Leap Day Mystery Make-Along 3pm Clue || Knitting

Time for the first ever Leap Day Mystery Make-Along 2020 with Marly Bird and Moogly. This is the 3pm clue for the knit piece.

Each clue will be released every 2 hours from 9am until 5pm eastern time. You can find the link to each clue in the original blog post (click here)

If you missed any of the plays, go back to the original blog post and get all the details you need. You must complete each previous part of the mystery project before you can move on to the next.

Remember, should you have any questions please be sure to post in the Marly’s Minions Facebook Group!

I will keep these clues simple and to the point. *If there is any kind of update it will be updated directly on this page*

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Size: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

To Fit Measurement: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 50, 54)” [71 (81, 91, 102, 112, 127, 137)cm] around chest.

Gauge: 10 sts and 14.5 rows = 4” (10cm) in Stockinette Stitch in the round.


Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky: Ball Size Solids: 100g / 3.5 oz, 99 meters / 108 yards;

  • Color A: 108 yds — All Sizes
  • Color B: 216 (324, 324, 324, 324, 432, 432) yds

Needle: Size 13 (9mm) 24” circular or longer. You might want to have a longer needle as more stitches are on your needles.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle


PM: Place Marker

YO: Yarn Over


How to use Long Tail Cast On

How to Tink/Unknit if you make a mistake

How to add a Life Line

How to Bury Ends


Directions are for size XS; changes for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL are in parentheses. When only one number is given then that number applies to all sizes.

Make the marker for the start of the round noticeably different than the markers used around the rest of the piece.

Slip all markers as you come to them, even when not specifically instructed to do so in the pattern.

3PM CLUE ????

Continue Raglan Shaping

Round 1 (increase 8 round): * Knit to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, slip marker, yo; repeat from * three times more, knit to end of round — 8 stitches increased.

Round 2: Knit

Round 3 (increase 4 round): * Knit to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, slip marker, knit to marker, slip marker, k1, slip marker, yo; repeat from * once more, knit to end of round — 4 stitches increased.

Round 4: Knit

Repeat Rounds 1-4 for 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1) times more, then rounds 1 and 2 once more — 114 (126, 138, 150, 166, 178, 190) sts on needle.

At this point, the piece measures approx 45 (50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75)” [114 (127, 140, 152, 165, 178, 190)cm] circumference around the bottom edge; and it should measure approx 6.5 (7.5, 8.8, 10, 11, 12, 13)” [17 (19.5, 22.5, 25.5, 28, 31, 33.75)cm] in length from the pick up and knit edge.

You can thread a length of yarn through all the live stitches (like a life line) and try on the piece.

The piece should be able to fit over your head and around your shoulders and torso comfortably.

  • If yours is too snug and want to add more increases to the size you are making, just continue on in the established pattern with the increases every other row. Once you reach the width around that works for you, continue to the next clue.
    • BE AWARE: adding more rounds will also result in more yarn used so you could run out.
  • If your piece feels just right around your shoulders and torso, continue on to the next clue.

Get next clue at 5PM.

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