This was my first mystery knit along (MKAL) on Ravelry. I’ve never wanted to join one before because they are often shawls and take a major commitment of time and yarn. I’d rather know what I’m making and, also, whether I have the skills needed. But this MKAL tempted and it was fun.
The teaser said there would be four clues, released four days in a row. It would be an animal who is a small mammal, very sociable, and active at night. Knitters were told they’d need two shades of brown or two shades of gray and a bit of pink. After the first clue, the body (but no tail yet) I definitely smelled a rat. I wasn’t thrilled with the prospect at first.
This is Rabbit Hole Knits a/k/a Sara Elizabeth Kellner’s “Rats!” It was an easy knit, on double-pointed needles. As with all small animals, the patterns can be a tad fiddly at times. I’d do a MKAL again, with just a bit of assurance that it wouldn’t be too much of an investment of time.
Kellner has a number of vintage-look animals and stuffies available for download through her website and on Ravelry.