Orange is the New Black Binge MKAL!

Finally, the latest season of Orange is the New Black is ready to watch, and I am so excited that many of you have decided to join in on the Binge MKAL fun!

I know many of us will be binge watching the show, and the idea is that you can knit (and potentially complete!) this project while  watching! The first clue is up, and I wanted to share some extra guidance, and photos here so you guys can see what is going on with the drop stitch sections.

Close-up image of my Orange is the New black Shawl. 

Close-up image of my Orange is the New black Shawl. 

Basically, every time you encounter an orange/dominant color section of your working yarn, you will work the dropped stitch as written at the beginning of section 2 of the pattern. This can happen anywhere in the body of the shawl (between the stitch markers), and on any of the rows. The piece is reversible, so it doesn't matter if it is a right or wrong side. To the left is a close up photo of my shawl. This was taken after blocking, so you can see how nicely the dropped stitches accentuate the orange!

In this picture you can see the crazy pooling, as well as the dropped stitches sections that stack on top of one another. 

In this picture you can see the crazy pooling, as well as the dropped stitches sections that stack on top of one another. 

Sometimes you will encounter orange in or near the edge stitches. In that case, if you can't fit the whole dropped stitch sequence in before getting to the stitch marker, then just skip it. You don't want any dropped stitches in the edge, so that's the reason for not doing it.  In the picture to the right, you can see an example of what this looks like in the bottom right corner.

And finally, sometimes your orange sections will pool on top of each other. It looks a little weird when knitting, but just go with it! It won't cause any problems, and since the idea behind the shawl is to let it pool naturally, it looks random and kind of funky! Here's a section of my shawl with crazy pooling on the edge...I love it!

I hope these photos help, and please let me know if anyone has any questions! Happy binge watching and knitting!