Dark Romantic MKAL Dates and Info

Join us for a gloriously gothic inspired MKAL. We will be knitting together during the month of September so you should have the perfect accessory ready with plenty of time for October festivities. 

Inspired by all things Romantic (that’s with a capital “R”), this lacy shawl is the perfect accessory for curling up by candlelight for some dark spooky reading. Or perhaps you’d rather be in the story, roaming some misty and quite possibly haunted moors, either way this shawl is a dramatic piece to drape yourself in. Pick two colors to bring together to add to the dramatic gothic architecture inspired lace. This shawl is an ode to this era of exploring emotions that lead us to supernatural works of fiction that continue to light our imaginations aflame. 

Clue Release Dates

Clue 1 - September 1st

Clue 2 - September 8th

Clue 3 - September 15th

Clue 4 - September 22nd

Full pattern will be released in a single PDF on October 1st, 2020. It will be available to non Fiber Coven members at this date. 

Dark Romantic Pattern 

Patterns can be purchased starting Thursday August 13th. The pattern is Emily's Ravelry store for $100. The totally bananas price is how we are keeping it Fiber Coven exclusive. There is a coupon code for Fiber Coven members that makes the pattern only $4. The pattern PDF will be an information packet with all the info listed here, and materials needed until Sept 1st, when the first clue drops. If you are not using Ravelry email [email protected] and we will get you set up with the Info Page and Clues via email. Unfortunately Emily's Payhip store does not support PDF updates like Ravelry can so the MKAL cannot be purchased through Payhip. 

Dark Romantic Yarn Kits

Yarn Kits from Valkyrie Fibers will go on sale Thursday August 13th at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. There are three kits inspired by different Romantic authors; Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, and Oscar Wilde. We will be posting photos of each kit in the next few days. 


This is a Fiber Coven exclusive MKAL, please do not share the pattern with friends who are not members of Fiber Coven. The pattern will retail for $7 when it releases on October 1st. It is available to Coven members for $4, the lowest tier of our Fiber Coven Patreon is $3, so people who wish to participate can join the Coven for 1 month and not pay any more than you would for the regular pattern price. 

Please use the promotional image featured on the first page of this PDF or a picture of your unknit yarn as the 1st photo on your Ravelry projects for the month of September to preserve the mystery for others. 



We have prizes we will draw for from both knitters who complete the project and knitters who join in the MKAL. You may make as many Participation Entries as you like. One FO Entry per person. 

Participation Entries - Post your yarn/progress/excitement/whatever on Instagram with #DarkRomanticMKAL

FO Entries - Post your finished shawl in our Fiber Coven Ravelry Group in the FO thread, or email us a photo at [email protected] to be entered in the drawing. 

Materials Needed



Fingering Weight in 2 colors

C1: 386 yds / 353 m 

C2: 327 yds / 299 m

Sample shown in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in Ruby Red (C1) and Huginn and Muninn (C2)


US 6/4 mm 50”/135 cm circular needle


Darning needle for weaving in ends 

Chat about the MKAL is happening under #darkromanticmkal on Instagram, in our Inner Sanctum Discord Channel, and in our Ravelry Group

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