Join THE Mystery Blanket Club
Memberships for the 2017 MYSTERY BLANKET CLUB are now sold out! Thank you to everyone who has signed up. If you have any general questions about the club or want to be added to the waiting list, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mystery Blanket Club FAQ’s
What is the Mystery Blanket about?
The Mystery Blanket is a unique project that is split across ten months. The design follows the same format as Debbie’s other blanket designs in “Blankets & Throws To Knit” and “More Blankets & Throws”. It is constructed from individually knitted squares that are assembled together to create a finished block. The mystery is that you won’t be told the theme of the project, so part of the fun is to discover this while you are knitting it up!
This blanket design will not be published or re-produced in other form, so you will be part of a very special one-off project.
How many months will the project run for?
The project begins in February and runs for ten months. Patterns are sent monthly by email on the 1st of the month. Yarn and beads are sent in two parcels: February and May. There is an option to have printed paperwork which is posted to members each month and for which there is an extra cost.
How do I subscribe to the Mystery Blanket Club?
Membership is strictly on a first-come-first-served basis and there are a set number of places in the club. So once applications for the Club are open it is best to sign up as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.
When applications are open you can purchase your membership in Debbie’s online shop and make your payment using a debit or credit card or Paypal. Then all you need to do is sit back and wait for your first package to arrive in February.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a payment by BACS directly from your bank account then contact Debbie at email@example.com and she will give you her bank account details.
CAN I PAY IN INSTALMENTS?
Yes, you can pay in three instalments. To find out more about this contact Debbie by email and she will forward you details: firstname.lastname@example.org
DO I GET A DISCOUNT FOR BEING a mystery cushion club member?
No, there is no discount for the Mystery Blanket Club membership for being a Mystery Cushion Club member.
What if I don’t have an email address?
If you do not have an email address you can send an application form by post. Please make sure that you include your full address details, telephone number, your choice of package and your payment. Cheques should be made payable to Debbie Abrahams Ltd.
How will the parcels be sent to me?
Each parcel is sent by Royal Mail. For UK customers all parcels are sent by FIRST CLASS. All European and World customers are sent parcels using AIRMAIL. There is an option for UK customers to have SPECIAL DELIVERY (guaranteed next day delivery), and for European and World members to have INTERNATIONAL TRACKED AND/OR SIGNED FOR, for which there is an extra cost.
What will be included in my materials parcel?
Your two materials parcels will include enough yarn and embellishments to knit up the whole blanket. The yarns used for the 2017 Mystery Blanket Club are all from the Rowan Yarns collection and include Felted Tweed, Kid Classic, Softyak, Superfine Merino DK, Baby Silk Merino DK and Wool Cotton..
You are sent whole balls of yarn and packets of beads. If you have any left over, it is very important that you keep it safe because you will need it for other squares later on in the project.
Can you give me any clues as to what the theme is going to be?
It is important that the theme of the blanket is kept a “mystery” until you guess it yourself. However, Debbie can tell you that the 2017 Mystery Blanket Club will combine together textured, striped, lace, beaded, fairisle and intarsia squares in a “vintage” colour palette.
But what if I am a novice knitter? Can I still join the Club and successfully complete the project?
There are two options given for the same blanket design and everyone is sent the pattern instructions for both options. Most of the squares are the same for both options, but when there is a choice it is clearly stated. Option one includes textured stitches like cables and knit and purl stitch patterns, intarsia colour work, fairisle colour work, stripes and some beading. Option two includes all of the above, but any fairisle and intarsia squares are replaced by either stripes, beaded or textured designs.
What if I get stuck and need some advice?
Debbie writes a monthly blog on the Mystery Blanket page of her website where you can read lots of helpful helps and tips about the project. And you could also join the Debbie Abrahams Mystery Blanket group on Ravelry who are always very helpful and willing to give advice on all aspects of the Mystery Blanket. If you have a query that you cannot find an answer to then you can contact Sue at email@example.com and she will be able to help you.
do I receive any other benefits from being in the club?
Each month there is a prize draw which all members are entered into, with each winner receiving a gift from the range of kits, buttons, dvds, beads and books on Debbie’s website. Each winner is notified shortly after the draw has taken place.