AVFKW x Mary Jane Mucklestone - Peach Pit Shawl Bundle
6328 San Pablo Ave
6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
Designed for Year 12 (2021-2022) Pro-Verbial Shawl Club, Peach Pit is a stranded colorwork shawl with a modern motif reminiscent of cut peaches. Wear as a shoulder wrap or stylish bandana! Knit in the round with paired increases to create a triangle, an i-cord bind-off finishes the widest and final edge. Steek stitches at the side edges, once cut, are unraveled to create a festive fringe. Knit with three colors, the background contrasting markedly from the two-color ‘peach pits’. The color possibilities are endless!
- Mary Jane Mucklestone
One of the reasons we enjoy working with Mary Jane and knitting her designs is due to her extensive background utilizing colorwork and steeks in her work. Many of us at Verb have yet to try a steeked shawl (or steeks at all!), and we've been intrigued and we figured you might feel the same. In case you are new to steeking, here is the lowdown: when working colorwork, it is really helpful to work only the rightside, and to work in the round. Steeks are used when wanting to work in colorwork and while working in the round on pieces with openings such as cardigans, shawls, and even swatches. Mary Jane will show you the ropes through Peach Pit. An added bonus of steeks is that it creates fringe. If you are making a cardigan, you may not want fringe, however, with a shawl, steeking provides the unique opportunity to work with a result of the technique as decoration. A win-win.
To design this piece, it was important to get a high level of contrast so the polka dots really popped. We all knew that we wanted to celebrate the Verb dye garden so we created Stardust, which is printed with our homegrown marigolds and paired it with bold, warm orange (Tiger Eye) and moody ochre (Lion's Mane). These colors are dyed with madder root, cutch wood, weld flowers, and rhubarb root. Nature is amazing!
INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE
A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna 80% Merino / 20% cashmere; 385 yds / 352 m per 100 g sk, 1 skein for Main Color (MC)
A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna Mini, 80% Merino / 20% cashmere; 171 yds per 50 g sk, 2-7 skeins for Contrasting Colors (CC)
Peach Pit: Stardust (MC), Tiger Eye, Lion's Mane (CCs)
Pollinator's Garden: Lilypad (MC), Red Pear, River Rock, Nectar, Corn Silk, Summer Sky, Violet Evening, Alpine (CCs)
Trillium: Alpine (MC), Passionflower, Autumn Light (CCs)
Celestial: Starlight (MC), Indigo Blue Sky, Summer Sky (CCs)
Approximately 48” [120 cm] wingspan x 21” [52.5 cm] center drop, post blocking)
28 sts and 28 rounds = 4x4in [10x10cm] in Fair Isle pattern, after blocking.
Additional necessary items:
US 6 / 4mm 24" [60cm] or 32" [80cm] circular needles and same size needle for knitting a small diameter in the round (either DPNs or 32"+ circular for magic loop)
This product does not include the pattern. Please purchase it directly from Mary Jane on Ravelry.
When working with yarn dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Yarn can be exchanged within 45 days from when we contact you to pick it up (for curbside pickup) or from the day that we ship it for store credit only (less any shipping costs) as long as it is in its original condition (ball band in place). After this time period, yarn can no longer be exchanged. The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. We advise insuring the package as store credit will be given only when the package reaches us. Contact info(at)averbforkeepingwarm(dot)com for a return authorization number.
Yarn that has been purchased on sale or as part of the Pro-Verbial Yarn and Fiber Club is a final sale and cannot be canceled, exchanged for store credit, or returned.
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