Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Announcing Kepler

We are ever so thrilled to announce the official release of Kepler!

Buy the pattern NOW and use coupon code oink2off for $2 off! Valid through 11:59pm PST Sunday 2/22/15.

BETTER STILL! Buy two skeins of Oink Pigments Sport and get a digital copy of Kepler FREE. Our Sport will be making its retail debut at Stitches West this weekend, and will be available in our online store next week. Once we make it available online, if you place your order on our website, we will email your custom download code for Kepler when we process your order. If you buy two skeins of Sport at Stitches West, we will give you a custom download code to use right then and there!

This asymmetrical shawl, worked bottom up from the base of all triangles to the tip of the largest, is formed of a series of (nearly) golden ratio triangles in (abbreviated) Fibonacci stripes. The pattern is named for 17th Century German mathematician Johannes Kepler, who first observed that the ratio of consecutive Fibonacci numbers converges to the golden ratio; though he did not have the chance to observe how lovely they are in this combination.

The pattern is a little tricky, you’ll be keeping track of stripes in one pattern while decreasing in another. It can get a little confusing, so this might not be the best knitting to travel with, drink wine over, or take to knitnight, unless you’re very fastidious about keeping track of rows, or very good at reading your knitting (and have a much better memory than mine).

Materials required:

  • Size 6 circular needle, 40” or longer in length
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Oink Pigments Sport, 2 skeins, in contrasting colors. 
Shown in “Sea Glass” & “Dill With It” (slate blues & lime green) and “Mystery Flavor” & “The Silver Lining” (orange, grey, purple & pale grey). If substituting yarns, you will need appx 345 yards Color A and 315 yards Color B

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