It's the Morticia MKAL (mystery-knit-along, dudes) for Hallowe'en by Boo Knits. For those not into Ravelry (I'm looking at YOU, Mr S Knowles, ha ha), the designer releases one clue a week. You try to keep up with the other people knitting around the world, and gradually the pattern reveals itself in time for 31st October. Exciting times for a knitter!
After you finish knitting what looks like a holey dishcloth, you soak it for three hours and then stretch and pin it out to dry in your son's playpen. Because that's what playpens are for: keeping your baby away from your knitting.
Check it out: there are beads to be placed with a tiny crochet hook!
There are dingly-dangly bits and a picot bind off! This shawl has it all, but it didn't get my house cleaned for me while I was knitting it.
I used 100% mulberry silk undyed yarn, and size 6 beads that are supposed to look like pearls. A shout out to the lovely Fleece Cottage Yarns, who sourced the lot for me, corrected my horrific yarn-overs and knitted along too (see here). You should totally go there and buy her lovely lovely yarn. I'm going to pay a visit with my Christmas pennies... ;-)