Hug Shot by Casapinka Cast On + KAL

June 5, 2020 all-day
Michigan Fibre Studio

***”Hug Shot” promotion will continue though Sunday, June 14. That weekend, according to Sharon From Security, happens to be World Wide Knit in Public While Feeding your Pet Extra Anchovies Weekend so it works out for just fine.***

– Pattern release is still scheduled for Friday, June 5

– Codes will be emailed Wednesday, June 3

– Cast On Party rescheduled for Friday, June 12

Sharon From Security suggested that Casapinka do another FREE pattern with yarn kit promotion like last month.

June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day, but SFS declared the entire weekend National Hug Your Pet Weekend to include other pets (and so she can flex on dogs.) So, we are going to celebrate it and we hope you will, too!

We were going to do another virtual trunk show for the Hug Shot kickoff but decided to offer some kits from several of our FAVORITE indie dyers that we have had as trunk shows!

We will have a select number of kits from each of the dyers listed below. They will be available for curbside pick up and once they are gone, we encourage you to purchase direct from them!

Kits will be revealed on Saturday, May 30 (we are still waiting for yarns to arrive!) There will be plenty of time to do curbside pick up for your kit before Friday, June 5th.

If you purchase two fingering weight skeins from Michigan Fibre Studio, you will receive a code for a FREE pattern for Hug Shot by Casapinka. (Codes will be distributed the week of the pattern launch) Pattern will launch on Friday, June 5th. Code will be valid from Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 14th.

Join us Friday, June 5th (rescheduled for June 12) for a Virtual CAST ON Party! This will take the place of our monthly Friday Fibre Ball. A separate event will be created for the Cast On Party (or just a KAL time if you’ve already cast on)

Adelaide Fiber Co
Despondent Dyes
Fangirl Hand Dyed Yarn
Why Knot Fibers

(dyer info at the bottom)

Check back as we add more! All kits will be revealed at the same time.

Pattern details:

The Hug Shot
(A project to remind you to feed your pets all the food they want) – just added this when the boss was getting coffee – Signed, SFS, THE ACTUAL BOSS

Two colors of fingering weight yarn, 400 yards/100g each

Color A: Solid (hot pink)
Color B: Speckled or Variegated (mine is pale pink speckled)

One US 6/4mm 24”/61 cm circular needle or size needed to attain gauge

Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

22 sts/4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Hug Shot is an asymmetric rectangle (or “boomerang”) shawl that begins at the small end and ends up with a wide border at the opposite end. There are slipped stitches, garter and stockinette making it a fairly easy project. Hug Shot is the same shape, and has the same exact yarn requirements as Breathe and Hope but is a little easier.

KAL times are virtual during Thursday Open Fibre Night and Saturday Mornings Zoom. You can join in any time to knit along! Check the individual events for links.

KAL times:
Friday: June 12 Cast On Party; Saturday: June 13
Thursday: June 18; Saturday: June 20
Thursday: June 25; Saturday: June 27

Please be sure to join the MFS KAL/CAL/WAL group on FB!

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.

Join anytime!

Photo credit: Casapinka

Dyer contact info:
Adelaide Fiber Co

Despondent Dyes

Fangirl Handy Dyed Yarn

Why Knot Fibers