August KAL @ the Studio – Kokoro Patterns

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michigan Fibre Studio
1503 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

It’s KAL time! Join us for Pudding Stone by Jeanne Long!

Jeanne will be at the Studio for the opening session on Thursday, August 30th!

The pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.00. We are a Ravelry friendly shop so please consider purchasing the pattern through us if you plan to KAL with us!

KAL times are Thursday Open Fibre Night and Saturday Morning. You can come in any time to knit a long!

KAL times:
Thursday August 30 from 7p – 9p
Saturday September 1 from 10a – noon
Running Thursday and Saturday for 3 weeks ending Saturday Sept 15th!

6 Oink Pigment Pigtails 105 yds
1 full skein approx 400 yds and 3 mini skeins (special modification for MFS!)

Pudding Stone was written by Jeanne Long from Grand Rapids and it was written using Oink Pigments Pigtails (mini skeins). Jeanne added a special modification just for us! The pattern uses either 6 Pigtails from Oink Pigments or a full skein of a main color and 3 mini skeins (325 yards total).

We have mini skeins in stock from: Leading Men Fiber Arts, Mountain Colors, and Why Knot Fibers. Full skeins can be solid or variegated. Just depends on the look you are going for!

Oink Pigments will be at the Studio on Thursday, August 23rd for a pop up trunk show. ONE DAY ONLY!

Pudding stone is a unique and beautiful rock conglomerate found throughout Michigan and parts of Ontario, Canada. It is a sandy colored stone heavily studded with brightly contrasting pebbles of red jasper, white quartzite, semi-transparent quartz, and black chert. The stones originated in a quarry in Ontario, and they were deposited across Michigan tens of thousands of years ago by the glaciers that advanced and retreated over the land during the Pleistocene epoch.

Our Pudding Stone is a triangular shawl with a surprisingly simple (if slightly funky) construction and a charmingly bold aesthetic. Designed to complement six mini-skeins of colorful sock yarn, this knit seamlessly combines two different triangle constructions to create loads of visual interest. The stockinette fabric and simple shaping are easy to execute, while the color changes and directional shifts keep it interesting. Like its inspiration, Pudding Stone blends disparate components and striking color contrasts into a harmonious and solid piece of beauty.

Worked in Oink Pigments’ Oink Sock Pigtails, a hand-dyed Merino blend 100% made in the USA, Pudding Stone is endlessly variable. But no matter which colors you choose, it has a distinct style and sense of place that we think is a fitting tribute to a unique bit of North American geology.

Yarn and Yardage. Pudding Stone is designed for Oink Pigments’ Pigpen, a choose-your-own set of 6 mini skeins of their colorful Oink Sock yarn. Each mini skein (or Pigtail) in a Pigpen is 105 yards. Pudding Stone incorporates most of 6 Pigtails, or approximately 600 total yards of fingering weight yarn.

Needles. We recommend using a circular needle to work Pudding Stone because of the large number of stitches at the midway point of the shawl, and because the color transitions require the knitter to work two right-side rows followed by two wrong-side rows. Circular needles accommodate the wide fabric and allow you to slide the stitches to the other end of the needle to simplify working the color transitions.

Modifications. Mods are a bit tricksy with this design, but possible. The shawl basically boils down to two equally sized triangles. If you use less than half your yardage for the first (increasing) triangle, you should have enough for the second (decreasing) triangle, so you can keep increasing the first triangle until you have just a bit more than half your yarn left. Pudding Stone also could be worked in garter stitch rather than stockinette for a slightly narrower and bouncier variation.

Notions. Two or more stitch markers and a tapestry needle

Techniques. Knit (k), purl (p), yarn over (yo), slip slip knit (ssk), knit two together (k2tog), purl two together (p2tog), and knit three together (k2tog).

Instructions. The pattern includes fully written instructions.

Pattern can be purchased from Ravelry through your LYS, Michigan Fibre Studio.

KAL/CAL/WAL Policies:
Although we would love to see you at the group sessions, you can participate from anywhere! This KAL is free to participate in, but as with all classes, KALs/CALs/WALs, you must use yarns purchased from our store to join. Purchasing supplies and patterns supports designers and your LYS.

For those that need help:
There will be help available during KAL times. As always, we are happy to help with quick questions. This is not a structured class so if you are finding that you may need a little extra help and attention, let us know and we can schedule a quick private lesson with you!

Join anytime!

Photo credit Jeanne Long