 2019 by 11:59pm August 17th.

Support sessions… 
Need some help with the “MH” instruction or have questions… (or want to just come knit with others) we will hold help sessions to keep you moving on this project every Tuesday evening between 5:30-7:30pm during our weekly stitch night, (free of course).  We are open until 9pm on Tuesdays so there will be lots of knitting time too!

The Pattern … 
The lovely Joji Locatelli has provided this pattern as a FREE Ravelry download! She designed this shawl during a trip to Canada, inspired by the green colours of the landscape.

It features 3 colours of a DK weight yarn… we are enamoured with Julie Asselin’s Leizu DK for this project… but there are so many options to choose from!  Have a look here at all the wonderful finished projects and yarn ideas!  (it has been knit in everything from Fingering to worsted.)

If you order your yarn online with us, be sure to leave us a message in the notes section of the checkout screen saying you are participating in the Odyssey KAL. 

Looking forward to stitching with you as always!